Thoughts on Our Horse World
Hypermobility Could Be Linked to Pain
Recently a study on hypermobility and the prevalence of knee pain and other symptoms has been conducted. This study was done on humans, just to be clear. Hypermobility is when the joint is able to move into more extreme positions (bigger range of motion) than the standards, based on the general population. In this study they put forth a questionnaire to more than 2000 adults. They looked primarily at two types of hypermobility: General Joint Hypermobility throughout the whole body (GJH) and Knee…
Close Friendships and Moving Stables
When we own a horse, we are responsible for it. We make most of the decisions for how it should live its life. We choose where it is stabled, what feed it gets and which other living beings it can get in contact with. And sometimes we are thinking of changing some of these conditions by for example moving our horse.
In this blog I want to share some of my thoughts on horse stabling, management and moving horses around. I run a boarding stable and meet many horses who live here for shorter or lo…
Horses That Bite
We have all met a horse that bites. And it is not funny. And neither are a lot of the different solutions people offer up when they try to give well-meaning advice.
"When your horse bites you have to bite it back! It is what horses do to each other."
"Say NO loud and hit him hard! You have to show that you're the boss."
"Your horse is trying to dominate you and you have to start join-up!"
I feel speechless. How my heart feels heavy when I hear these sorts of replies. Are we actually consider…
Becoming a Happier Rider
I know the feelings - frustration, irritability, anger, hopelessness, guilt, sadness, resignation... And I believe you do to. I believe most horse riders know these feelings. Things don't go as we planned. The horse seems stubborn and doesn't want to cooperate. You feel out of place on your horse - rigid, stiff. Frustrations mount and you end up taking some of your anger out on your horse. You stop training your horse, with a hopeless frustrated feeling in your body. Afterwards you feel guilt fo…