Owning and operating a stable is a lot of work. It is great to have an item that makes your life a little bit easier and efficient. A small stable owner or a owner of multiple horses would benefit greatly by having a tractor. Yes, a tractor can be costly but it’s a great investment. You can write a tractor off when you do your business taxes for your stable. If you are patient and if you shop around you can usually get a good deal. Whenever I buy a larger item I look at used
This is a trick I learned from riding in the worlds biggest rodeos. It used to be said that, “If your cowboy hat falls, your head better be in it”. Things have changed since then, but this is still the most effective way of securing your cowboy hat to your head. I have had too many rodeo rides to count and have never lost my cowboy hat. To secure your cowboy hat, all you need is 2 things: 1) Cowboy hat that fits well and; 2) Bobby pins To ensure your cowboy hat stays on your
In situations where a horse is stressed from what they perceive as threatening, the horse will either go into fight or flight mode. As a prey animal, it is a horses first response to take flight and run away from danger or perceived danger. In flight mode, a horse will only stop after putting distance between itself and the perceived threat, turn around and check whether the danger was real. In a herd, even if only one horse perceived the threat, the whole herd will take-off
Many people don’t tie a rope halter correctly. When it is tied incorrectly, it will get loose and doesn’t stay secure. Below is the correct way to tie a rope halter: 1) Place the noseband over the horses nose and bring the poll strap over the horses poll to the left side of the head. 2) Feed the poll strap through the tie loop 3) Loop the end of the poll strap under the tie loop, creating a capital letter ‘D’ with the tail of the poll strap pointing towards the horses eye. 4)
Its a common misconception that when a horses ears are back that they will kick, that usually is not the case. There is a slight difference between ears back and ears pinned back: Ears back When the ears of a horse are pointed backward but not pinned back, the horse could be: -hearing something and/or paying attention to something behind them. - about to turn around, lift its head, and run to look at a sound or object. -unhappy, uneasy and/or tense -If there are other signs o
Although “winging it“ can work sometimes and it can be surprising how resilient we can be. Consistent practice will boost confidence.
The more you do something, the better you get. When you get better, you become more confident. The key is to be consistent with practice and to keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, so you continue to grow and develop. Confidence through practice, consistency and growth applies to both humans and horses. For someone who hates publ
I like to get my kids practicing mindfulness for all the benefits. I have a few mindfulness meditations my toddlers love to do, but this one is my 2 year olds absolute favourite. We call it, ‘The Wiggles’, it is great for teaching them to be present in the moment, aware of their body and more. We have added it to their bedtime routine. I do it with my kids while they are laying in bed. You say, “good night” to each body part and then wiggle it. Do this with your child: The Wi