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Friday, May 29, 2020

How To Have a Fantastic Careers Equine Industry

Careers in the Equine Industry | Part One

this is a different discourse than what I've done before I actually reached out to a lot of people on my social media I'm super grateful to have all connections that I have and I was actually able to get some interviews from quite a few different areas of the horse world and equine jobs I have eight different equine professionals in this discourse and I'm going to do a series focusing on different careers in the equine industry if there are any specific jobs with horses that you want to learn them out comment them below and I will try to get in touch with someone in that career field I have a lot more interviews to go through so I will be making at least three parts to this if you'd like to know more about the interviews that you see now I only used part of their interviews I tried to take out some of the parts that I thought everyone would find most interesting but if you do want to learn more about someone specific in this discourse or their specific career in this discourse then comment that below and I might upload full interview discourses I was trying to figure out how I wanted to organize it as each person answering the question as I go along but I decided to keep each person as their own little segment and if you look in the description if anyone included links to their social media those will be in the description below this has eight different people from around the country all the way from like Washington to New Hampshire Pennsylvania everywhere these are a couple of the different categories that are discussed in this discourse lessons and boarding equine bodywork farriers photographers rooms and tech creators this will be a cool discourse especially for any young adults out there or kids that are interested in a job in the equine field it's kind of cool to see people who are already in that job and what they have to say about their experiences with that like can you have an equine job as your full-time job and be comfortable to live how do you get started and involved in it do you need to go to college for your equine job don't forget to subscribe to my blog for additional content and if you enjoy this discourse please give it a like 

my name is Aubrey Vander carpet I am a full-time equestrian photographer I'm based out of Green Bay Wisconsin but I travel throughout the United States my job as an equestrian photographer can mean so many different things to different photographers and different people but one of the main things that I strive to do is capture the wonderful bonds that horses and their riders have it's more than knowing the technical side of photography and yes that's very important but you also have to have an eye for horses what makes them look good what doesn't make them look good just as with humans horses also have angles and poses that are not as flattering and every horse is different so you have different breeds you have different standards so you really have to be knowledgeable about what the client wants who you're working with what the horses to make sure that you get the perfect photo yes this is my full-time job I have been a full-time equine photographer for over a year now prior to that I did my questioning photography part-time while I was a personal assistant did I go to college and was it for my equine job no I did not go to college I did take some photography classes as an elective in high school but it wasn't something that I pursued as further education what would I say is the best way to become an equine photographer practice if you have an interest in becoming an equestrian photographer take your camera out and really learn all about it learn how manual mode works learn how lighting works learn what your style is but do this while practicing I can't stress that enough that when you start out there's going to be so many curveballs thrown at you that you're gonna have to try to learn different business practices different styles what you like what you don't like so try to practice as much as possible even if it's not on horses just take your camera out and take pictures start editing start learning what your likes and dislikes are annual incomes as an equestrian photographer vary greatly a last thing to depend on the area that you're living cost of living and of course the income that you personally want to make and I financially comfortable with my job yes I am I spent a lot of time going over my cost of doing business to make sure that I was covering all of my needs and I review those numbers often to make sure that I'm still on par with wearing me to be how do I get clients the majority of my clients come from word-of-mouth they come from referrals from past clients or maybe they've seen my work in publications I in the very beginning used social media a lot and granted don't get me wrong I still post on social media I'm still active on social media but that is not my main way of marketing to clients the majority of my marketing is really through positive experiences with current clients making sure that they have a luxury and that way they want to tell their friends and their family the kind of photos that they got and the experience that they had with me that it was fun and luxurious and that they enjoyed every minute of it not only that but they created memories with our horses so that's where the main source of clients come from so what would my advice be if you want to become an equine photographer for one you do not need the best equipment if you have an entry-level camera that's perfect practice with that learn the ins and outs of your camera really get familiar with it and push it to its limits once you are taking pictures that are beyond the ability of your camera then upgrade so don't worry about meeting or wanting the best that's out there right now practice with what you have and then secondly if you are seriously considering doing this as a career learn business because it's really easy to throw out a price take pictures and call it a day but you're never going to be sustainable if you do it that way so make sure you learn how to price yourself accordingly consider all of your costs so that you can sustain yourself in business and then continue on and you don't have burnout 

