Thoughts on Weight

Thoughts on Weight

The topic of weight has come up in my conversations with people a lot lately in a variety of contexts. Weight is a subject where everyone seems to have a different opinion. It is one of those topics where if you ask three different horse people to pick out a horse...
Pain Management, Part I

Pain Management, Part I

Someone in the comments asked about managing pain in older horses or horses with long term issues. That is a really tough question to answer simply because each individual horse owner has a different philosophy in regards to this subject.I will say for myself and my...
Phases of Retirement

Phases of Retirement

I had a conversation with someone today who is in the initial stage of retiring their horse. Right now they are still in what I refer to as the phase of acceptance. It really is a crummy place to be, trying to accept that your horse that you love riding so much needs...