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7 Tips for Overcoming Fear

  • 26 April 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 2100
"Your horse is normal”, I said. My client explained, “I’m scared when she runs around loose in the arena and throws a buck.” I responded, “So maybe she wants to run around a bit, go ahead and let her free-school. It’s okay if she throws a few bucks, it’s healthy and normal.”

What Every Horse Needs, Period.

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1944
The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such products do in fact improve horses’ health and condition, there are certain basics that every horse needs, regardless of breed, age, condition, or purpose. Even seasonal or regional changes do not alter these foundational principles. Water is the most important nutrient.

For your horse’s sake: Salt needs more attention during hot months

  • 20 July 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 4786

Your horse sweats more during the summer, making electrolyte supplementation worth considering. But electrolytes alone will not protect against dehydration. Your horse needs to have enough sodium (salt). One ounce per day (two tablespoons) is adequate for maintenance during cool months, but hot, humid weather calls for at least two ounces per day, and more if your horse is in work of any kind.

Article by By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Endurance Riding

Many Miles and A lot of Fun

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 3424
Endurance Riding

By Sarah Milicia

 Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long distance races. There are two main types of long-distance riding: Competitive trail riding and endurance rides. In a competitive trail ride, riders cover a marked trail for a distance usually between 15 and 40 miles per day.

My Horse is Afraid of Me

How to gain your horse's trust

  • 19 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 2154
My Horse is Afraid of Me
An Arab mare arrived for retraining with a disturbingly common problem of fear and distrust of people.   My barn is often the last stop for horses before being sent to auction or euthanized due to dangerous behavior, and this mare was facing the same fate if I failed at connecting and retraining her.  The owner of this beautiful horse was grief stricken and disillusioned after bringing her once sweet, trusting mare home from a six month stint with a professional trainer.  She now has a dangerous horse that spooks, bolts and is afraid of her owner and people in general.





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