By Kerstie Allen Every school has that kid who was obsessed with horses. I was that kid. I never grew out of the “I love horses” phase. I’d speak, draw and even run like a horse, and still do to this day. On a sunny day, you can still see me lope and possibly change
Obesity is a common problem among horses, and it can have negative effects on your horse’s health. If your horse needs to lose weight, there are a number of ways you can help him to do so gradually and safely
We’d all love our horses to be able to compete forever, but unfortunately almost every equine will need to be retired at some point.
It’s been said that the most challenging horses are those who have the most to teach us, but riding a spooky horse can be unpleasant and worrisome, and can even affect your confidence. If you find yourself reluctant to leave the barn because your horse’s spooking is making rides unpleasant, learning how best to handle the situation can make rides more enjoyable for both of you. Evaluate Before you chalk up a horse’s spookiness or re-activeness to a training or behavior issue, eliminate the possibility of it being a physical issue
As you continue to prepare for show season, chances are that you’re focusing on not only getting your horse back into shape, but in also bringing your own riding position back into top form.
Wednesday, October 31 2012 by Editor
By Jan Westmark-Allan The love of a horse or pony can be a powerful thing in a young girl’s life! It’s almost difficult to put into words the importance that horses play in our lives - they are our joy, a warm shoulder to cry on, our therapy, our love, our exercise, our friend, our social outlet and our soul mates!! Imagine if you were an underprivileged young girl with a load of bad stuff in your life and someone introduced you to the great and amazing love of a horse or pony. Enter a program called Heroes N Horses – a program that helps young girls and changes their lives for the better. The Heroes N Horses program has done so much for these young ladies, but now the program itself is in trouble! Heroes N Horses has two locations – one in Ocala, Florida and another in Wellington, but they might have to close down if they can’t raise funds