Category: Bloggers Corner

Equestrian Fitness and Lifestyle: Get Working toward YOUR Goals!

Most people have an idea of where you want to be, or where you want to go, but are you setting yourself up to get there? Somehow this came naturally to me in life, document, detail, and naturally end up on a path to achieve it. When my clients start working with me one of read more…

What Do You Have In Common With Your Horse?

  Relax… That’s right, you, relax. Take a breath, like you mean it. Check in, where are you holding your tension? Feel into this tension, can it get softer? There is a very good chance that your horse holds their tension in the same place. Ask yourself, like you would ask your horse. Are you read more…

One woman. One horse. One goal: 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness.

How much time do you spend with your horse each week? How much do you wish you could spend?  For us horse lovers, it’s never enough. When I bought my Peruvian Paso-Mustang gelding Apollo a few years ago, I spent my days at a desk counting the hours until I could again inhale that wonderful read more…

The Importance of Labwork and How to Decipher

Routine blood chemistries are very important when it comes to keeping your horse healthy. Annual routine blood work can be useful to establish baseline values to determine what “normal” is for your horse. Also, routine blood work can catch early signs of disease before symptoms start to show and it helps establish patterns in rising or read more…

Leg and Hoof Wrapping

In this article, I will address how to bandage legs with polo wraps, standing wraps, and hoof wraps if a horse loses a shoe or there is an abscess in the hoof. I will explain a few methods of wrapping hooves, as I feel that is an important part of bandaging that is sometimes overlooked. read more…

Tips for Cold Winter Days

With the winter weather hitting a large part of the country, I thought I would give some quick reminders for caring for a horse in the winter. Obviously, stalled horses will need less checking on and care, however when the temperatures are below freezing, a few steps need to be taken   Water Always make read more…

First Aid Kit Essentials

The purpose of this article series is to provide information that every horse owner should know when it comes to the health of their horses. From basic wound care to knowing when to call the vet, I hope I will be able to provide easy to understand knowledge that will improve your relationship with your read more…

My Makeover Journey: Navajo Bo – Challenges

It would be another month before I actually entered the 2015 TCA Thoroughbred Makeover.  During that time I learned of two new health diagnosis that were both considered chronic, medically.  Wow! Now the doctors had 4 labels for me.   Learning to relax for saddling   I recall lying on the bed in pain with nothing else read more…

My horse’s personal trainer

(photo by Susan Maire Horner) We have a new yoga teacher. It’s strange and different, but not altogether bad. Nice to have a slightly different perspective, and someone with a new way of correcting my poses. But I miss my original teacher, who became a friend. Yoga and Pilates group classes are the closest I read more…

Entering the home stretch…

I am very much enjoying the adventure of training for the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover , and delighted to share our preparations, as Artie and I enter the final five weeks to Lexington! We have made many friends along the way… Artie attended his first A shows this month. The pressure has increased and he has worked read more…