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.
In this third installment of horsemanship tips, I want to talk about the first steps up to the cone and the start of your pattern. The first things that I look for (other than what we discussed in earlier articles), is for proper adjustment of tack, equipment, and communication between horse and rider. Some obvious issues are: incorrect bridle adjustment and cinches not tightened up and tucked away
In this second installment we are going to get into proper equipment, tack, and attire. Saddles, bridles and tack are the next thing we notice when an exhibitor walks into the ring. I am not one who likes tons of silver and who bought the most expensive saddle.
How do I give my horsemanship patterns a polished look that can win? What are the first things that catch your eye as a judge?
Long Wave Infra-red Heat Radiation and Textiles explained: It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation increases blood circulation. The increased blood circulation in the tissues helps to relieve muscle tension and improves performance.
by Jeff Butler - www.primeperformancenutrition.com Devil's Claw (or Harpagophytum procumbent) is a plant which grows in the South and South-East of Africa and used as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic for equines.