Time seems to fly and noticeably so as the days here start to shorten just that little bit. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite time of year with crisp mornings and beautiful still sunny days. And I guess in the opposite hemisphere, spring is in the air – well at least I hope so for most people.
Each time I put together a newsletter/blog I find there’s not enough room for everything I would like to include (I have lots of inspirational people stories) so I’m determined to publish more often.
Sometimes my health gets in the way, but each time I learn more, most recently about the need for vitamin D. I had been so conditioned (like many) to fear the sun due to the cancer council messages, but if you don’t get enough then your health suffers. We need at least 15 minutes a day of sun on most of our bodies 3-5 times a week to get our requirements of Vitamin D (researched by Prof. Jelinek in the book Overcoming MS). And if we can’t get that, then supplementing with vitamin D3 is essential at doses higher than the recommended amount which would just keep us from getting rickets!
I hope you don’t mind me sharing this info about health in a horsey newsletter – its vital to have good health to enjoy and be able to care for our horses, so if I can help anyone through my own experiences then I will. Information is to share – so if you feel depressed, or have long periods of neurological pain, try getting more sunshine on more of your body. It worked for me!
This news blog is out later than I wanted due to sales through my online store growing each month and keeping me very busy with running the business. But I love it – I know that with every LightRider Bitless Bridle shipped out there are more happy horses in the world as I hear from their owners. You can read some recent feedback in the Product News below. We are already planning for Equitana in Sydney this November, and Agfest here in Tasmania is less than 6 weeks away.
On May the 5th, 6th & 7th I will be presenting a session on Bitless Riding in the Agfest Equine Arena and our stall will be stocked with products from my new manufacturer who is surprising me with the quality of their goods. Exciting times and news is ahead for bitless bridles being accepted – just the other day I heard that a Tasmanian Pony and Adult Riding Club had more horses there wearing bitless bridles than bits!
As more people become aware of the physical impact of a bit along with listening to their horses, the world will change – there are two articles in the Bitless News section that help with our understanding about why bitless is better for the horse. I could go on but I’d better let you get a cuppa and enjoy the read…. Happy Horse Hugging from Cynthia.