With Try, There’s Hope

The story below came from one of my students, Laurie. Laurie has done such a great job with Annie, a rescue horse, that I asked her to write about her experience. I think she did a tremendous job and I hope you enjoy Annie’s story as much as I did through Laurie’s eyes. – Kirsten

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Change: The Story of Grace

I know I am not alone in my struggle to override the “I’m too old” bomb because I hear those very words come out of my students regularly. If it is not in reference to themselves, then it is in reference to their 10, 12, 15 or 19 year old horses as we begin the rehab process.

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Red – The Newest Addition

A horse named Robert Redford came into my life this past July. “Red” as I affectionately call him is a 17hh, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding.

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Are Horses Really So Different From Us?

According to scientists, when a horse is happy or in fear the chemicals produced in the body are exactly the same as with people.

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Solving Your Horse’s Problem By Introducing New Ones

The solution to horse behavior problems, often lies in introducing the opposite problem; one uncharacteristic for the horse

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Solving Horse Problems

Working out a relationship between a prey animal (horse) and a predator (human) is inherently challenging

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

Quote Of The Day

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~Albert Einstein