Welcome to our monthly feature, “Ask a Farrier,” a Q and A with farrier Karen McMann. Karen has been a full-time farrier for 17 years. She graduated in 2002 from the Canadian School of Horseshoeing, where she studied under Pat Cullen. She serves on the Advisory Board of Equi-Health Canada and Equi-First Aid USA as … Read moreAsk a Farrier: Does My Horse Need Extra Supplements for His Feet?
Any horseperson knows that when you train horses, you never stop learning. The more you talk to and watch and listen to other trainers, the better your own training becomes. There are lots of times, though, when you won’t have the opportunity to chat with another trainer or to watch how someone else solves a … Read moreBest Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide
Editorial Review Tough- 1’s surcingle made our list for functionality and value. Surcingles can be quite costly, but Tough- 1 offers a solid basic model for a reasonable price. This is a good basic surcingle for everyday use. The rings for attachments are positioned well and large enough for most training aids. The neoprene lining … Read moreBest Horse Training Equipment – Review & Buying Guide
Horse headcollars may not appear all that important to novices, but veteran horse riders know that a headcollar is a useful tool that all riders need to include in their tack. An ideal headcollar consists of a headpiece, along with a noseband, and the entire thing is to be buckled around the head of your … Read moreHorse Headcollars: The 2 Different Types and How to Use Them
In the world of domesticated animals, there’s no doubt that one of our strongest relationships, aside from that with dogs, has been with horses. In the past, horses helped humankind plow fields and plant crops, and they pulled the wagons (known as wagon trains) that moved caravans of people from coast to coast and populated … Read moreThe Equine Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis May Help Your Horse
Positive reinforcement (+R) is a form of learning that occurs when a desired behavior is rewarded. It’s based on the idea that reinforced or rewarded behavior will be repeated out of want for a reward. +R techniques are growing in popularity within the world of horse training. Such techniques can offer a fresh start for … Read more+R Training: Using Positive Reinforcement to Train Your Horse
Horse Breeds Around the World There are many different horse breeds that can be found around the world. Some of these may be best-known in a particular country, where they’re utilized often. Others may be recognized around the world for their performance, much like the thoroughbred in the racing industry. Horses are bred for various … Read moreHorse Breeds: Identifying Ponies, Light Horses and Heavy Ones