my name is Ashley I live in Astoria Oregon and I am the owner and operator of Ennis equine I would describe my job as teaching safe maybe even better horsemanship I offer lessons and boarding for those in my area who are interested in learning pretty much basic horsemanship the how to's the ins and outs of owning a horse how to safely care for a horse safety always writing basic knowledge on feeding graining veterinary farriers and this is a part-time job for me at this time I do actually work two other jobs outside of and doing my barn business one of my main part-time jobs is I am an occupational therapist at the local grade school here in my area so I do work that Monday through Friday from 7:30 until 2:30 at 2:30 when I come home I switch out my shoes to my barn boots and I come out here and usually have a students waiting for a lesson on Saturdays I work at the local feed store from 10:00 until 6:00 quite busy outside of my barn job I did not go to college for any of my equine activities I got started would actually be through 4-h even though I've been involved with horses my whole life I actually started a 4-h group with my mom back in 2017 and the small community that I grew up in and we had a handful of kids that we started the group with and it was really rewarding I would teach the ground classes so I would teach the showmanship classes and my mom would teach the writing portion watching the kids grow and evolve over the course of those few months was really rewarding and really kind of sparked something in me that I would want to pursue financially comfortable with my jobs even though I can do lessons and do that I am subject to weather where I live I don't have anything covered to offer lessons year-round yet I am working on a plan to get that going but unfortunately I don't have anything covered to write in so I do have a 60 foot round pen and outside that I do offer lessons in but during the rainy months I cannot get writing lessons so I am very budget is that way so I took on an extra job on the weekends working at our local feed store to help and supplement the cost for that typically we're two mouths where I'm at right now works best I do have a Facebook page so that I do advertise and it does get shared 

my name is Liz Murray and I am from Newton New Hampshire and I am an equine massage practitioner for my job I massage horses so what massage does is it loosens the muscles and it kind of reduces tension in the horse's body that reduction of tension will take the pressure off of joints it will help to give a horse an increase in their range of motion it helps with balance it helps with soundness it helps with recovery from injury it helps preventing injury because if those muscles are nice and loose then they're not going to tear as quickly they're gonna recover faster from a hard workout stuff like that so I work really closely with owners trainers that's chiro farrier sometimes even to help sort of address any shortcomings in the way that a horse's body is moving if a lot of owners just use it for well-being it has a lot of other benefits than just to make a horse perform better and so people will utilize it for that as well I work part time I'm a mom of three I have three boys and I'm also in nursing school I'm not I don't have a ton of time to devote just to my business part of the reason why I'm a nursing school is because when you own your own business obviously it doesn't come with things like retirement benefits or health insurance or stuff like that I didn't go to college for this obviously I'm going to college for nursing but I did go to a program based out of Worcester Mass at the Bancroft school of massage they have a really awesome program for equine massage it took me about a year I definitely enjoy my job I think it's really fun to are never the same the same horse is never the same I love talking to horse people I love horse people I love being a support person I love celebrating my clients successes with their horses especially if it's something that I helped them achieve if their horse was really struggling with something and massage really ramped up their performance and they really achieved something new then that makes a huge difference to me that makes me really happy well yes I am financially comfortable equine massage is definitely something that's in demand I tend to work on 10 to 20 horses a week 20 am I really really busy season usually in the summer time I have a lot of clients that will get the horses worked on weekly during the height of show season participant particularly my like national level horses that are competing at the higher levels and they like to keep their horses and like tip-top performance shape so when they're all getting their horses worked on weekly I'm super super busy but my husband and I own a house we're supporting three kids so and I have two horses so it's definitely not anything to shake a fist at 90% of my marketing is word of mouth the majority of my clients are people they're a trainer will request that I work on their horse and it's grown from there about 10% of my business probably is through social media I don't do any I don't have a website I just do Facebook and I've been really successful from that I haven't needed to branch out beyond that I do occasionally like in the winter when it's really really slow I'll do like deals on Facebook or all advertise it'll be like a time dollar advertisement on Facebook but other than that that's pretty much all the marketing I do make sure you love being around horses make sure you don't ever get sick of horses make sure you love being a support person for people if you're a horse Pro you're definitely not in the spotlight all the time you're a supporting actor for sure and you have to love that you have to really be able to celebrate your clients successes as our own successes and embrace that you definitely need to have your own self motivation it's definitely horse world can definitely be dog-eat-dog and you have to really put yourself out there you have to be able to walk into a barn and say 

