I’ve studied some of these guys and done some soul searching to put these horses in a different light. With this, I’ve realized how to better understand and manage the cribbing horse and am excited to share the revelation!
Out of all the talented & successful riders, trainers, owners, breeders, and business people in our community, I have no deeper respect than for the horseman who can let go of the logistics of “success” and embrace the humility, patience, selflessness, and love that comes with knowing the significance in the eye of a horse.
As we pull these horses off the track to point them towards new careers, we need to address a few health aspects that affect the vast majority of OTTBs. Having been fortunate enough to play with many a thoroughbred, I am excited to share 3 Essential Soundness Checkpoints when Starting Up an OTTB!
The drawback to the newly possible solutions/supplements in horse health rests in their overwhelming volume, and as horses are individuals, some therapies work better than others for specific cases. As a horse mom who wants the best for her babies, but also a barn manager who keeps an eye on budgeting and efficient investments, I would love to share my 6 steps to make the most out of trialing sports medicine therapies.
Establishing the reality of the problems in the gut, we can more clearly see realistic solutions. Here are the 6 steps we like to take to nip Gastrointestinal irritation in the bud once and for all!
Hooray Kitty!!! After three months of optimizing Kitt’s weight, soundness, and conditioning, Kitt has made his way back to Bearfoot Ranch to participate in the Special Olympics over Georgia program, and begin his new career as a therapy horse. We are all so excited to see Kitt shine in his new environment.
A healthy horse carries healthy weight, so I like to think that hard keepers remain deficient for a reason. Here are my top 7 possible causes to run through when trying to put weight on a Hard Keeper!