Trailer Loading – It doesn’t have to be hell on wheels
My method of trailer loading is simple – if the horse is thinking about going inside the trailer then I leave the horse alone, but as soon as the horse stops thinking about going in the trailer then I start to bug
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
I have been riding for eight months at a stable and am taking classes once-twice a week as well as clinics. I bought a horse from the stables I go to; he is a twelve year old Arab and a very forgiving horse but in the last two months he has started to pull on the bit. I am finding this very, very frustrating. My teacher is a very good trainer as well as a teacher. Just this…
Added by Julie Goodnight on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Herd Bound Problems – your buddies will live without you
Horses can become herd bound for a variety of reasons. Sometimes horses don’t feel safe when they are not with other horses, and sometimes horses feel they have to get back to the herd to protect them. Either
way, we need to teach horses that it is okay to leave the herd and that the
horse can be safe with you.…
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 28, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments
As I have grown up in horses I have noticed something which I think gets by many riders. It combines functionality with human nature and it’s something I have grown to take as gospel but few others speak about.
Added by Terri Farley on July 27, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Added by Shelley CHDC on July 26, 2010 at 3:24pm — No Comments
This Week in Horse History - July 26th Through August 1st
July 26th, 1968 – The palomino Quarter Horse gelding, Kaweah Bar, won his first stakes race today. Kaweah Bar won the Leo Handicap, held at Los Alamitos. He earned the title of the "Palomino Express" and would become Quarter Horse racing’s world champion at the young age of two years old. During his…Continue
Added by Paige Cerulli on July 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
After another weekend of Havoc... And I mean literally.
So, the dam of my little Havoc, her name is Snip, had her shoes pulled on Thursday. Now she had a bad case of laminitis two years ago and has 23.5 degrees of rotation in her right fore. So, the front of her foot doesn't exactly grow all that well. Which is why we'd pull her shoes and see if she could go barefoot and quit cracking up what little foot she has. Apparently not. P3 is pretty close to the sole, she must have…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on July 25, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments
It has been SOOOO hot and humid this week. One of the few good aspects of my MS is that when it is hot I am guaranteed not to work the horses too hard for the weather conditions. I can't do much more than walk with an occasional short trot. This weather is not good for vigorous athletic pursuits, and with the pollution it isn't good for the lungs to do deep breathing, for both horse and rider.
I have been working on keeping a…Continue
Added by Shae-Lyn DeSousa on July 25, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments
Added by Cynastry on July 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
After the dressage my home bred hero Mandiba leads the World Cup 3* event at Rebecca Farms in Montana....congratulations to Karen O'Connor and all her team....while his full brother High Kingdom, with Zara Phillips aboard, is in 12th place after the dressage in the Advanced division at Aston Le Walls in England and like his brother goes cross country today. Their half brother Tredstep…Continue
Added by Dressage Canada on July 23, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Your horse's weaker hind leg is the leg on his soft side. There's nothing wrong with your horse! Almost every horse has a weaker hind leg because few horses are ambidextrous. The weaker leg is the one on your horse's "soft" or hollow side. The stronger one is on his stiff side.
The weak hind leg doesn't step directly underneath your horse's body. Your horse displaces it slightly to the side to avoid carrying weight with it. On the other hand, the hind leg on…
Added by Jane Savoie on July 23, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Would you Relax? Let’s enjoy the trail!
**Lindsey Forkun Equestrian advocates for you to wear a helmet
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 23, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
So sad to hear that Oki Doki is no longer with us….who needs cheering up? The great thing about age is the ability to enjoy the little equine things that possibly were once hidden by the pursuit of rosettes in earlier days:…