I'm Liz I'm here to work on so-and-so it's nice to meet you you and you have to be really professional I think it's important to be drama-free and kind of even-tempered I think that is important too but other than that that's about it if you're ever in New Hampshire and you want to follow an equine massage person for a day hit me up email me if you have any questions I'd be happy answer then thanks bye 

my name is Megan Webber and I am the head groom for archway equestrian sports and Spanish Washington my job is to groom tack up UNTAC horses for the trainers I also feed grain and apply first aid when needed as well as lunge and work the horses on the ground my job is a full-time job I chose this job mainly because I really like working with horses and it's one of my passions archway reached out to me and offered me the job I was I jumped at the opportunity and have enjoyed every moment of it I did not go to college but I'm playing on going in a few years when I'm ready to study at quite massage I knew during high school that I really want to work with horses and when the position was offered to me I jumped at the opportunity the best way to become a groom is mainly to start as working students that helps build your horse management skills and your knowledge and then from there you go find ... Continued the second part  here 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan ? part 2

Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan

Part 2

with your horse on their back now this is not to say that you should be riding your horse every day or eat anywhere close to that amount like I said I don't think that it's bad to write your words but I don't think it's good to ride your horse any more than maybe two times a week I think what's beneficial and what's good for your horse mentally and physically is to spend actual quality time with them which that does not include being in the saddle and riding your horse and I said that time and time again in so many articles pretty much every day when I go out to see them I spend time brushing in and spend time on the ground with him and just having fun involving with them so for that I do have to agree I have to say that I think if you're the type of a question the only cares about writing report and you think that that's the only thing that comes with being an equestrian that I do have to agree that I think that's absolutely wrong in a 2007 study out of the 295 horses who were considered physically found upon initial examination 91.5% were diagnosed with some kind of alteration on the spinal process after x-ray almost always the spinal processes of the caudal saddle position were affected in horseback riding the final damage caused by weight alone is compounded by the use of saddles harnesses bits and whip saddles restrict blood flow to the arterial capillary bed causing tissue damage as well as general wear and chafing you're too much of an idiot to tighten your girth that much to where it actually cuts off their circulation then you should be around horses anyway I'm going to put a link down below to total saddle fit their stuff is incredible I made a article about it before I absolutely loved their products and their hearts helped out a lot with this and they prevent the cutting off of circulation they allow your horse to have shoulder relief and everything like that with these products but nothing is quite as cruel as the use of bits and whips which I'm only going to give a cursory not to in this article it's cause pain and damage to a horse's complex cranial nerves as well as their teeth tongue and palate facial nerves are extremely close to the skin and thus extremely sensitive it is essential to understand that there is absolutely no way to use a bit without a horse feeling pain that's absolutely true I mean you guys know that I don't ride in this I hate this I think they're the worst things ever actors don't even own this anymore I don't even own whips anymore either I think that with Pittsburgh all that kind of shit that's abuse that's just pure of you if you guys know that I've made several articles about it that's my stance on that I don't care if you're a soft hand I don't care if you tap you're more slightly I don't care I do think it's abuse that's just point blank period I think that putting a piece of metal in your mouth and hitting them with a whip and sticking a giant metal thing and jamming it into their ribcage I think that that's absolutely abuse I don't care if you've soft hands would you want someone to put a piece of metal in your mouth just because they have soft hands and yank you around all day I don't think so and sometime running short on time here I'll just say this about using a whip it's a wisp now all of this is just barely scraping the surface of the horse issue I haven't even addressed the practice of breaking horses horse racing the rodeo and other topics okay one thing I want to say to that though is that nobody likes rodeo anymore I think the rodeo is pure abuse sorry for all you went and riders out there I like riding Western too but I have to agree that rodeo is peer-reviewed they've had several people come out admitting to using electric shockers to make horses buck and make Bulls buff just so many things a rodeo or abusive okay let's get out of the way second thing is that nobody likes the racing industry okay we already got that on the way to also nobody calls breaking horses breaking horses anymore everyone says starting horses why because there are more gentle and more pleasant ways to actually start over and get them ready to be ridden it's all about working with the horse and taking time with the horse it's not about pushing the horse or beating them anymore not like the old Western ways and I think that people need to realize that the equine world although slowly we are evolving and we are coming around and eventually not all of us will be abusive assholes okay I wanted to respond to a comment that I saw on her article which I am going to include in here and talk about because I think this is what most idiot equestrians are going to post on my article so before you post this