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Hybrid Horse Keeping – Equicentral and Tracks combined

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 […]

Amazing Healing of Horse’s Huge Flank Wound

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 […]

Aiming for self-trimming horse hooves

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 […]

Lunging to Connection: A Road Less Travelled

by Jo Spiller I have had the most marvellous 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? […]

Get Better Bitless Control by Moving the Hind End

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 […]

10 Things My Horses Give Me

Cynthia on Rosie at liberty

When people ask how many horses I have and I answer ‘fourteen’, they often look at me with surprise or say ‘wow – that’s a lot of horses to look after’. Yes, it’s a fair bit of work, especially as two of them are 30+ ‘oldies’ who need ‘intensive’ feeding year round and rugging in the […]

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