I will be the first to admit that I am really glad that I am practicing on horses in modern times, as opposed to just about any other times. For example, sedatives, the drugs that make horses sleepy, are wonderful, because they make horses so much easier to work on. Still, sometimes modern sedatives aren’t [...]
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The British Medical Journal publishes an article on why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s Nose is red. Science is the greatest.
One of the hardest decisions that a horse owner will even have to make is deciding when a horse’s time is over. I want to talk to you about it. I want to talk to you about it because all too often, I find that people are afraid of their horse’s death, afraid of loss, [...]
It’s Thanksgiving. And I’m thankful. I’m thankful that horses can make little girls happy (and that the little girls stay somewhere in the big girls, too). I’m thankful that horses can stand on three legs. My job – and many other jobs – would be very difficult otherwise. I’m thankful that I know where [...]
First, a disclaimer. I really like dressage. I admire the discipline, the skill, and the artistry. And I love horses. Second, dressage comes with a good bit of gravitas. This is not that. Nonetheless, I think dressage could use some help – or at least a few additional classes – in order to increase its [...]