just no girl I'm going to react to one of these okay so this one says look I don't think you did good research if any most of it seems like you just took advice from a person with a faint idea of horses actually know like these people are legit trainers that she included in the article and these are legit statistics and studies done by professionals so already you're off to a bad start girl so what's the first argument you suggested that we walk our horses horses need way more exercise than simply walking trying orch answering around without amounts that's actually not true studies have shown many studies have shown that you can exercise a horse just in a round pin alone I mean there's a lot of ways to exercise your horse on ground this is just an excuse to get on and ride and be your horse this is an extreme struggle actually it's not an extreme what you're talking about and humans simply don't have the stamina to keep up with AK answering horse to give it proper exercise so you're saying that you have to change your horse around around 10 to be able to lunge them I think that that's extremely ridiculous you should just be able to stand there and have your horse lunge the way you compared it to dogs is just stupid you can't compare an 85-pound house animal to a 1,000 pound mammal that could possibly kill you I freaking hate it when people say could possibly kill you the only time a horse could possibly kill you is when you're sitting on their back that's why people say horses could possibly kill you that's why people think horses are dangerous they wouldn't be so dangerous if you're not making their face around copy nuns buck kick rear fall around flip over on you they wouldn't be dangerous like that okay so stop saying that horses could possibly kill you next know that no one who started riding their horses at - I guess you'd say no that no one started riding or visit - that's not true the racing industry does it all the time get your facts right there's actually a guy that I know who's trying to start a cult in the baby Chester two years old so that's a disaster waiting to happen that's just false and abuse not false furthermore the injuries you've shown because of the saddle probably happened because an ill-fated saddle use of riding without a saddle pad not wearing a saddle in general that didn't even make sense I guess she's trying to say that the injuries were caused by an ill-fitting saddle which isn't true because there's so many studies that prove that even if you do have a fitting saddle it still does a lot of damage to your horses back that's just statistics okay you have to get really nice high quality saddle pads and girth to be able to ride a horse successfully without causing them pain but it'll still probably cause them a little bit of pain that's why I tell people don't ride your horse multiple times a week I don't get it because it is so much better to have a relationship and a bond with your horse rather than get on and be selfish and say well I was all over that jump like wouldn't you rather have a bond in a relationship with your animal then every horse we know today would have a spinal problem and unable to be ridden but guess what horses are still ridden yeah that doesn't mean they don't have a spinal problem what the fuck did you like you're going to fuck I have one more point and that it she has no points what is she talking about I have one more point and that is if you left the group and tack on 24/7 then yes there would be problems no there are studies that show that even riding your horse for more than 30 minutes at a time is detrimental to their health I mean there are literal studies that show that they show the damage that the weight on a bat can do for longer than 30 minute periods they even show that after about 15 minutes of riding horses start showing signs that they're actually uncomfortable like physically uncomfortable but for a one to two hour ride it shouldn't affect the horse at all it does oh my god idiot horseback riding is just too large you can't interview five people and pretend you know enough to classify riding as cruel or abuse yes you fucking can you can go to any boarding stable out there and you can see the abuse that goes on I mean literally the horse world is so fucking just oh my god like we are not evolving with the rest of world for some reason people still fucking think that it is 100 percent a ok to hit your horse to put a piece of metal in their mouth to jab your horse in the ribs with Spurs so fucking abuse this shit on your horse just in everyday writing and people still think that's ok why are we not evolving with the rest the world why is this shit still ok in this day and age I don't get it and I am an equestrian but that doesn't mean that you have to ride your horse every single goddamn day to be an equestrian how about you get your ass off and actually spend quality time with an animal that probably wants to spend quality time with you horseback riding has many disciplines some are more kinder than others Wow ok the schools already stupid it's more times 20 net out but to stop everything up obviously I know that people are going to be pissed off of this article that's fine whatever I mean it doesn't make me mad because this is my opinion and I personally believe everything that I've just said and I've said this multiple times in multiple articles and as you guys know I am coming out with a really really really high-quality vegan tack line but as I said even with the tack that I'm coming out with you still shouldn't ride your horse multiple times a week I think that it's more beneficial to spend quality time with your horse on the ground and actually enjoy being in your horse with them rather than yanking them around forcing them to do things that they don't want to do etc etc and one thing I want to say is I'm going to link that documentary down below it's amazing it's incredible I love it go watch it it's like an hour long it's amazing anyway love you guys so much but I'm going to be late for my massage so I have got to these unfortunately comment down below if you guys want me to make for tomorrow's

