Tuesday, December 02 2014 by Editor
A Fall Ride The Year of the Horse has sped by so quickly I am sure we live in a “time warp”. How can it possibly be December again ? I had so many juicy topics to address this year nicely laid out month by month and only needing a “tweek” here and there
Tuesday, December 17 2013 by Editor
Horse-Human Communication For years I would ask people if they talked to their horses and if they heard what their horses said to them. I think this was a way to find out if there were other people out there who always heard the “little voices in their heads”. Come on all your closet ‘horse whispers” admit you talk to your horse all the time. You can tell alot about a trainer and your barn if you just listen to the dialogue going on
Friday, August 23 2013 by Editor
Riding back from the show grounds in Wellington, FL Horses are “Free Roaming Social Herbivores” Last week I was riding, or should I say “rock climbing” horses up on top of the Continental Divide in Colorado facilitating a Horsewomen’s Retreat., but for most of the year I am in Wellington, Florida watching thousands of horses navigate golf carts, trucks, trailers, landscape blowers and big rigs.
“So who are you and what do you like to do ? “ People Personalities vs.
“So who are you and what do you like to do ? “ People Personalities vs. Horse Personalities Everyone who has ever lived with a horse knows that each horse has a different temperament or personality.
“So who are you and what do you like to do ? “ Ever wonder why some horses are so simple to train and others or not ? Or why the horse jumped great at the barn when you tried her refuses to go into the ring at the show
Thursday, May 09 2013 by Editor
Having fun in the paddock with white plastic From Fear to Curiosity to Confidence When fear is reduced, curiosity surfaces. Curiosity is essential to stimulate learning. However, curiosity is not enough to build confidence, but rather the first step to a mentally healthy horse.
Relaxing trail ride One of the most common issues I have worked on this show season has been to help horses over come fear, which of course leads to happy, calm, and confident horses. Which then leads to a better performance. With the USEF kicking off their Town Hall Meetings on equine welfare at horse shows at WEF on March 27, 2013, it seemed fitting to scratch beneath the surface of what causes over use of drugs or ltd (lunge-to-death) in the first place. We addressed “stress at horse shows” in the last blog, so now lets discuss a bit about fear – the other main culprit causing spookiness in horses.
Thursday, March 14 2013 by Editor
Waiting at the Horse Show Horse Shows can be fun, but at the same time stressful . Horses and humans have similar mechanisms for managing stress and because of our different personalities respond differently to events. Being in Wellington, Florida I see lots of stress; stress in people and stress in horses.
Tuesday, March 05 2013 by Editor
Confusing Greeting Does your horse always communicate clearly ? Horses, like people learn much of their behavior and most of their social skills when they are young from other horses