Found 21 Results from Free Rein

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7 Tips to Develop Emotional Fitness

For years I have been paying close attention to my level of “emotional fitness” around horses. The approach people take with their horses, is usually similar to how they deal with every other relationship as well. Emotions play an important role with how we communicate amongst our parents, friends, coworkers, etc. I am recognizing that […]
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All Tied Up in Rope Halters

I bought my first rope halter 10 years ago, but my favourite one is purple; made for me by a student. I still have it to this day. Rope halters are incredibly durable, come in a range of fun colours, and need absolutely no maintenance or cleaning to make them last. They can be rolled […]
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The Duct Tape Twitch

There are a few viral videos being shared across the web between horse people that are making some laugh, while puzzling others. The “Duct Tape Twitch” has a little bit of irony to it, as the method of sticking tape to a horse’s face is very much like sticking a Bandaid on a large wound. […]
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“Sometimes It’s OK To Smack – Discipline In Horses” OR Is It?

I came across this post – “Sometimes It’s OK To Smack – Discipline In Horses”  – on Hay Net Social Blogging recently and found myself challenging every statement made. There is so much confusion in the world of horses about how to treat and educate them. I am hopeful that more work with understanding and […]
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The Reins as a Line of Communication

There are many subtle nuances within a well developed horse and rider partnership.  I can recognize when time and patience has been of value when the reins maintain a soft, light connection  between horse and rider. Every rider takes responsibility for holding onto this “line of communication”, but how do they know if they are holding […]
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What’s In a “Good Home” – a Rescued Horse’s Journey

Over the past few months I have been visiting farms and getting to know the potential adopters for a wonderful Clydesdale Cross, Prospero. The beginning of his story was dismal, but now, he is ready to move on to the next phase of his precious life. There are many things to consider when re-homing or […]