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  • Carole Herder Interview #290 on Horse Chats Australia
    My Voice on Horse Chats Australia!

    My second podcast this year on Horse Chats Australia is up and running online!  In episode 290 I discuss the 10 Most Essential Horse Matters…Please tune in and listen NOW!  Being asked to discuss the 10 most essential horse matters in a one-hour podcast was a daunting request, because I could spend days going over these points! …

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    Assist Your Horse Through Season Change #2 – Food and Medicine

    Different weather patterns and vegetal growth have a significant impact on animals who live outside. Transitioning between seasons can be challenging, especially when conditions change dramatically. Properly managing some vital practices will provide your horse with the best chance for weathering these potentially severe fluctuations. It’s important to select feed and quantities of food based…

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  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Riding in 2016

    1.  Get regular riding lessons, or better yet, learn the biomechanics of riding. Biomechanics study how the body moves and rider biomechanics look specifically at issues like your foot slipping out of the stirrup or your knee coming up.  Check out or ‘Equine Biomechanics for Riders: The Key to Balanced Riding’ by Karin Blignault….

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  • Horse (Human!) Health Care

    Horse riding has physical health, psychological and over-all benefits of happiness and well-being. This is just a reminder for us and the non-horsey around us, who wonder about our level of sanity as we brave the winter weather to get out there and ride. And the research is there! Check out (study published in…

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  • All Things Barefoot

    If you are struggling with your horse’s bare feet, don’t give up. It is a huge commitment but it is one of the most worthwhile things you can do – allowing your horse to be free of metal shoes. He may be a little tender in the beginning as he adjusts but stick to your…

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  • Rubbing Your Horse the Right Way

    “Balanced muscles protect the horse from the jarring forces of landing, improve energy, prevent injury and relieve fatigue……Fatigue is the primary cause of sports injury in any species”. This is a quote from a very detailed article on balanced muscles in our equine friends. The article speaks about the importance of posture, proper nerve transmission…

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  • Your Horse Is Listening…

    There are several energetic, magnetic and otherwise compelling frequencies in the universe, some we can hear or feel and many we can’t – or at least humans can’t. Horses communicate with one another through subtle sounds and movements, many of which we can witness and some that we cannot. Certainly they whinny and snort to…

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