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Mental Training for the Rider

Posted by Tami on January 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

by Charles Wilhelm

www.charleswilhelm.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The first thing when talking about mental training for the rider is that I believe we all need to understand we must be very positive thinking in our abilities. We must believe absolutely in what we are able to do. And that means recognizing what are abilities actually are no matter the level. At the same time, we have to bring into account negativity. Why negativity? Because while we want to be ex...

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Ashley

Posted by Tami on January 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Kelly and I picked up Ashley from the Rescue yesturday. She trailered real nice and loaded like a dream. She's a cute Quarter Pony that is around ten yrs old. Check out her page for the story and keep on checking back here for updates!

 

2/8/2010

Well Ash has been here 3 weeks now. We have been working on trust and the relationship. I am pleased on how she has done a 180! When you go to the gate she comes "trotting" to greet you. Always ready to do what you want.

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What is Natural Horse*Man*Ship

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM Comments comments (0)

What is Natural Horsemanship?

 

Natural Horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure.

It is a common misconception that Natural Horsemanship equals “wimpy” horsemanship, where the ‘relationship’ is prized above all else. This is not the case. Na...

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Electrolyte Essentials

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Electrolyte Essentials

 

Find out how to replenish these vital minerals in your horse's body.

By Sarah Christie

 

Ever wonder why sweat tastes salty? It's because sweat contains dissolved body salts and minerals known as electrolytes. These invisible but important ingredients conduct the body's electrical impulses and regulate vital internal functions such as heartbeat, smooth muscle contraction (needed for gut motility) and hydration.

 

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Balancing Your Horse's Diet to Achieve an Ideal Weight

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Balancing Your Horse's Diet to Achieve an Ideal Weight

 

Too fat? Too thin? Expert nutrition advice on balancing your horse’s diet to achieve an ideal weight.

By Sarah Christie

 

Like people, some horses seem to stay fat off the smell of an empty feed sack, while others can consume enough calories to, well, choke a horse without gaining a pound. Few equine management challenges are more distressing than a "hard keeper" that remains bony regardless...

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Finding your lost horse

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:32 PM Comments comments (0)

Finding Your Lost Horse

 

It's important to recover your wandering horse as soon as possible. He could be a danger to himself or others.

 

By Marcia King

 

Not every missing horse falls afoul of crime. Some horses decide to leave on their own. Even so, it's important to recover your wandering horse as soon as possible. He could be a danger to himself or others.

 

To round up a wandering horse, Robin Lohnes, executive director...

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Horse Theft Prevention Tips

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM Comments comments (0)

Horse Theft Prevention Tips

 

The nightmare of a stolen horse can be a terrifying experience. Keep your horse from falling victim by following these theft prevention tips.

 

• Don't assume it won't or can't happen to you.

 

 

• Notice changes or differences around your barn or boarding facility, such as tire tracks, human footprints, fences that have been disturbed, gates latched differently and so on. This may be the w...

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A Good Scratch

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM Comments comments (0)

A Good Scratch

 

A 10-minute scratching session with no strings attached will win your horse’s heart.

I think we can all agree that a good scratch is worth its weight in gold. Notice if your horse tightens his tail and muscles against your touch – can you get him to relax and let you move the dock from side to side? A 10-minute scratching session with no strings attached will win your horse’s heart! Write about the results in your log.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted by Tami on January 1, 2010 at 3:24 PM Comments comments (0)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

 

Gain your horse's affection by respecting his space.

 

How would you feel if a friend were to walk into your house at any hour of the day or night, without knocking, and went straight into your bedroom to start moving furniture around? My guess is you’d be a little upset. Yet, we do this to our horses’ space all the time when we simply walk into the stall and get to work!

 

Instead, next time you approach the stal...

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