It seems that everybody in the horse world thinks they're a trainer or instructor. (For trainers, please refer to an earlier post So Many Trainers ... Which One Is Right For My Horse? ). Just how much does your instructor really know? Although there is a certification for riding instructors, it's not required (in my opinion it … Continue reading How Much Does Your Instructor Really Know?
Horses can't keep secrets and are more that willing to tell you their entire life story if you're willing to listen.I know, I'm being silly ..... but am I really?
I’m absolutely amazed at the amount of people that use their farrier because he’s cheap, shows up on time or they’ve been using him/her for years. You’ll find the same answers from both novices and experienced horse people. Do people ever stop to ask themselves “does my farrier do a good job?”. Do people even … Continue reading Not All Farriers Are Created Equal
Over the past 30-40 years stock horse breeds and their registries have evolved into, for better or worse, what we have today. Years ago the Appaloosa was a stocky horse that had their own gait called the Indian Shuffle. They had a scrawny tail and a mane to match. Quarter Horses. Appaloosas and Paints each … Continue reading Are Registries & Associations Ruining The Breeds?
After too many year of arguing with Wrangler, I was a bit leery about another Quarter Horse. Rawhide was different. He wasn’t pleasure bred, but cow and reining bred. He was born at the barn where we board (and still do) so I’d known him for a good portion of his young life. Although he … Continue reading My Horses Over The Years – Mufasa Pine