A Daughter Growing Up With Horses

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A Daughter Growing Up With Horses

Growing Up With Horses I found this the other day in my paperwork and it just touches my heart about why horses are so incredibly fantastic for girls growing up. Parents this should without a doubt point you in the right direction with your horse decisions. My daughter turned sixteen years old today; which is a milestone for most people. Besides looking at baby photos and childhood trinkets with her, I took time to reflect on the young woman my daughter had become and the choices she would face in the future. As I looked at her I could see...

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Lunge before you ride?

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Lunge before you ride?

Horse Training There are so many aspects and reasons why we lunge a horse but the most important item I feel is if your horse has not had regular work and you want to ensure additional safety when riding (depending on the type of horse) OR you do not know the horse ALWAYS: do the girth firm but not too tight lunge a little bit do the girth up tight enough to ride ensure your horse is untied and STRETCH the horses leg forward to remove any pinching where a horse can have reason to buck.  Some horses LOVE this and they will put weight on your...

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How to deal with horse troubles through lunging

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How to deal with horse troubles through lunging

Horse Training Please note that this advice relies on you knowing how to lunge a horse properly and safely and with the correct hore gear and personal attire. For some people they are dealing with a number of factors such as lack of horse training experience, naughty undisciplined horses or just having troubles with a particular thing with their horse. Trouble float loading Doesn’t like spray Won’t stand still Fizzy Trouble while riding and unable to get a win in the saddle to push through the problem (going sideways, backing up,...

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Horse Riding Lessons – Getting On a Horse

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Horse Riding Lessons – Getting On a Horse

Horse Riding Lessons Does everyone know how to get on a horse properly? You may think you do but is it 100% safe when you get on? I see soooo many people get on their horse with a loose reign and if you go to do this on a young horse or a flighty energetic horse you are going to end up in a world of hurt.  So many things can go wrong. horse can move forward quickly and you end up behind the saddle on the bum and the horse takes off bucking with you you fall off and get kicked horse jumps forward to trot off and you fall catching your foot in...

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Can Horses Talk

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Can Horses Talk

  Horse Ownership What do you think a horse would be saying when we go do silly things such as dressing them up in all sorts of weird things.  A party hat for example! I think horses have feelings, can express themselves very well and definitely talk to us about the situation at hand. Cascade in this photo had just tasted the salty water on our Perth roadtrip at the Nullabor and was not very keen on it Bella in the top photo for example would have put her ears back if she wasn’t happy, would not have stood still and would not have...

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An 8 Day Road Trip with your horse

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An 8 Day Road Trip with your horse

Horse Riding So why would you think a road trip across Australia with your horse could be a great discussion topic!  In many many ways…… From Qld to Tamworth to Broken Hill, the Nullabor to Perth WA Having horses in your life brings you so many great experiences, a best friend forever and an amazing sense of freedom.  Horse life from child hood, teenager years with a companion at your side you have so much responsibility and love for, friends in different towns and states from team competition that you have for life and a sport...

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Hoof Stone Bruising

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Hoof Stone Bruising

  Horse Care Did you know that not taking good care riding over rocks can cause a stone bruise that could last up to a year for your horse to become completely right and be lame for a long time. My pride and joy Cascade got trimmed too short by the farrier many years ago which cause sole bruising and took ages and a lot of corrective farrier work to correct. This happened just before I was getting him fit to go to Perth to represent QLD in the polocrosse nationals.  A major highlight in my life. 8 day roadtrip with my Dad from Gold Coast...

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