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Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan ?


Part 1

hi guys today I am going to be making a article on can equestrian be vegans let's go ahead and get into this because I know it's a little confusing to a lot of people so first things first there is a article that I found on why horseback riders cannot be vegan I'm going to react to it and I'm going to talk about it and talk about both sides as you guys know I am vegan I need to be in diet I am a hundred percent vegan in my life with the exception of things that I bought before I was vegan a lot of vegans argue the point that they don't think horses should be ridden they don't agree with the exploitation of animals they don't agree with riding horses they think it's bad for their back etc etc etc so I'm going to argue both sides for you guys tell you guys my opinion and then at the end of this article we're going to talk about can equestrians actually be vegan so let's go ahead and get started and let's react to this article what is the vegan stance on horseback riding is riding horses cruel well get ready to get controversial I'm first going to address the question of whether or not riding horses is vegan and then I'll move on to whether or not it's cruel as I said in my article about wolves veganism in general is about opposing the use of animals for our own personal gains in any form whatsoever if we look at horseback riding it's evidence that horses do not need to be written horseback riding solely benefits the writer and so it is a form of using animals for our entertainment which is explicitly not vegan sorry about that horseback riding is solely benefits the rider a lot of riders ride horses for their own benefit so for that I do agree with I do think that probably 90% of riders out there ride forces specifically for their own benefit they know that the horse actually doesn't want to be ridden they know that the horse doesn't want a dead cow strapped to their back and some 180 pound person to jump on them and tell them which way to go and what to do they know that and one thing I want to say is that I always tell people it's bad to ride your horse every single day it's actually really detrimental to their skeletal system which we'll get into later in this article but what I say is I most at most ride my horse twice a week it's that I mean most the time I try to stick to riding in once a week just to keep up with this training and everything like that but I don't ride my horse for my own personal gain or benefit my horse does not like showjumping so guess what I don't show jumpin my horse did not liked Asajj so guess what I don't do dressage with him my force loves cross-country jumping I swear to God you could take my horse out take a halter off and this horse would literally run the whole course including the jump I mean seriously my horse loves it that much now does that mean that he necessarily likes me riding him over the jump probably not necessarily because I'm the one who's kind of sitting up in control Ian so I understand outside the argument I understand that you don't have to ride horses nor should you in reality but one thing I want to say is that domesticated horses have been evolved to be able to be ridden and I know that that sounds really silly and really stupid but it's not detrimental to ride a horse if you're not doing it constantly and I do think that there's a really good amount of people out there in the equine world now that have started realizing that you shouldn't own a horse just to ride it I've posted several articles of me with my horse not even riding him and just having a good time on the ground just showing our bond and showing you know the things that I do with him like I do tricks with him and all that type of stuff and all of that is totally fine you can be an equestrian and not ride a horse that is totally normal and I always tell people that being an equestrian is not about writing it's about having a bond in a connection to horse so in my opinion I do have to personally agree with her in the sense that I don't think that horses need to be written I don't think that a lot of people should ride horses because a lot of people do it for their own benefit and for their own good but I'm not going to sit here and say that you should never ride a horse and that riding a horse in general is that I do think that the exploitation of a horse in the sense that you're going to just ride them when you want to train them to go over jumps and then take them to shows and you never do anything else with them I do think that's exploiting your animal but I do also think that if you just want to ride your horse for fun and have a good time with them and maybe take your horse out on a relaxing trail ride together and just really connect I think that that's totally different and there are several arguments as to how writing benefits support one of these is that domesticated horses need exercise the most simple response to this is that domesticated dogs also need exercise yet owners are able to provide this without having to mount them I think that that point is really kind of stupid now I do agree that you can exercise your work without being on them but I think that comparing a dog to a horse is really really dumb dogs are like maybe a hundred pounds max for the normal household dog first a horse which is like 800 to 1,200 pounds apiece probably even more sometimes a second argument is that writing provides a horse with an enriched environment again this can be as easily achieved without someone atop them by walking the horse from the ground okay one thing I would