Explore the transformative role of horses throughout human history; equines were instrumental in the spread of agriculture, language, culture, technology and more.
Natural Approaches To Mud Fever
Mud fever, broken heels and oily heel are altogether issues experienced by ponies and horses that are kept outside in wet, reikiforhorses sloppy conditions.
My name is Ruby; I am 26 in human years, 9.2 hands. For most of my life I lived with my mum and her family on the outskirts of a beautiful village. Ours were knitted into a patchwork of fields, all fronted by an army of ancient woodland. Twisting chestnuts, regal oaks, shining birch, inhabiting our perimeters. My friend and I spent our days grazing the pasture, shaking off the flies and taking cover from the rain. We would run, play, we were well looked after and happy. When he passed away I moved. I stepped into the box and that was it. My familiar surroundings never returned. A new home, this one was at a farm; a far busier environment than I had existed in before. My new fieldmate was a mare, Vita. There were sheep in the field next to mine, they were noisy and messy but I didn’t object to the company. Life remained simple, I had no obligations. In the wetter months I’d still get mud stuck to my fetlocks and my coat still split into darts, In the summer the flies still bugged me. I had enough attention paid to me; haircuts and pamper sessions to keep me comfortable, an occasional visit from a dentist or blacksmith. I couldn’t complain about the life I lived. I had my share of carrots, apples, pats and strokes. I especially liked being scratched on my chest between my front legs. Simple suited me just fine.
If you’ve never been up at dawn, and walked a curving road through old-growth forest, and looked up to see distant mountain peaks, perhaps encountering on your path a small frog, or a massive mule deer, or a thrush with a voice like a whistle, then I want to say that I highly recommend the experience, and that it is enhanced if it ends by encountering a small, soft, elderly roan horse, looking for breakfast.
As I was petting the shoulder of an enormous, snowy-white draft horse, I looked up at the stranger who was perched atop him, and said, “Dapples is a great horse. I would put my mother on Dapples.”
Jr is a rescue studhorse who was mistreated severely. Someone beat him with barbed wire to the point that the barbs were broke off into his side. Blood was everywhere, when I got to him it was so bad that in a matter of minutes my shirt was covered. The vet was called and I was advised to put him down. I refused and told the vet to do whatever needed to be done to save him. Jr had this look in his eyes that broke my heart, it was like he was asking me not to give up on him, and at that moment I knew we would make a difference in each other's lives. The vet told me I was crazy and I just sort of laughed and told him to save him. Almost 3,000 later he was okay physically, emotionally he was not, and neither was I.
Basic Things About Australian Saddles!
Are you looking for the best Australian Saddles? Well, this article will certainly help you in that pursuit. Australian Saddles have become more popular over the years due to its great comfort and quality. There are many types of Australian Saddles available in the market. But the saddles presented in this article are among the best.
Walter the Wonder Horse
It was a cold winter evening in 1992 when I first met Walter. I instantly disliked him because he kept me at the barn 2 hours longer than I had planned that night. I was filling up water buckets about 9:00 pm after riding my mare and was rushing to get home when I was startled to discover a horse behind me. Tiptoeing. I figured I must have forgotten to close his door when I filled up his water. I was wrong. I caught him quickly and put him back in his stall and made sure he was locked up tight then continued to fill the remaining water buckets. 2 minutes later he was behind me again. Tiptoeing. I spent the next 2 hours chasing him in a round barn trying to catch him but he managed to get through every blockade I set up. I was not happy. The next night it happened again and when I looked back at this tall lanky bay gelding, tiptoeing behind me, I saw my old horse Monte in his eyes. I rode Monte in Texas and he was the only other horse I know who could escape, tiptoe, and let his friends out of their stalls. They had the same exact eyes. I instantly knew in that moment that Walter was going to be trouble. And he was.
Four giant hooves, a white coat and a rather insatiable appetite for fruits. I never thought it was possible to form an everlasting friendship with an animal... for myself at least. I had pondered the meaning of what attachment really meant for a while in my young life but it seemed humans had been more focused on talking than listening.
A Journey of Intention Discovered through Horses - Part 4
We had heavy rain overnight (Monday) – over 1.5” – so my arena is a muddy mess today, and probably tomorrow. Really strong wind and rain Thursday & Thursday night.
A Journey of Intention Discovered through Horses - Part 4 - (supplement)
My daily schedule for August 15 – September 15, 2021 This is a supplement to A Journey of Intention Discovered through Horses
Movie and TV horses People enjoyed the exciting adventures of a man called the Lone Ranger and he had a horse called Silver. Whenever the Lone Ranger was ready to ride away he shouted, "Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" Silver, the fictional white stallion became popular along with his master on the US radio show and TV series.
A Journey of Intention Discovered through Horses - Part 3
This is going to take a turn that I didn’t quite see coming. A confession – I really am struggling, mentally and physically. Is it hormones? A side affect of this Ataxia? Depression? Exhaustion? Burn out? Overwhelm? Humidity? Diet and exercise? I don’t know. Probably a combination – a cycle of negativity. When this humidity breaks, maybe that in itself, will be enough to increase my positive energy flow. Right now, this humidity feels like a wet blanket draped over my head – everything appears heavy and dark. It’s stifling.