Guest Post by Lockie Phillips of Emotional Horsemanship Do you correct, fuss, or change your horse too soon?Do you know to prioritize ‘Permissiveness’ over ‘Properness’? One of the best ways to love your horse and express your respect, love, and admiration for others, is to give them permission to just be themselves, instead of constant […]
There are many ways to achieve what you want and just as many opinions on what is best when it comes to keeping your horses! With so many variables and as each individual situation is different, it’s good to keep an open mind about horse-keeping models. So let’s look at how a combination of two
Warning: this post contains some graphic images of wounds and blood. Keeping horses will always involve coping with injuries. This is one of the worst I’ve dealt with so I’m sharing this experience to help others who face a similar situation. My Arabian gelding was badly injured to his flanks, sheath, chest, and foreleg when
By Cynthia Cooper What is a self-trimming horse? They aren’t trained to use farrier tools on themselves that’s for sure! A self-trimming horse is a barefoot horse that wears their hooves naturally, without the intervention of tools to maintain soundness and good hoof function. All wild horses are self-trimming with their hooves varying according to
by Jo Spiller I have had the most marvelous time writing this article. There are things I thought I knew; I mean, after all, I have a degree from The British Horse Society to teach riding. I have been teaching riders and schooling horses successfully for a long time, so what could I be missing?
by Cynthia Cooper. Control (or lack of it) seems to be one of the big fears riders face when starting to ride bitless. For me as a natural horsemanship devotee, it wasn’t an issue at all because the program I followed developed control on the ground that translated directly to the saddle. I came to