Winter Tries to Return
This week was full of physical soreness for me, and changing weather for the horses.
When I arrived at Debbie’s stable Wednesday morning for my lesson I told Debbie that I was not up to much activity. That suited Debbie just fine; she had to give her soon to be endurance horse, the Arab gelding Tercel, another ride before her first formal long distance ride to get him used to his new endurance bridle and breastplate. She also wanted my opinion on how…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 8, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments
I learned equitation fundamentals to the repetitive tune of “head up, heels down!” trotting around and around the riding school ring. I aquired the “whats” of riding in those early years, but didn’t get good answers to my “whys!” It’s a shame – if I’d grasped the logic and the science behind…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on April 17, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
Bingo Tells Me That I Am Just Not Steady Enough
Wednesday morning was beautiful, cool enough so I could wear my Back on Track back and neck wraps and warm enough that I could wear my spring riding tights and just a light jacket against the remaining morning chill. The sun was shining, the breeze was balmy, and the horses were happily soaking up the sun.
I did not use the BOT hock boots, since Bingo had made painfully clear that he really does not like them. Of course,…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 1, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments
Added by Helen Stassen on March 3, 2017 at 7:50pm — No Comments
Iron is an essential micromineral in the horse's diet and nature has provided an abundance of it in soils, plants and water. Deficiencies in this mineral are very rare while excess amounts are all too common and can affect a horse's health in detrimental ways. If your horse has any immune…Continue
Added by Jean Klosowicz on March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Added by Helen Stassen on February 27, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments
i WAS JUST CURIOUS. I RECENTLY PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL WESTERN SADDLE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A WAY TO TELL IF ITS A PARADE SADDLE OR A SHOW SADDLE? I HAVEBLOOKED ALL OVER THE INTERNET WITH NOT MUCH LUCK. THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE/HELP IN THE MATTER!…Continue
Added by Angie Pearson on February 27, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments
As a mother of three (and grandmother, too) I know how important it is to build strength and confidence in your children. When my kids grew up in Germany, there were no ipods or tablets, and 'playing' meant running outside and getting knocked around a bit.
Today, my kids are strong and confident adults, who learned to ride a bike, swim, climb a tree, build sand castles, balance on climbing beams, build wood huts on 'adventure playgrounds', spend a (scary) night sleeping in their tree…Continue
Added by Stefanie Reinhold on February 27, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments
A horse's nutrition for the most part these days is largely dependent upon the experience, knowledge, but most importantly the "attitude" of its owner. Attitude plays a key factor in almost everything we do, and often determines our successes or failures in our relationships, our work and, in this case, the horses we love and care for.
As I continue to work with horse owners in helping them with balanced nutrition plans for their horses, I find that it is…Continue
Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 12, 2017 at 8:40pm — No Comments
The more we ride them the better we get at memorizing them. We build upon previous experiences and observations. Our brains are actually changed. We’re learning to learn.
So, if experience goes through the routine, perhaps wisdom says, This is the way things typically go.
Added by Lindsay Grice on January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Next time you are in the barn take a few minutes to look at your hay. Are you familiar with the quality of it or guessing it? What about the nutrient content? "Forage Is First" rule applies to all horses - their digestive systems work the best when ample forage is supplied. But not all forages are…Continue
Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 3, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments