You love the calm sensibility of your warmblood. But here's the problem: after every ride, you're exhausted. You've had to work so hard getting this placid fellow to move, you think your legs might collapse from weariness. Before you take up weight training you find yourself wondering, should riding really be such hard work?
by Nanette Levin, HorseSenseAndCents.com
There are a number of circumstances that can make a horse sour. It's important to be creative and responsive in how you approach the training and communication regimen.
After my return from the Festival, I had an appointment with our dentist, Sheryl, to extract a tooth on one of my older mares. It had been cracked and infected when she was out previously, so I'd had miss Lodi on a round of antibiotics before doing the procedure. Thankfully, the tooth didn't need to come out after all. I hate to pull anything on these older horses, as they need all the teeth they can get.
"Leather is skin. You take care of your own skin the same way that you take care of leather. Our body generates a natural oil - the animal that was producing the oil for the leather is no longer there, so its up to us to put those naturals oils back in." Bennie Evans
The 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity held the final day of competition on Saturday that determined the 2015 NRHA Open Futurity Champions.
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