Tag: fascia

  • What’s Fascia? And What Does It Have to Do with Your Horse?

    What’s Fascia? And What Does It Have to Do with Your Horse?

    It seems like after decades in the horse industry, all of a sudden, everyone is talking about fascia. This is that thin sheath of fibrous tissue that encloses the muscles and other organs, and apparently, it is really pretty important to your horse’s posture, movement, comfort, and performance. Huh. If you’re like us, all these years […]

  • Give the Horse You Love a DIY Spa Day

    Give the Horse You Love a DIY Spa Day

    Ah, Valentine’s Day! That Hallmark Holiday we all love to hate and hate to love. But we don’t have to sit around longing for some demonstration of adoration to appear in our mailbox or on our doorstep. Instead, why not treat that best of all faithful and true companions, your horse, to a DIY Spa […]

  • Giving Thanks for What We’ve Learned from Great Horse People on the Job

    Giving Thanks for What We’ve Learned from Great Horse People on the Job

    When you are caught up in the never-ending must-dos of book publishing, you can find yourself tired, your creative and entrepreneurial energy tapped, your head spinning and your hands ready to unfurl themselves from the keyboard and (instead) curl themselves around the comforting curves of a glass of wine, fireside. But while the pressure is […]

  • Is Your Horse a Bean-Bag or a Tennis Ball?

    Is Your Horse a Bean-Bag or a Tennis Ball?

    To the uneducated eye, posting the trot is just a series of silly looking, seemingly purposeless, up-down movements. But riders understand what it takes to make rising and sitting to the two-beat rhythm of the horse’s diagonal gait complement rather than hinder his movement. “The skilled rider uses rising trot to get the tension in […]

  • Is Your Horse 100%?

    Is Your Horse 100%?

    It’s a question we are all faced with, more often than not. Is my horse feeling his best? Is he free from aches, pains, tension, anxiety? It can be difficult for well-meaning owners, riders, and caretakers to pinpoint the real issue when a horse is “off,” “not himself,” or just unable to tap into his […]