say that writing actually does not provide a horse with an enriched environment I think that that argument is bullshit and I think that everyone in the equine world knows that's bullshit you can't ride a horse and give your horse and enriching and fulfilling life that's not possible because horses in general probably don't want to be ridden if they could actually talk the way you provide your work with enrichment is by bonding with them and spending quality time with them on the ground which is what I tell people time and time and time again on this channel is that being an equestrian is not just about riding a horse in fact riding a horse is a really small percentage of being an equestrian and people just fail to see that time and time again third argument is one that comes in many forms but always starts with but my horse loves and ends with being ridden going to show wearing a bridle having a bit running the barrels or what have you I think that's really true a lot of equestrian their only defense is well my horse loved it I mean what I want to say is that you can genuinely tell if you actually have a connection with your work if your horse really likes something and if they really don't like something you can genuinely tell and most people can tell just by reading body language I mean people aren't stupid although people in the Western world pretend to be stupid by saying oh he likes it like come on are we past by now but let's take a look at what writing does to a horse's body physically let's start with skeletal structure there's a saying that a horse is ready to be ridden when their knees closed this refers to waiting until the growth plates just above their knees convert some cartilage to bone dr. Deb Bennett in her article I'm and rate of skeletal maturation in horses States back what people often don't realize is that there is a growth plate on either end of every bone behind the skull in the case of some bones like the pelvis or vertebrae which have many corners there are multiple growth plates she goes on to detail the exact schedule of growth plate conversion to bone in horseman while many people start riding their horses around the age of two dr. Bennett's schedule shows that the last plates to fuse are in the vertebral column and this does not occur into the horses at least five and a half years old as taller horses and males taking even longer according to the text practical Anatomy and propagated of the horse the length of time for complete growth of the epiphyseal plates or cartilage is not until they are on average between six and nine years old the basic takeaway of all of that is that it's incredibly easy to damage a horse's back and displace his or her vertebral growth plates causing pain and lasting injury aside from the issue of growth plate fusion riding a horse at any age causes skeletal damage as well as muscle and tissue expert horseman alexander nevzorov states a horse's back is not a seat not a place for a human but not a piece of meat not some kind of land it's a really complex and tender structure with extraordinary functions besides the apparent biomechanical function within the back has another very important function the spinal cords work is to guarantee that the responses from the entire nervous system can communicate the sense of taste smells vision hearing and vestibular function to the brain not to get lost in too much detail on this especially vulnerable sensitive organ onto the medulla spinalis the brain of the back that's a writer I agree that actually I love Alexander I have followed his work for a really long time and I think that the guy actually really does know what he's talking about I'm going to put a link down below for a documentary that I really do think everyone should watch it's really amazing it's one of my favorite documentaries out one thing I want to say to the to the knees views topic I haven't heard a lot of people say don't ride a horse until their knees views I always hear people say don't ride a horse until their joints fuse meaning not just their knees but other joints in the body as well every time I discussed starting a horse the first thing I say to people is that you need to get your vest permission and approval before putting us at WonderWorks before starting a horse of any age you should have a veterinarian come out and have them double-check the horse make sure that the horse is okay to be ridden and people who don't do this or idiot because they don't know you can't look at a horse and tell that that horse is ready to be ridden you can't do that so if you do not have your veterinarian come out to make sure that that force is a-okay to be started then I think you're personally an idiot now as for racing pretty much no one in the equine world likes the racing industry point-blank period okay because the racing industry they're pretty much the only people that start horses when they're two years old okay the rest of us are not idiots we know that you shouldn't do that and that's why the racing industry has the highest number of deaths in the equine world every single year I mean it's catastrophic almost as for the rest and stuff at the back I'm honestly inclined to agree but I'm not going to figure to say that a horse should never be ridden personally I think that if you are riding your horse bitless like a lot of people do now because I personally think that this are two straight-up pure abuse and I want to talk about that in just a second but if you're riding your horse is out of it and without all of the idiot things that you can put on your horse nowadays like Spurs I personally think that you can easily have a great relationship .

