When the Choctaw Princess first arrived, I was glad to see that she showed no signs of the corrugated hoof wall typical of laminitis despite her susceptibility top grass founder. She stood square with no attempt to bring her hind feet up under herself to relieve pain in her front end. Nor did she hobble […]
It has been an interesting couple of months here in real life. My health has its own story as usual, and has been taking up way to much of my time. And my excursion into the realms of fly-by-night publishers has been quite educational. I was contemplating how difficult it is to tell how much […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post is an excerpt adapted from Developing Independent Aids, the fifth book in my series on horse training. Lest people think that my insistence that horse and rider become proficient at their tasks before ever mounting up is some odd, new-fangled, or unproven, […]
By the time a horse begins to vocalize (groan) with pain IF they ever do make noise at all their situation is life threatening. Noticing signs of pain , distress, and discomfort early on is vital in schooling and competition as well as horse keeping. Learn to see, not just look!
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been incorporated into my series on horse training. It seems that in the ensuing years, much of animal husbandry – caring for animals as they are – somehow got replaced by animal science– using animals as “production units” without considering how […]
Beudant has been one of my personal heroes since I first read his book, Horse Training, Outdoor and High School. Since I was (and am) highly opinionated about how to school, I decided that I should prove to myself that I could school a horse from the absolute beginning when I was still in my […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been updated to reflect my series on horse training. Click here to see what other books are available. A survey from Victoria, Australia, noted that for children, riding was the third-highest recreational activity requiring hospital admission. For adults, it was the […]