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.
Tuesday, June 25 2013 by Editor
“So who are you and what do you like to do ? “ People Personalities vs.
Halifax, MA – May 21, 2013 – The long-awaited $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix was hot with competition Saturday for the fourth day of the Fieldstone Spring Festival. It came down to eight horses in the jump-off, vying for the coveted first place finish
Sunday, May 19 2013 by Editor
Halifax, MA – May 18, 2013 – The long-awaited $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix was hot with competition this afternoon for the fourth day of the Fieldstone Spring Festival. It came down to eight horses in the jump-off, vying for the coveted first place finish. Penny Brennan and Sun Tzu proved victorious, blazing the way from the start of the jump-off with one of only four double-clear efforts.
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.
Wednesday, March 06 2013 by Editor
Loxahatchee, FL – March 4, 2013 – Sunny skies, a convivial atmosphere and top-notch dressage performance highlighted the 30th anniversary of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W February 28-March 3. Seasoned international competitors and young rising stars alike came out to vie for victory at the historic event
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
Monday, February 25 2013 by Editor
When I am evaluating a behavioral issue in a horse it is usually because the trainer cannot fix a problem. Problems such as a horse bucking, refusing to go forward , spinning out from under the person, grinding teeth or head flipping are common behavior issues with common causes. But the in order to truly fix the problem, the trainer must understand more about the horse’s natural behaviors, learning ability, communication and intelligence. Trainers often do not have time to spend with horses, especially if they are at a horse show and need to get the horse ready for a client to ride