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020



because horses are so cool you're gonna learn some amazing facts about horses and it's just gonna be awesome horses are large domesticated mammals that are incredibly strong and smart do you know what the word domesticated means it's a good question what is the word domesticated mean domesticated means to be kept as a pet or on a farm now that doesn't mean that all horses are domesticated but in general horses are domesticated mammals wild horses in general have been domesticated there are some horses that live in the wild horses that live in the wild are called feral horses so where do horses live that's a great question where can you find horses it's incredible horses live all over the world all over the world you can find horses except places like you know Antarctica you know that's where the Penguins live Oh little penguins cute and small you are not very big at all at least compared to horses alright ladies look guys so horses pretty much live all over the world and this is incredible there are about sixty million horses in the world okay about sixty million horses in the world Hey just as a fun thing some time today ask somebody say how many of courses do you think there are in the world and they're gonna be like I don't know nobody knows that you'll say hey about sixty million horses 60 million take that fact with you put it in your pocket you're gonna love it now you have to check this out is so fascinating baby horses are called folds and that interesting baby horses are called foals foals are fascinating did you know they can stand shortly after birth and can even run just two hours after birth two hours after they're born they can literally run now it's a very wobbly run it can run surely after being born absolutely incredible a young female horse is a filly yeah that's a neat name a young female horse is a filly a young male horse is a Colt yeah they're called Colts after its first year a horse is called a yearling you know that makes sense after a horse has been around for a year you call the horse a yearly once a horse is two years old that horse no longer is considered a yearling after a horse passes that two-year mark that horse is still considered either a cult or a filly and then once a filly is older than four she is called a mare and once a colt is older than four he is called a stallion let's summarize this with a simple chart whoo the color gray how fancy so a young male horse a Colt grows up to be a stallion a grown-up male horse a filly a young female horse grows up to be a mare a grown-up female horse with all of this growing horses must eat a lot of food food must be really important to them and food is food is but they might not eat the things that you might think they horses are herbivores the word herbivore means an animal that eats plants horses are herbivores horses eat plants though they can be trained to eat meat if they're in a circumstance where they have to eat meat for survival they will or if they're given me over a regular period of time they could be like oh this is food too but they are herbivores they are animals that naturally eat plants they love plants they could be so healthy and so strong without ever having to eat me next we want to talk about horse eyes yeah that's a big eyeball of all horse their eyes are absolutely amazing of course your eyes have to be uncovered for you to see somebody get a somebody get a comb pick our skin the highs are covered highs are covered this is like the worst picture for us to show what we're talking about the eyes we can't even see the eyes of this horse a horse's eyes are amazing they can see in just about every single direction except directly behind them and interestingly enough directly in front of them which if that doesn't sound impressive it definitely should because they can literally see every single direction other than those I mean they can see just about everything their eyes are amazing but seriously kids do not stand directly behind a horse as totally serious because the horse can't see there and if the horse hears a sound that you make that horse could actually kick you and hurt you and the horse doesn't want to hurt you so please do not stand directly behind a horse ever okay because horses are so strong you could see all the muscles on this horse this horse is so strong that's why horses have been used for thousands and thousands of years to pull heavy things including carriages with people and in all kinds of heavy things horses are so strong and powerful this horse is just literally taking a nap lying down and just sleeping because horses can fall asleep lying down or standing up in fact I bet this horse is napping I bet I bet this horse is napping you're napping through our hey did you know ponies are smaller types of horses you may have been watching this about when are they gonna bring up the ponies right I love the ponies even though a pony's body is a little different as far as size goes a pony is very very similar to any other horse being incredibly strong and incredibly smart which brings us to our final facts horses are incredibly smart they're incredibly smart horses are able to communicate with each other through sounds and facial expressions and horses have amazing problem-solving skills that can get them out of all kinds of jams and sometimes they can kick them in trouble too what amazing animals horses are thanks


