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?
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?
Is seems like everybody that can stick to a horse clams to be a horse trainer these days. Are they? Probably not. Just because they’re “somebody certified” doesn’t mean they’re a good trainer. Anyone can pay money to attend a course and get a certificate. Anyone can put up a website and write whatever they … Continue reading So Many Horse Trainers … Which One Is Right For My Horse?
Whether you’re looking for a place to board your new horse, or a new home for your best friend, the first thing to consider is the well being of your horse. Look beyond the beautiful facilities or the ring full of jumps or the cows in the next pasture. You’ll have to depend on knowing … Continue reading How To Choose The Right Boarding Stable