Amanda Martin, the first UK approved The Click That Teaches Instructor, trained by Alexandra Kurland, has been training horses since the early 2000s and has been teaching since the mid 2000s. Shortly after buying her first stallion Amanda came across clicker training and immediately recognised that this would be a fantastic way to train her […]
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Many years ago I went to a Pre-Olympic Trial Dressage* Competition and was introduced to a world class upper level Grand Prix dressage horse, Okzident, and his owner and trainer, JP. As soon as this man learned that I could communicate with his horse, he dragged me across the arena saying: “You have to […]
As you shake the grain bucket to call your horse in for dinner, he lifts his head in acknowledgement. Slowly, he ambles toward you, then he abruptly stops, looks at his side and proceeds to lie down. Not only is he not interested in eating, but he is also looking fairly uncomfortable, every now and […]
Your horse’s healthcare needs change as he ages. Download the Horse Life Calendar to learn more about what horses need during different stages of life for vaccinations, dental care and hoof care. For more detailed information on vaccinations, see the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ vaccination chart >> This article courtesy of HorseChannel.com Bio: Val Heart – Expert […]
Your horse works hard. You work hard. Don’t you both deserve a little pampering and stress relief? A day at the spa could be just the ticket. Spas have been bastions of human relaxation for centuries. Horse spas now offer the same sorts of pampering for our four-legged partners. All at a cost, of course. […]
If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting for the vet’s arrival. As you administer the first aid, note your findings so you can report them to your vet: Think […]