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Story - Equine Therapy Helped Me Through Depression

Horse therapy

my family like that became was quite a shock life didn't really sing with living we were very close we did everything together we had a good life in the retired as a registered nurse when I was sixty and really a part of my problem was feeling that I should have done more and being able to do more life lost all its appeal I didn't want to live anymore I got involved in echoing therapy when it was suggested to me that it may help me through the depression and also to maybe help me with the overcoming of the sudden death of my wife equine therapy was penalty in two ways really one was to fulfill a boyhood dream but I never thought that I'd be able to be round horses and indeed to ride horses and now I do right and I do ride each week and that enabled me to given unconditional love to something and to receive that unconditional look back it enabled me to have physical contact with something because I thought the old physical contact could pass me by when the Ocwen throw processions make me feel a free of my everyday worries be to be able to interact with an animal you know for me to respond to with and it respond to me in a positive way it's something I look forward to doing it fills a big hole in my life well my life is improved because by going to wreck my therapy and interacting with the horses it helped me to interact with people so now I've got a lot of my competence back it's given me something to live for.

clydesdale horse galloping horse jeffers equine

Equine Physiotherapy

Equine Physiotherapy 

why it's important to use a qualified therapist for treating your horse and what to expect from the treatment I have a BSC honours degree in applied science and I spent further two years gaining my veterinary physiotherapy qualification I'm also a British horse society intermediate instructor all therapists are required to work within the veterinary surgeons exemption Act of 1966 which means that before I treat your horse I will gain permission from your vet to do so I'm also a member of the Institute of registered veterinary and animal physiotherapists which means that I have the necessary insurance when treating your horse physiotherapy covers a range of treatments including massage stretchers myofascial release acupressure manipulations and electro therapies it is not just for elite performance horses all horses whatever their age or level of work can benefit from a physio treatment problems and behaviors that might indicate that your horse would benefit from a physiotherapy treatment include rearing refusing at fences putting their ears back and biting when saddling up and earthing inability to lengthen the stride in trot and canter shortening of a stride striking or having difficulty striking off on a given rein and various other problems.

like that on my first visit to your horse I will take a full width veterinary and behavioral history including details of diet changes in behaviour work level and that sort of thing I will then ask you to walk and trot your horse up for me turn it on a tight circle in both directions and also ask it to back up Bible Synchron I will then make a static assessment of your horse starting at the head and working back throughout its body because even if the other end of the horse and this in the end usually takes between one and five minutes so what we hopefully we're looking for it's after a few minutes maybe some signs of relaxing very often it gets tight where the muscles get tight it pull so the next thing to do is to release that and again it may take someone I could be here for five minutes but it doesn't mean that I'm not doing anything it just means that the longer I have to keep my hands on the more of a problem there is in this area.this phototherapy employs red light the healing rate so I'm going to use it along the acupressure points I've already mentioned to help relax the horse and soft tissue injuries towards the end end of my treatment when I've got the muscles more relaxed and more stretchy then I might do any of the adjustments that might be needed now one of the more usual or one of the more common problems is hip problems so what we do my other therapist to relax the horse mobilize the tissues a little bit more make some adjustments stretches this horse is quite tight through the shoulder and because she has djd that is the genitive joint disease so what I encourage her to do is stretch this beep muscle here which is the brachiocephalic ass muscle by keeping in line with the body and just asking her to bring it back a little bit I'm watching to see how much stretch I get through there now I would do two or three stretches on each side loosen up the shoulder blade and get my fingers well underneath the front of the scapula whatever you do with your horse whether it's just hacking or a little competition at the weekends occasionally it's really important that you get your horse treated on a regular basis if you have your horse looked at about every six months any any problems that might be brewing can be addressed before they come become chronic and this can help your horse stay sound have a fit and active life for much longer.