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.
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