Purchasing a horse can be an exciting – and stressful – time. Finding one with the right price, temperament and training can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it’s all worth it to hear their soft nicker in your barn.
These days, social media almost feels like a requirement. The endless apps, adorable videos, and photos of family and friends draw us in and lead us to spend hours upon hours glued to a screen. Social media benefits include connecting people to one another, sharing information, and promoting businesses, but many consumers find the flood of information overwhelming.
As springtime begins, most mare owners will find their leading ladies getting friskier, more opinionated, and potentially uncomfortable. Mares are seasonally polyestrous, which means their reproductive cycles are active during the spring and summer.
We’ve all been there. We show love the way we were loved, or the way wewantto be loved, and, at times, the intended recipient doesn’t seem to get it. Surprisingly, there are not one, two, or three general ways to show love… but five! Understanding how people perceive love and affection can make us better communicators, partners, parents, and leaders.
Nervous horses can make an uncomfortable situation dangerous with spooks, bucks, and other evasive behavior. Knowing your horse’s predispositions and having a general understanding of equine anxiety management will keep everyone safer.