A monthly discussion of The Ten Irrefutable Laws of Horsemanship
I want to make horsemanship simple, like water flowing in a stream. The book is only 28 pages long yet it is everything I do every day with horses. How I connect within seconds with almost every horse and proceed to insert a steel file inside the mouth is distilled in this small book.
Today I worked with 16 horses and every one of them had a different personality. Two of them are worth mentioning.
Horse 1 is a 10 year old large pony whom I had never seen. He was friendly but the first thing I picked up on was that he had been raised in a very structured environment. It reminded me of someone raised in the military. He was all business and he knew he was to cooperate or there would be consequences. In fact, I got the feeling that he had never been allowed to express himself to a human.
Parker, CO — As part of its commitment to education, The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) hosted a two-part series, Conditioning for Success, this spring. Featuring area experts such as Terry Swanson DVM, partner at Littleton Equine Medical Center, and Deeda Randle, M.S. in Animal Physiology, the event drew riders and auditors from around the region.
“The goal was to help riders and trainers do everything they can to prepare their horses for competition,” explained organizer Vivien Van Buren. “Like all sports, equestrian events have become highly competitive; the best athletes are using the latest in research and technology to help improve their performance and recover quickly after competition.”
Part one, held March 5, was a discussion forum focusing on a variety of topics including horse and rider nutrition, veterinary therapies for sport horses, physiology and the latest in conditioning programs. The sessions were designed to help riders prepare their horses and themselves for competition.
St. Louis, MO (December 20, 2010) – Veterinarians attending the American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland, had the chance to enjoy the panoramic views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor thanks to a dinner cruise sponsored by Arenus. During the cruise, the veterinarians not only enjoyed dinner but also took part in an educational evening that proved to be a highlight of the convention.
“The event was thoroughly enjoyable and the Arenus staff received many compliments on the cruise, both that night and by vets stopping by the tradeshow booth the next day,” said Trish Richter, Arenus Marketing Manager. “Arenus is a premier provider of innovative health and nutrition products for pets and horses, and our parent company is Novus International, Inc. President and CEO of Novus, Thad Simons, gave an overview of Novus before Dr. Blikslager, the main speaker of the evening gave his engaging presentation.”
Arenus also gave the veterinarians a presentation on a recent, wide-scale Assure clinical study. Assure is an innovative digestive supplement that, when fed daily, helps to support overall hindgut health through Assure’s exclusive GST technology. The Assure family of products each contain probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes & psyllium to help control the risk of digestive colic. Assure Plus is a sand clearance supplement uniquely formulated to support hindgut motility and nutrient absorption when used as directed.