Learning About Horses is the way we express our love for them. We learn from them and we teach them, for every experience we have with a horse is a training session....so make it your goal to know what's good, what's better, what is best!
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Learning About Horses
The Medicine Chest
By Don Blazer
You’re horse’s medicine chest is probably a disaster.
So every year about this time I try to clean it out and restock.
When restocking, don’t overdo it. You really don’t need as much as your horse-o-chondriac thinks.
You’ll need a thermometer. Get a good one. All thermometers are hard to read. (I don’t like digital ones). You can roll a thermometer in your fingers a hundred times and still not see the mercury. So select a thermometer on the basis of how easy it is to read. (A little practice will help, but where is the fun in that?
Detecting the Equine Pulse
Quick - what's the average resting pulse rate of your horse?
You may know the normal resting pulse rate of an adult horse is between 25 and 50 beats per minute (bpm), but what is your horse's rate?
Can you train your horse to be champion by taking an online course?
…..you bet you can!
She started as a 2-year-old "demonstration" horse for www.horsecoursesonline.com and finished with two ABRA World Championship awards and a Reserve World Championship title.
Sheza Especial Gold got her training as a demonstration horse for Don Blazer's online course, Training Performance Horses. Step by step she followed the course program until she competed for 2010 and 2011 World Championship titles at the American Buckskin Registry Association show in Tulsa, Ok. Blazer rode the 5-year-old filly in her competition classes.
In 2010 Sheza won the ABRA Junior Trail Horse title under all five judges, and then came back this year to repeat as a judge's choice sweep in Junior Trail.
This year the filly also won Reserve World Champion honors in All-Ages Western Riding, a pattern class requiring 8 flying changes of lead. She was the only junior horse in the class.
Sheza was sold at the Reichert Celebration Show Horse Sale in Fort Worth September 9 and 10.
"We'll miss Sheza in our program," Blazer said. "Hopefully she'll go on to win many more titles for other horse lovers. I think she'll make an exceptional all-around horse for an amateur or youth rider."
Sheza's trail horse training followed the course instructions in Train A Trail Horse, taught by world champion trainer and AQHA director Cathy Hanson. The filly's education in western riding came from following the instructions in Train for Western Riding taught by world champion trainer Nancy Cahill.
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED ONLINE COURSE
It's time to think about breeding your mare.
Understanding equine reproduction is going to make the process more enjoyable for you, safer for your mare, while earning a "certificate of achievement" and saving you $50 in tuition this month. Credit will be issued after enrollment is approved.
The course earns credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies or a Professional Certification as a Horse Trainer, Riding Instructor or Stable Manager.
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