Depending on where you live, the same season can generate vastly different responses and management issues. Summer is a perfect example. Owners in northern states heave a sigh of relief that winter is finally gone and their horses can spend more time outside. Meanwhile, owners in states with notoriously long, hot summers are gearing up to help horses battle the heat and humidity.
With summer in full swing, night riding can be a fun activity to avoid the blistering heat of the day. This is especially true when accompanied by a full moon.
By Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini National Yoga Teacher and Creator of Body, Mind, Equine TM As a long- time trail rider and yogi, I find it natural to apply yogic principles to my horsemanship from ground to saddle. This might seem like a foreign concept, but if you have interest in yoga and horses I invite […]
The science of equine nutrition is very different today than it was only a short time ago. As we learn more about how horses digest and utilize nutrients from feeds, and as more feeds become available, our feed choices broaden and change. We have recently learned that digestibility of a feed is almost as important as its nutrient content.
I've heard it all ... "You've lost your place in the herd, she doesn't respect you. She looks fine. You need to ride her more. She's smart, but she's lazy. It's her hocks. It's her stifle. If I were you, I'd sell her and get a horse you can ride."
by Chris Littlefield with Ross Hecox Versatility is the cornerstone of my program. I like to train horses that aren’t specialized for one event, but instead are able to perform in a variety of competitions.
I have two mares that bite on the bit when I am trying to take their bridles off and won't release the bit without a fight.
Trying to teach a horse its leads can be frustrating whether you're training a greenie or reschooling a horse with some bad habits. Before you lose your temper or your sanity, realize first that every horse is a little one-sided.
It's on the internet, in newspapers, on television; it's the topic of conversation everywhere - the rising cost of living. Decisions have to be made - do we fill the car with gas or put food on the table?
One of the most important things you can do for your horse is to make sure his saddle fits properly. Poorly fitting tack is equal to poorly fitting shoes: too tight and you've got squished toes and painful feet, too loose and you've got blisters.