What does it mean when a horse is Overfaced?

What does it mean when a horse is Overfaced?

What does it mean when a horse is overfaced? When a horse is overfaced, he can become reluctant to perform the work that is asked of him. You may notice that a horse being overly challenged starts to react to smaller tasks, like the simple act of walking on a loose...

3 Tips to Set you and your Horse up for Success

3 Tips to Set you and your Horse up for Success

Training Mustang mishaps and mistakes, or any breed of horse for that matter, are bound to happen. There are many techniques to starting horses, but some of the older techniques or rushing every step may backfire. Typically, when horses come in for starting, they are...

You Can’t Train Pain

You Can’t Train Pain

Often, when a horse reacts when you are training on them in the form of bucking, rearing, refusing to go forward, etc., our first reaction is to think the horse has a lousy attitude. But what if the response is associated with pain that has gone undetected? It is...

Healing Horses from the Inside Out

Healing Horses from the Inside Out

Can we heal horses from the inside out? The answer is yes! It is safe to say that every horse owner has encountered some mystery pain in their horse with no real reason or visible sign as to why they are in pain. There are many ways we can attempt to heal horses from...

Sour Horses Where Once Great Horses

Sour Horses Where Once Great Horses

Sour horses were once great horses, and we as humans in most cases get in the way and cause those once great horses to become sour. There are many reasons horses become sour, pain, environment, overworked, etc. A lot of times, horses can act and seem happy with one...

Paddock Setup: Are we doing our horses a disservice?

Paddock Setup: Are we doing our horses a disservice?

Field setup and why it is crucial to keep our horses happy and healthy.  Are you creating a space that makes your horse more herd-bound, lazy, or overweight? These issues can all impact the herd behaviour and each horse's physical fitness. These issues can be...

Buy The Horse, Not The X-rays

Buy The Horse, Not The X-rays

Are you buying the horse, or are you buying the x-rays? And are you potentially passing up the horse of your dreams?  Noelle Floyd published a story about a horse named Asih, who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Burghley to Badminton and many more. Asih...

King: Thoroughbred Makeover Update

King: Thoroughbred Makeover Update

The Thoroughbred makeover is approaching, and I've been working with my off-the-track thoroughbred King, who is my entry for the 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Challenge. There's been a lot of learning and progression while he and I have been in Florida. King was a...

Starting Horses: Two ways to accelerate your training

Starting Horses: Two ways to accelerate your training

Starting horses is always a big topic; there are hundreds of different ways to start horses, but in my experience, there are two ways that set a horse up for success when it's time to put your first ride on and progress through your training. These two things are...