The warm, moist feel of the gentle resting breath is truly relaxing. The velvet soft touch of the muzzle between the nostrils is a place of serenity, and indeed a place that many of us go for solace and comfort. What else is communicated through and by a horse’s nose? Sharon Jantzen gives insight regarding the features of one of her favorite parts of a horse, its nose.
Dressage, when presented patiently and correctly, enhances a horse’s gaits, builds beautiful topline muscling in the body, and creates a more focused mind with willing cooperation. Our local, top-level Dressage rider and trainer Barbi Breen-Gurley shares her insight on how dressage training benefits all horses.
With the arrival of wet weather, rainy season riding strategies need to be on the forefront of our minds. Sarah Williams provides several strategies for making the most of rainy days that might put a damper on regular riding activities.
This got me to thinking…how natural is any training method when it comes to horses? Sarah Williams searches for answers regarding the question, Is horsemanship natural, or not?
There’s a lot going on at the Cal Poly Horse Unit. Opportunities for students and the local equestrian community abound. Come check it out! Charlotte Gorton shares all the activities with us.