by Terry Myers Anyone who has ever ridden with me knows that I preach the importance of the outside rein to the point where my wife says when I die she is going to put on my tombstone ‘More Outside Rein.’ You hear and read about the importance of getting a horse soft in the bridle and giving to the bit laterally. Most people focus on this so much, that they actually get the … [Read more...] about The Role of the Outside Rein
I wanted to let you know that the subject of my editorial last month, Joey, our rescued Arabian, passed away in the pasture the middle of January. When we found him down on his side, alive but unable to get up, we immediately called our vet. He thinks Joey’s heart may have given out possibly from the neglect he suffered over the years prior to our rescue. Maybe it was his … [Read more...] about Notes From Inside The Corral (February 2014)
In Search of Mr. Slick Brrrrrr! What a cold finish to fall and start to winter. I always write my editorial just a couple of days before we send the current month’s issue of the Corral to the printer. So right now, we are between snow storms, Christmas is next week, (of course I’m not ready), and it’s cold! I’m not just cold when I’m outside; I’m cold inside too. If it were … [Read more...] about Notes from Inside The Corral (January 2014)
by Terry Myers With the New Year and the potential for a new riding season, many equine enthusiasts will find themselves in the market for a new horse. Here is an update from a previous article that I feel makes logical, yet important points to remember… When you find yourself in the market to buy a horse, there is much to consider. Your first decision is defining what your … [Read more...] about New Year, New Horse?
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Stress = Obesity That’s right. Stress is keeping your horse fat. And the main source of stress for most horses? Restricting forage. The very thing most people do to try to help their horse lose weight actually causes the same stress reaction that brings about body fat retention, and all its attendant problems. I cannot emphasize this enough. Here are … [Read more...] about Restricting Forage is Incredibly Stressful