The worst thing about getting hurt is not always the physical injury itself. Most of the time the physical portion of the experience heals long before the psychological element of fear can be dealt with effectively. It would be so much better if we didn't get hurt in the first place!
by Annie Lambert
Pat North Ommert has ridden all types of horses in many disciplines, but trick and fancy riding was her love.
The Longines Global Champions Tour will launch its spectacular 10 Year Anniversary season in Miami Beach, Florida from 2-4 April with three days of world-class showjumping. Visitors to this unmissable event will enjoy electric, 5-star sport for FREE as the very best showjumpers in the sport do battle on the beautiful sands of Miami Beach, just metres from sparkling ocean waves.
It was eerily quiet. Fortunately for Pasquale his horse stood still, alert and watchful but didn’t make a sound. A thin trail of smoke rose undetected among the trees and Pasquale had to focus to even detect it was there.
He had been trailing the Indians. They knew he was doing so. Yet, they left him alone. He wasn’t far from the settlement called Gonzales and he hoped the group was headed there to trade and not attack.
Horse owners know that the well-being of their horses is priority #1, and that is why an excellent barn manager is held in high esteem. However, these guardians of horse care are rarely in the limelight. Barn managers are working quietly behind the scenes, which is why Dr. Gordon Chang and Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals of Toronto, Canada, are stepping up to reward these “unsung heroes of the equine world” by hosting the Best Barn Manager of the Season Contest. Nominations from equestrians will be accepted beginning February 4, 2015 until March 13, 2015. The winner will be announced on March 14th.
Is your horse worth his salt? The ancient Greeks traded salt for slaves - hence the saying "worth his salt". Early Roman soldiers were partially paid in salt (salarium argentum, which is where the word "salary" originated). A severe salt deficiency can cause your horse to die.
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