Yearly Archives: 2017

42 posts

Floating Horses Teeth – Why is it Important

The following was posted by GAIT, Inc. regarding one of their rescued Tennessee Walking Horse. Christa received a much needed dental float on Saturday. Thank you to Sean McCarthy of McCarthy Equine Dental for coming out on Christmas eve. The transformation for this mare was immediate and nothing short of a miracle for her. We have been struggling to get […]

Slowing Your Horse At The Canter

Common Gaited Horse Myth… Gaited Horses Can’t Canter Wrong! Gaited horses can and should canter.  Now don’t get me wrong…I know that not ALL of our gaited horses can canter or canter well.  I myself rode a Tennessee Walking Horse who, despite hours of trying and training, just could not canter.  His feet would cross-fired and it was a hot […]

Horse Care In Winter

Whether your horse is an easy keeper or not, Winter is definitely a time to where he or she will need a little more TLC in order to stay healthy and happy. Water Water is just as important in Winter as in Summer and a proper water supply in winter will help to prevent health problems such as weight loss […]

Using The Outside Rein for Collection

If you’ve done any dressage training, you will hear your instructor over and over instruct you to ride “Inside Leg to Outside Rein” But what does this really mean and how do you use this for your gaited horse? Simply put…The Outside Rein is the rein on the outside of your horse. If you’re riding in a ring, this is […]

Tired of Lost Fly Masks?

My horse is a pink-skinned and blue eyed Which means he burns in the sun and has pre-dispostion to eye troubles if not properly protected from the UV rays. He needs horsey sunglasses! So he lives in his fly mask…Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.  As long as the sun is out, he’s got his fly mask on. Also, in the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Blanketing Your Horse

I’ve written about blankets previously on my post… “To Blanket or Not to Blanket”   I recently came across this information and think this is probably the most comprehensive guide I’ve seen regarding blanketing your horse. Measure Your Horse Measure the distance from the center of the horse’s chest (Point A) to the point of the buttocks (Point B).  Include the […]

Lateral Exercises for Your Gaited Horse

You hear the term LATERAL WORK a lot in Dressage.  However, Lateral Exercises are not only for the Dressage Horse!  Lateral exercises can improve the natural gait in any horse, no matter what the breed or discipline. What exactly are lateral exercises? Lateral exercises are movements done to strengthen a horse so he can be ridden in balance and suppleness.  […]

Why Dressage – With Your Gaited Horse

I have seen tremendous improvements with my horse since I started dressage training with him.  Not only in his gait, but also in his responsiveness to me…which in turn has helped my confidence levels.   I am no longer a passenger, but a rider! And my horse respects that and responds positively.   The following article was posted on Horselistening.com   Dressage […]

God Created the Horse

Quite a Moving Poem  We are so fortunate to be able to share our lives with these amazing creatures.    Reference:  TheHorsesDiary, So God Created The Horse, https://youtu.be/hK7LPveXhzI, Retrieved Nov 17, 2017.