Category Archives for General Advice

A case of feeling homesick

A few weeks ago, I went to the doctors with a few complaints. Nothing major, but a few little odds and ends that just made me feel like I was getting older faster than I would like. Little things that didn’t add up in my head and things I couldn’t fix myself, so I wanted […]

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Teddie and Dartagnan

Are our actions with horses ethical?

People have asked me what I feel is abusive to horses or how I look at different trainings as being ethical or not… Those questions are personal judgements and they will differ depending on the person, the horse, and the intentions. The whole idea of being ethical or training ethically is so personal as it […]

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Been there, done that, got the bruises to show for it…

This post is a bit of a personal one so I suggest you grab yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable before starting it. I’ll wait… Ready? OK, here goes. I was working with Danny Boy today and the man that comes out to feed him, let’s call him Johnny, was walking by and saw […]

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Horse personalities

What part does heredity play in your horse’s personality?

If you’ve been following my blog posts, most of you know that I like to mix the scientific approach to horses and horse training along with the emotional and spiritual side. And as a lifelong learner I’m always very curious to see what my horses have to teach me. For example… I have been working […]

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Sore backs in horses

Can Riding your Horse cause Lameness?

The whole controversy of whether a horse wants to be, or if a horse should be ridden, is a large discussion but today I would like to look at just one aspect of it. Does riding a horse cause lameness, or sore back issues, and actually hurt horses? When a horse shows lameness there can […]

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Horses help heal humans

How Horses Heal Humans

This week is a little bit of a different lesson as I want to give you a warm, positive feeling to take into the weekend. I want to thank you for reading my blogs and for your continued support of me and my online programs. But most importantly… I want to thank you for your […]

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lonely horse

Do you think your horse gets bored sometimes?

As you read in last week’s post, I decided to fix up the house for my father’s impending visit next month. I started with the kitchen as that needed it the most. Then of course when one room is clean and fresh, it makes the rooms next to it look a little drab. So, I […]

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Happy 4th July!

Think you know about horses?

Happy 4th July weekend to you!! What did you get up to yesterday? We had the usual BBQ bonanza which was awesome as always! Because of the celebrations this is going to be a shorter and kinda different email this week. I came across this quiz about hippology and equine science so I thought it […]

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Tips on how to keep your horse healthy

Tips on how to keep your horse healthy

This week I wanted to keep it quick and simple and address the basics of owning a horse. There are so many things that you have to learn when you have a horse. But there are also a few little things that you should take into account about the health of your horse. Yes, of […]

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Colic

Signs, symptoms and prevention of colic

Did you know that colic among domestic horses is the leading cause of premature death? I was reading up on ways to spot, prevent, and help correct Colic as I’m always researching something and learning new ways to help horses. So I wanted to pass on a few of the tips I came across. Colic […]

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