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Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries

  The number one component of a great partnership with your horse is having healthy boundaries. This is especially true when training young horses. We set boundaries to find our place in the hierarchy and keep ourselves and our horse safe. This doesn't mean that you...

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Dummy Foal

Dummy Foal

It's foaling season!  The foals are dropping, and not all get a great start in life. One foal, in particular, was a little filly that had to be rushed to emergency care to be hooked up to an IV to be given different nutrients.  Some issues can arise with a...

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Are You Ready for a Young Horse?

Are You Ready for a Young Horse?

Is buying a young horse right for you?  What goes into having a young horse?  Why would you want a young horse?  What qualities should you be looking for, and what qualities are good to have in yourself before you even consider jumping on that boat and purchasing a...

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Are you Fast-Thinking or Slow-Thinking?

Are you Fast-Thinking or Slow-Thinking?

Are you fast-thinking enough for breeds like a thoroughbred or an Arabian? These breeds tend to get a bad reputation for being flighty, hot-headed, more anxious, quick-footed, and more challenging to train. Some trainers/horse people resort to a more substantial bit...

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Do You Have What It Takes?

A shocking Facebook headline: Three ways natural horsemanship can ruin the partnership with your horse.  #1. Round penning your horse #2. Making your horse look at you #3. Shaking the rope to make your horse back up After reading this post, I can conclude that...

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Hay Net Height and its Effect on Horse Posture

Hay Net Height and its Effect on Horse Posture

How is a horse's posture impacted by at which angle it eats?  A study came out earlier this year that looked at the different eating positions for horses and how that affects their posture. An Italian research team specifically looked at different heights and...

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The Healing Power of Horses

The Healing Power of Horses

The Institute of the Heart Math conducted an interesting study. The study was on the two-way healing of the heart between horse and human and electromagnetic fields research. The study compared the human electromagnetic field, which is more significant than our...

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Journey to the Worlds, Extreme Cowboy Race

Journey to the Worlds, Extreme Cowboy Race

Want to listen to this blog instead? Listen in the Horse Happening Podcast, with Lindsey Partridge Let's talk about knowing when to compete and knowing when you're training at an event. The perfect example is my journey to Texas for the Worlds, Extreme Cowboy Race...

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2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Recap

Want to listen to this blog instead? Listen in the Horse Happening Podcast, with Lindsey Partridge The Thoroughbred Makeover, what's it all about and how do you train a retired racehorse to compete in the makeover? The makeover was started many years ago by the...

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