Channel Archives: Learn

Why the Rush?

There are many in-saddle scenarios where a horse may “rush”: during transitions, before fences, or whenever you pick up the trot or canter or ask for the rein-back. The rhythm...

Caring For the Orphan Foal

This time of year brings our new equine prospects into the world. When everything goes well, the hope and joy experienced with our foals is immeasurable. Nature can be a mean...

Combating Winter Laminitis

Frozen lumpy ground can make any horse look lame but if the horse has insulin resistance there may be more going on. The first thing to do is rule out...

Here’s the Deal With Dewormers…

Most horse owners know why deworming is an essential component in their health regimen. Horses are exposed to a number of parasites, some of which can stealthily wreak havoc inside...

You Are Not A Bad Horse Owner

As anyone who has been around an equestrian knows, put ten horse lovers in a room and you'll get 11 different opinions. We're a passionate bunch with strong views on EVERYTHING. Literally....

DIY: Find the Source of Pain

In the past decade chiropractic work—for human, horse, and other animals—has been increasingly accepted by the mainstream as a viable means of easing or, in some cases, eradicating pain or...

What’s In Your Ring Bag?

Brooke Nicholls has groomed for some of the biggest stables in Canada. Whether a professional groom or just a helpful friend or spouse volunteering for the weekend, keep this list handy...

Winterizing the Senior Horse

Although horses can survive a remarkable range of environmental conditions, surviving is not the same as thriving. Winter is hard on any horse but particularly so for seniors. Like older...

Be. Do. Have.

In 1996 I participated in a three day, self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a huge impact in my life....

Five Reasons to Feed More Forage

Horse people love to talk about what they feed. Go to any show or performance event, and you’ll likely hear ten different opinions on which type of commercial feed is...

The 80-15-5 Rule

I am not a big fan of worry. As I’ve said many times, I think that people worry about their horses too much. Some concern is great. But I think...

Humble Pie

I woke up at 6am this morning and refused to leave my bed. It was a bitter 8 degrees outside in Lexington so instead I reached for my phone and...

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