My name is Courtney and I am having a problem with my barrel horse. When I bought her she went in the gate without a problem. I have had her 2 years now and the year that I bought her I ran gymkhana on her. It was once a month. She went in good at first but after the 4th show she started refusing me. By the end of the year she was uncontrollable in the arena.
One of the most popular nights during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is Barn Night, presented by Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
“My favorite part of this show is simply attending. I love to compete, so going to these championships feels like a reward for the hard work we’ve put in all year.”
Training your horses around other trained horses is much more effective than training them alone. By creating a positive learning environment that is harmonious, your horse will begin his first lessons in a way that will support his state of mind. This will put him at ease, and he will not feel the need to be defensive.
Sometimes the biggest blessings are hidden in unlikely places.
Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) is proud to have beneficial consulting relationships with many equine medical professionals throughout the country, including Dr. Stephen E. O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS, of Virginia Therapeutic Farriery. Dr. O’Grady provides advanced services in equine podiatry, offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance for a variety of foot conditions using medical therapy as well as therapeutic shoeing.
“You bet I’ll be back. I’ve declared and I made my hotel reservations in Lexington months ago!”
As we enter Autumn, we need to remember that this is the season when bees or wasps are most aggressive and defensive of their nests. We were reminded of this recently when only one horse/rider combination of four returned to the ranch. We did find the others and thankfully no horses or riders were seriously injured, but they were stung repeatedly and were pretty shaken up. One particular horse took the brunt of the attack and was stung all over his body.
Wearable fitness bands, watches, and heart rate monitors have revolutionized the fitness industry in recent years, and now that same technology is available to the equestrian market thanks to SeeHorse.