No Hoof No Horse?
The west was reportedly won because man figured out
decades before how to effectively minimize wear and tear on the horses
hooves by shoeing the animal in iron. Having this type of protection
made the horse able to travel longer distances.
Cellular Memory In Horses?
Last November Millie arrived in New York
from Colorado. She is the most traumatized horse in the world, I
think. Her background is sketchy but we’ve learned enough to know
that she came from a large ranch in Nebraska and has had 8 foals in her
Social Loafing isn’t about Making Bread
My horses are social
loafers. They exhibit all of the classic signs of the hazards of
having groups work collectively. Decreased work ethic, slower than
normal response time, lackadaisical impulsions. Except during
feeding time. READ
The Locus of Control
Two Thousand pounds of mare and 19 hands
of brawn made Belle a formidable foe on the best of terms. But she
and her owner were not on the best of terms. Belle routinely
reared. She would strike, bite and kick, often in the same motion.
Leading her was impossible. She led you…if you could keep up with
her. Belle’s locus of control was internal.
A Horse Named Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus existed.
I know, because he lay curled up in a soft bed of straw before me, his
soft brown fur glistening in the early morning December sun. READ MORE...
Water: Nature’s “Mind Tonic”
©2008 by Karina Lewis
wait to offer Millie, a pregnant, horribly abused, slaughter-bound
mare, the healing power of living near fresh water.
The Hairy Side of
Everyday some 78 million pet owners trudge to work
wishing they could take their beloved
pet(s) with them. In an age where many employees have
difficulty providing health insurance for their families,
EQUUS: A Comparison
Phoenix was a horse we had in our clinic line-up not too
long ago. Like the T-Rex, he was ferociously fast with his teeth and
wickedly agile with his hooves.
Helps Exec Overcome Stress
"The horse will simply mirror you," Wyatt emphasizes.
"If your communication is confused, if you get
frustrated or you're timid, or if you easily lose your
focus as leader of the task, the horse instantly
reflects what is going on."