One of my clients is considering building an indoor arena on their property... they want something safe and economical. There seems to be many to choose from, but overall there are two main types - coverall types and solid steel type buildings.
What do you reccomend, who do you reccomend? I've explored many types:Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on February 18, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Indoor versus Outdoor Board – What do the Facts Say?
By Lindsey Forkun, www.LFEquestrian.com…Continue
Kick Start a Healthy Life – 10 Tips you can Start Today
By Lindsey Forkun BScN, PHN
1) Eat more…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Is Your Horse a Partner?
By Lindsey Forkun, www.LFEquestrian.com
There are many different styles of training and working with horses. Some people fawn over their horses with praise and affection, others take a more military style approach with defined boundaries and little affection, and most people fall somewhere in between.
Natural horsemanship professes a balance of boundaries and praise. Horses that…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 17, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Natural Horsemanship in the Grand Prix Ring – is there a link?
By Lindsey Forkun, www.LFEquestrian.com
Natural horsemanship is a training phenomenon that has been gaining popularity all over the world. Primarily it seems that mostly Western riders and pleasure riders are the ones to pick up this new technique, but what about the English and Jumper riders? What about in the Grand Prix Show Jumping…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
10 Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 9
Get Rid of Trans Fat – trans fat is just plain awful and extremely artery
clogging. Health Canada recommends that you avoid more than 0.5g per day. Trans fat is in a lot of
processed and prepackaged foods, but it is also in a lot of butter and
milk products. Check labels carefully and avoid this artery clogging fat
that will kill you in time. …
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 10, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 8
Avoid Eating Out – eating out is tricky business, sometimes you can
think you are picking healthy options, and yet they are full of calories
and fat. Just the other day I was at a restaurant and thinking of ordering
the vegetarian pad thai – until I found out the chicken fingers and fries had
less calories because the pad thai had 1900 calories even though it was
Added by Lindsey Forkun on December 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Let's Talk Natural Horsemanship -
with Amy Millar, Stacey Westfall, McLain Ward, Leslie Howard, and more!
What are people saying about natural horsemanship? Does it have a place in the Grand Prix ring?
Grand Prix show jumpers like Amy Millar and Leslie Howard, reining champion Stacy…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 30, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 7
Check the Portion Sizing – many people get confused with portion sizing
and overeat with their meals. Restaurants are especially bad and will give
you servings that give you what you need in one day, all in one meal!
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 26, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 6:
Small and Frequent Meals – your body will do best if you give it frequent
little meals. If you try to starve yourself all morning by avoiding
breakfast then you are actually more likely to gain weight from the food
you eat – and research shows it is harder for people to concentrate and
focus if they skip breakfast. Start with a healthy breakfast including a
piece of fruit…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Once you have introduced your horse to a variety of things, it is important to try and give the objects a purpose or make them part of your play.
This is were you get to be creative and think of ways you can incorporate your ground and riding cues into challenging games that can test your communication, build confidence, and ultimately build a better…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 5:
No snacks before bed – did you know that sumo wrestlers will eat right before they sleep to help add weight? Do you want to look like a sumo wrestler?
If not, then avoid eating before bed because your digestion really slows while
you sleep. Try to avoid late night snacks before…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 12, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Some horses are naturally braver than other, and some horses tend to be fairly skittish and flighty. Horses can become more confident when they are exposed to many different things – when they associate positive
experiences with the different objects/ environments.
Getting your horse to touch different objects is one way to build confidence. Provided the…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 4:
Food + TV = NO – When you eat and watch television it is easy to over eat
because you aren’t really paying attention to your food. You can often sit down with a bowl of snacks and before you know it you have eaten the whole thing. Distractions are not good while eating, and it is best for you to be aware of what you are eating. That doesn't mean you need to intently focus on your food, but…
As a protective and great leader, it is also your job to provide a focus to your partnership. Everything you do should be because you provided that focus or goal. Your focus can be as simple as ‘lets graze’ or
more complex like ‘lets perform alternating flying lead changes.’
No matter what you choose for your focus, you need to know what you are doing, and your…Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on November 4, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
While protecting yourself and your space, you need to protect your horse. This means protecting your horse from any human, animal, or objects that could hurt him.
This responsibility starts as soon as you enter the paddock – you need to make sure that no other horse…Continue
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 3:
Add Vegetables to Your Day - Start by adding one more vegetable to your day until you reach more than 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. The adult recommendation from Canada’s Food Guide is 7-10 (7-8 servings for females and 8-10 servings for males) servings. Vegetables have a…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on October 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
10 Diet Tips to a Healthier You, Tip 2:
Add Fruit to Your Day – Start by adding one more fruit to your day until you reach more than 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. The adult recommendation from Canada’s Food Guide is 7-10 (7-8 servings for females and 8-10 servings for males) servings. Dried fruit like raisins or prunes contain a lot of nutrients but they won’t fill you up the way fresh fruit will. Fresh fruit contains…
Added by Lindsey Forkun on October 22, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Your horse needs to know that you will keep them safe and only ask them to do things that they are capable of. You need to trust that your horse can act like a partner and be…Continue