8 Ways to Feel Closer and More Connected to Your Horse

Horses are extremely intelligent animals and connect in the same way we, as humans, do. They respond to body language and touch, and build a connection through trust and mutual respect. Respect. Respect is vital when connecting with your horse. You must first respect your horse before he will respect you. Respect you does not mean fear you. A lot of humans make this mistake and sadly the horse follows instructions out of fear instead of respect. Fear will establish …

Why Horses are Great for Kids

Horses are gentle giants that can provide a number of positive qualities in a kid’s life. From leadership skills to companionship, these are just a few reasons that horses are great for kids. Sense of Freedom Horses give kids a sense of freedom. After a difficult day at school, they can saddle up and ride freely with their oversized, hoofed friend. This freedom gives them a sense of confidence that only a horse can provide.  Companionship Horses also provide companionship …

Get in the Groove and Move!

I had the vet out recently to take care of a serious wound on my 3 year old and to clean a swollen sheath on an old gelding. She has been on many colic calls recently and she attributed much of the colic to lack of movement. We got to chatting about how horses are not meant to stand still. She reiterated that all of a horse’s body systems need regular movement to remain healthy, especially the digestive and lymphatic. …