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  • To Blanket Or Not To Blanket?

    By Carole Herder To blanket or not to blanket – that is the question. That time of year is coming around again, the season is changing, the days are getting cooler and the nights are getting colder. All I see is horsey people running in and out to the paddocks and barns, taking blankets off,…

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  • Different Horse, Different Hoof

    By Carole Herder Different horse, different hoof. That is my motto – for trimming, for boot fitting, for health care. I remember a friend of mine who got her first horses and decided to keep them barefoot. Luckily they had never been shod so she was off to a good start. She learned to trim…

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  • A Relationship Based on Trust

    By Carole Herder What should come first with your horse? Joe Camp believes knowledge is the most important factor in owning or playing or working with a horse. Following this, lifestyle and diet are the next vital items on the list. Then comes relationship and trust. Respect will follow on from this automatically. Does your…

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  • Knowledge Is Power

    By Carole Herder A friend of mine recently bought a new horse. While she was checking him over, just before she bought him, the seller exclaimed, “Oh, and he can’t go barefoot”. Now my friend was tempted to ask why, but thought it might trigger an argument so she just replied, “Oh right”. The seller…

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  • Cavallo Tucker Saddle Pad

      My short back Tennessee Walker/Spotted Saddle horse had been experiencing rub marks on his hind quarters even though I have used several different saddles and pads trying to alleviate the problem. The latest is a Tucker Gen II with Tucker pad. Nothing worked so I dug out my old Cavallo pad and started using…

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  • Confidence Booster

    By Carole Herder How many of us have lost our confidence around horses at one time or another over the years? How many of us have doubted our relationship with horses, have sworn we would never ride again, have promised to sell everything and build a swimming pool? I’m sure there are very few who…

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