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Wound Care Articles

I just bought my first horse! Well, I actually bought her a month ago. But she finally got trailered down to me, so now it feels like this is for real. She is a 7 year old Rocky Mountain Horse. Her name is Zella Ray. I bought her from once of the therapeutic riding barns … Continue reading

Managing Horses in the Heat Wave

Last month when the heat wave happened throughout the Midwest, the University of Kentucky put out an article about horse management during a heat wave. I thought it was good enough to share here! Click here to read “Heat wave requires revising management strate for horses” by Laurie Lawrence. Remember, when it’s hot outside keep an eye … Continue reading

The Natural Aids

I have learned through watching others to teach students how to ride a horse in an order like this: 1. how to woah (pull reins back to hips) 2. how to walk on (say “walk on”, give a squeeze, hands forward – number of aids depends on student) 3. how to steer (pull direct rein … Continue reading