Tag: equine studies

  • Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA!

    Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA!

    As soon as we turn back the clocks, we all know it is almost that time again…time for Equine Affaire at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts! Tomorrow we’re loading up the horse trailer with our bestselling books and DVDs, as well as all our newest releases, and heading south down Route 91, […]

  • “Ketchup Day,” Warm Feet, Atlanta Traffic, and Equine Heli-Vet: 24 Hours with Veterinarian Dr. Bob Grisel

    “Ketchup Day,” Warm Feet, Atlanta Traffic, and Equine Heli-Vet: 24 Hours with Veterinarian Dr. Bob Grisel

    I am in awe of the large animal veterinarian—no lie. I nursed vague dreams of entering the profession in my James-Herriot-loving youth, until someone told me vet school is more difficult than medical school. And that was that. Besides, I wanted time to ride. It is clear from a glimpse into a day in the […]

  • The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    Sharon Wilsie, founder of Horse Speak™ and author of the books Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide (with Gretchen Vogel) and Horses in Translation, provides a guest post this week. Her books are available from the TSB online bookstore (click HERE) and watch for her new DVD, coming in November 2018. I like coffee. Strong coffee. […]

  • Your Horse’s Feet: Finding the Balance

    Your Horse’s Feet: Finding the Balance

    In caring for your horse’s feet, you not only want to see how the left and right halves of the foot are balanced, you also want to evaluate the hoof’s front-to-back balance. We call this dorsopalmar balance when we’re talking about the front feet, and dorsoplantar balance when we’re talking about the hind. You may also see the term anterior/posterior balance, […]

  • 3 Tips for Cold Weather Feeding for Your Horse

    3 Tips for Cold Weather Feeding for Your Horse

    It’s cold outside (don’t try to deny it!)…even Florida is in a deep freeze, relatively speaking. This means that not only do we need to bundle up, but our horses—especially those who live outside or with free-choice shelter—need added warmth, as well. According to veterinarian Dr. Nancy Loving in her book ALL HORSE SYSTEMS GO […]

  • The Myth of Equine Hierarchy?

    Dare we ask whether the concept of equine hierarchy is indeed the primary means of understanding horses and the foundation upon which all training should be built? In their new book EQUUS LOST? Francesco De Giorgio and Jose De Giorgio-Schoorl question the role of hierarchy within equine herds and suggest that our dependence upon perceived […]