A Few Links: Resources, PTSD in kids, The Green Barn, Inventions, Good Reads

Happy almost spring! My horse has been shedding so I’m rethinking why I own anything fleece…

The blog has been rather quiet lately (ok, for the past few months) for several reasons…first I’m pregnant again and being on the computer made the nausea and headaches worse (glad that’s over!) and second I’m compiling notes on therapeutic riding horse management in hopes to make a series on that, but am only provided a 2 hour nap period per day to really do anything so…progress is slow.

That said, I’ve been keeping track of a few links I’d like to share with you! So here we go.

~ The 2017 PATH Intl. Conference seminar recordings are available for sale on their website, with powerpoint viewing. You can earn continued education credits with them.

~ I love this interested interview by Gretchen Rubin with Tanya Coke (it starts about halfway through the podcast) about PTSD & Resiliance in children. Tanya wrote the recent Washington Post article Watching my daughter’s resilience lead her to the right path.

~ Do you try to make your barn “green”?

~ Have you heard of the new hay steamer? I found out at a recent conference. As an alternative to soaking hay, steaming it “purifies” the hay and reduces 99% of mold/fungi/yeast/bacteria without significantly minimizing nutrition (soaking hay for 30 minutes can reduce Non Structural Carbohydrate sugar and starch (NSC) by 30%). (But really, who’s soaking for a half hour?) Sounds pricey but interesting.

~ I love being reminded that some of the most amazing therapy horses were never trained to be therapy horses. Read this article about a rider whose horse helped her recover after being a victim of a terrorist bomb.

~ Have anyone used a Lameness Locator before? What did you think?

This article about horses learning to communicate using symbols!

That’s all for now! On to more research…or off to bed.

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Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgement! If you would like to contribute an activity or article, please contact me here, I would love to hear from you!

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