Is your horse getting a little long in the tooth?
This is a safe and effective way to teach or reteach your horse to load safely on a trailer without causing injury to you or your horse. The first thing to remember is to stay consistent with the cues you use with your horse. They can be voice commands, hand, or body cues. This program can be completed in an afternoon or over a month. Work at a pace that is comfortable to you and the horse. You will need a snaffle bit attached to the halter, a lunge line, and a dressage whip. NO TREATS.
Smiley says "I think it's time that we talk honestly about the slaughter of horses ... talk about the alternatives. Few who are anti-slaughter do, even veterinarians, because horse slaughter is a very tricky issue; much trickier, say, than factory farms for chickens or slaughter conditions for beef cattle or even for veal calves.
As usual, it takes a little time to recuperate after hosting any event. Our ACTHA ride at the beginning of December went off without a hitch. The weather was a perfect 70 and sunny (discounting the 5 minute shower in the beginning) and the riders were a happy group of people.
While spotted horses have been seen in ancient cave drawings dating back as far as 20,000 years in Europe and Asia, it was not until the early 1700s that the spotted horse known as the Appaloosa first made it's mark in North America. The Spanish introduced horses to North America during their explorations. Eventually, as these horses found their way into the lives of Indians and were traded with other tribes, their use spread until most of the Native American populations in the Northwest were mounted by about 1730.
As a stallion owner, the most important thing you can do for your business is to manage mare owners' expectations with a clear and comprehensive breeding contract. Every spring, Equine Legal Solutions receives numerous inquiries from anxious mare owners who want to know what their rights are under a stallion service contract.
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