Courtesy of Equine Journal, written by Terisé Cole What is an artificial training tool? Look it up and you’ll get a vague description that varies between disciplines, barns, and trainers. From traditional tack seen in the hunter and jumper rings like martingales to those only allowed outside the show ring such as draw reins, these types of tack are commonly seen in use for a […]
Courtesy of Equine Journal, written by Terisé Cole You know if your horse didn’t eat all of his grain, if one leg’s tendon is a few degrees warmer than the other, and can find the tiniest scrape in the most inconspicuous place, but can you rattle off your horse’s vital signs? Knowing these basic ranges for […]
Do you collapse through the ribcage when you ride? Do you have trouble keeping your shoulders level? Does one hand always want to curl inward? Do you feel like one side of your body is stronger? Or maybe you feel like one leg is longer than the other? All of these problems may stem from how you use the muscles in the torso. Here’s a quick tip to help tone your torso, eliminate the collapse and level your shoulders.
Weanling horses require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow.
With the intense weather hitting this summer, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture experts are recommending horse owners take stock of their pastures and consider other management options such as supplementing with hay.
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. As if aging isn’t hard enough! Creaky joints, sagging backs, loose teeth, increased infections, poor digestion, and embarrassing gassiness -- just a few of the problems associated with getting older (for your horse, not you!). But what was once a given in youth now turns into a deficiency – vitamin C must now be added to the diet.
Hi, I am getting a new horse in a week or so. She is an AQHA yearling filly and I need advice! I would like to train her for pole bending and trail riding. Are there exercises I can do with her now that would make all that easier for her when she is ready for serious training?
Horse owner question: I’ve never heard of a case of Potomac horse fever in my area. Should I vaccinate my horse against it?
It’s a long, long way from Queensland, Australia to Stillwater, Oklahoma. The University of Queensland had palm trees and kangaroos. Oklahoma State has pickup trucks and cowboy hats. What could uproot a young woman and move her halfway around the world?
I am in the process of breaking in a 3-year-old filly. She is very sweet and well mannered, and I can hop on her and ride her around bareback with a halter all the time. I am currently in the process of teaching her how to allow a saddle to be placed on her back. It took awhile, but she will now let that happen.