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Nov 6, 2017
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Oct 30, 2017
5 Ways to Encourage Bare Hooves on Horses
Horseshoe-free hoof proponents can be very enthusiastic and are often devoutly committed to the theory of “natural is best.”
Often, natural is best. However, shaming people for putting shoes on their horses doesn’t fix anything, nor does discrediting farriers who are just trying to help keep horses sound.
The reasons for the prevalence of shoeing in modern horses is more complicated than many assume. It is rarely a simple issue of horse owners “being lazy” about their horse’s hoof care, nor is it about farriers trying to extract more money by putting shoes on every horse. (In fact, many farriers prefer trims because they’re faster, easier on the body, and require less supplies). More info...
Oct 30, 2017
7 Ways to Conquer Your Riding Fears
John P. Haime
The wisdom of that master Jedi also applies to riding—identifying your fears is the first step toward conquering them.
I think we can agree that fear isn’t fun. It makes you feel anxious, unsure of yourself and can have a significant impact on how much you enjoy your riding. It also shrinks confidence, a secret weapon you need to ride your best. And, don’t forget, your fear will quickly become a part of your partner’s ride too, so addressing your fears is important for you and your horse!
What is it you’re afraid of in your riding? More info...
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