Before we jump into to an extremely heart warming, inspiring transformation story about a cheeky little quarter horse, there are a few themes to be aware of.
Loving the animal matters. He needs a reason to stay alive.
Patience and perseverance is key, rehab takes time, faith, and a blind eye to naysayers.
The reality of purposing rehabbed horses is not always easy. Success takes grit and a can do attitude.
So often horse farms run into the management dilemma of having too many horses with too few acres. Here are some tips and ideas on optimizing horse management on limited acreage!
Whether Sullae’s trend toward sensitivity stems from GI discomfort, muscle tension, mental insecurity, or some low grade combination of everything, his overall diagnosis has been simple- not quite comfortable enough. Like too many horses, this plateau of ‘not quite right’ due to possible, variable factors can be frustrating and difficult to conquer. Fortunately for Sullae, he has taken to the BEMER.
Hooray Kitty!!! After 7 weeks of Wellness Restoration, Kitt is ready to hit the trails. Having built up enough muscle to support his joints, Kitt is staying comfortable and balanced walking circles in the ring, up and down hills, and on the road. With an end goal to get Kitt into a therapy riding program, we want to keep him ‘bitless’, as he will go that way once he gets into the program. All in all, we are so excited to have Kitt feeling fresh and fabulous!
While the spring grass rush may be over, now is the time of stressed pasture. Whether pasture is fighting drought, excessive rain, or dealing with the peak heat of the day, stressed pasture means lots of sugar. Moreover, allergies are prominent right now, and steroidal allergy medications are common prescription. For horses prone to laminitis, this can be a red flag season, so here are a few ways to help horses fight the flare ups!
As horsemen, we understand that no two horses fit in the same mold. Each horse has his own presence, mental capacity, and physical capability. This simple fact is extraordinarily important to remember when we deal with those who test our horsemanship. So often our patience and abilities are tested when a horse won’t cooperate. Maybe he is heavy on the aids, rushes, refuses fences, spooks, or is rude on the ground. The key to managing these horses is not necessarily to correct the behavior, but to understand why the horse exhibits it.
As Kitt reaches the six-week mark in his ‘Senior Wellness Restoration’, it’s time to adjust our management program according to his progression. This means addressing his nutrition plan, fitness regimen, and physical therapy. Here are the 3 big changes to Kitt’s management program starting this week!