It’s no secret that parenting is challenging, rewarding, and everything in between. When kids start growing up and developing their unique personalities, many parents struggle finding a way to spend more time and connect with them.
Braids are not just a horse mane grooming technique for show ponies. They are also the best way to protect your horse’s tail and mane from getting tangled and dirty during physical activity like riding.Continue reading Four Horse Mane And Tail Braiding Techniques You Can Do Yourself
Horses are interesting creatures; they are known for their superior strength. They are endowed with wild beauty; no wonder many people adore these animals.Continue reading Handy Horse Facts You Should Know About
When jockey Manuel Franco edged closer to the elusive finish line on 20th June 2020, it became apparent that his horse, Tiz the Law would win the 152nd Belmont Stakes.Continue reading New Normal for Horse Industry as Covid-19 Pandemic Bites
Shoeing or shodding horses is a pretty common practice among horse owners. Horses have been wearing shoes for thousands of years. Some historians believe that we’ve been shoeing horses since the ancient Roman times.Continue reading Do Horseshoes Hurt My Horse And Other Questions About Horseshoes You’ve Always Wanted To Ask
Anyone who’s ever owned a horse will tell you they are the smartest animals in the world. However, skeptics will argue that prey animals like horses do not share the same level of intelligence as predatory animals like dogs, dolphins, and corvids.Continue reading Exploring Equine Intelligence: They Really Are As Smart As We Think!
Horses are remarkable creatures as proven by their luxurious manes, shiny pelts, and majestic hooves. Every part of a horse’s anatomy is inspiring and beautiful. There is one area that is of particular interest to horse owners, and that is the feet and hooves.Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Horse Hoof And Foot Anatomy
There is no question that dressage horse riding is a challenge. And you certainly can’t spell Dressage without ego. Oh, yes you can. As a matter of fact, ego has no place in Dressage, literally. Ryan Holiday, a modern writer on Stoicism, observes in his book, Ego Is the Enemy….
Equine aromatherapy is becoming accepted as a viable complimentary means of care, along with massage, chiropractic, acupressure, homeopathy, magnetic therapy, and therapeutic touch for horses.
Hooves are a critical part of any horse and when something is not right, a negative ripple effect can occur. Some horses have become lame and others have even died from hoof issues. Conditioning and cleaning horse hooves involves taking proper care of this vital part.
When one talks about mental health treatments, the last thing that could possibly come to mind is horseback riding. Yet equine-assisted therapy is becoming a good therapeutic step that brings with it a myriad of benefits.
Grooming your horse is important: however, grooming your horse properly is even more pertinent. There are many horse owners who do not groom their horses the right way.Continue reading 5 Things to Avoid When Grooming Your Horse
My in-laws are teaching my husband and I to play bridge. Learning new tasks and joining in community or family is supposed to be good for my aging brainContinue reading The Stoics, Pt 2 – Lessons in Life and Other Musings
One of the best indicators of good horse health is the skin and coat. A shiny coat isn’t just attractive, it also shows that a horse is in top shape. Proper equine skin care is paramount.Continue reading 6 Things You Should Know About Horse Skin Care
There are some issues in life that are just hard to put into words. Some may feel stressed, worn down, and desperate about certain life issues. Yet these may be hard to verbalize and process on their own.Continue reading 5 Ways Equine-Assisted Therapy Can Work For You
“Not to assume it’s impossible because you find it hard. But to recognize if it’s humanly possible, you can do it too.”Marcus Aurelius’ – Meditations
I’ve spent my “down” time (non-horse show season) when the days are shorter, and the Midwest slowly becomes uninhabitable, studying the Stoic philosophers. The three major ancient Stoics are: Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Seneca.Continue reading The Stoics Pt 1
Caring for horses requires more than love and care. Any individual in the equine industry understands that your horse requires a routine and program to ensure maximum health and performance, whether for recreational riding or professional performance.Continue reading Hold Your (Healthy) Horses: Natural Care Benefits People and Horses
Always Learning New Things: 7 Important Life Lessons
I’ve discovered deep in my heart, that I am not a very good blogger. My entire life I’ve wanted to keep a diary or memoirs, an insightful journal filled with wit. The problem is that I am rather boring and lack the Sedaris kind of wit, so even though I wanted to keep a detailed file of my experiences at Sport Horse Nationals, I found myself walking the dogs, working the horses, enjoying the experience. Every day I stepped out of our barn, looked at the grounds and thought, “Another beautiful day in Crete.” And it was. And I was happy to be there. And I was grateful. So, I guess I had a successful show.Continue reading Fear the Little Bay Horse: The Conclusion