What’s a sound barefoot horse?
Is taking your equine partner barefoot all that hard? Many people think so.
Some believe it’s this mystical thing that includes some form of voodoo and only some horses are capable of being barefoot.
Is this true? [Read more…]
How do you define the word “luck”?
Luck defined by successful people is when preparation meets opportunity. This is my favorite definition of that word.
Others may think of luck as a self-fulfilling prophecy, and I believe this has some truth to it. For example, those who tend to have a more optimistic outlook, usually have much better life experiences.
Those are also the individuals who will seek out something good in a seemingly bad situation.
Then there are those who make it a habit to complain and to blame anything else instead of redirecting that energy and looking at themselves.
You can create your own luck to some degree. [Read more…]
In one of my previous articles called When the Experts Fail Us, I addressed how the health care industry for humans, and for our animals, has failed us on numerous occasions. I gave personal examples as well as mentioning one very famous example, a very special lady named Temple Grandin.
HBO came out with a movie in 2010 about her life, and I’d like to offer a short review that may encourage you to see it if you haven’t already.
If you had known how hard it would be having a horse, would you have done it at all?
You knew you wanted a horse. You thought it would be easy or that’s what you heard, and you had the money to buy one.
Ever since you became a horse guardian it hasn’t been as easy as you thought or as others said it would be.
Your farrier informs you that he has to tranquilize your horse or he can’t do his job. He says it’s okay, and you “heard” that others were doing it.
You even heard of a big name trainer down the road who allows his farrier to tranquilize all his horses while they’re getting shod, so you think it must be okay.