Tag: horse care

  • 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 […]

  • Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak

    Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak

    In the fall of 2017 TSB released the book HORSE SPEAK, which took the international horse world by storm. Horse trainer and rehabilitation specialist Sharon Wilsie put to paper a practical system for “listening” and ” talking” to horses in their language instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. She called her system “Horse Speak,” and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Do You Really KNOW Your Horse’s Hooves? Really?

    Do You Really KNOW Your Horse’s Hooves? Really?

    It’s okay to admit it…we often get by on the bare minimum of knowledge when it comes to hoof care. We all learn the basics of how to tend to the hoof—keep its environment clean, pick debris from it—at our first riding lesson, and depending on our later equestrian pursuits, we might accrue a bit […]

  • Small Dogs, Tiny Horses, and Frozen Poop Balls: 24 Hours with Miniature Horse Breeder Kendra Gale

    Small Dogs, Tiny Horses, and Frozen Poop Balls: 24 Hours with Miniature Horse Breeder Kendra Gale

    Winter is not just coming…for those of us in many parts of North America, it is completely, frigidly, and snowily upon us. Any horse person knows that things just get a bit, well, harder when the temp dips below zero. It doesn’t matter what size the manure pile—it all freezes to the ground. Kendra Gale […]

  • 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 Best Horse Books of 2017

    The Best Horse Books of 2017

    Believe it or not, in the TSB offices, shuttered from the frigid air that currently has central Vermonters cornered by a deep freeze, we’re already working on the horse books and DVDs we’ll be releasing Fall of 2018. In an industry where the production calendar races to meet an aggressive series of deadlines and it […]

  • 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 […]

  • Miniature Horses Are Big Fun!

    Miniature Horses Are Big Fun!

    I’d had “full-size” horses for many years when someone gave me a pair of Miniature Horses. “Foxy” and “Tommy” were chubby and sweet-faced; naughty and good-natured in equal measures. A perfect balance of “pony” approachability and “horse” temperament, they served several years as patient grooming subjects for my lesson kids, participated in dozens of parades […]

  • Training the Shy Ones: Insight from Ingrid Klimke

    Training the Shy Ones: Insight from Ingrid Klimke

    In her new book TRAINING HORSES THE INGRID KLIMKE WAY, gold-medal Olympian and champion eventer Ingrid Klimke shares intimate profiles of 10 of her horses. We are invited into her barn where she explains their personality quirks, their strengths and their challenges. Klimke outlines each horse’s training plan, highlighting why certain accommodations are made for […]