Nowadays, a lot of importance is attached to wellbeing, defined as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” Is wellbeing only important for humans, or should it also be considered when deciding on the right environment for our horses? Read Anna Volkmann’s fascinating perspective on this issue in this post.
Winter is probably the older horse’s toughest season. In this two-part blog post, Dr. Clair Thunes explains why this is the case and offers some advice on helping your senior through this season.
Meghan Brady of Equine Solutions discusses the importance of relaxation in both horse and rider and how it can lead to improved performance and soundness.
In this first part of a three-part blog post, Katja Porenta EEBW, explains how taking a few minutes to give some attention to some small muscles after a dental check up can help your horse experience less discomfort and recover faster.
Part 1 may be accessed by everyone; parts 2 and 3 are open to everyone signed up to the Equitopia membership program.
Horses are very sensitive to the slightest changes in our voice, body, weight and even our muscle tone and breathing. In this first of a two-part blog post, Alja Kisilak discusses how to teach horses to change direction, slow down, stop, and perform other behaviors simply by adjusting our body and breathing.
Just like people, a horse may be either right or left “handed”. In quadrupeds this is known as forelimb dominance or laterality. In this post, Ann Ramsey explains why knowing your horse’s forelimb dominance will help explain his overall posture and behavior patterns.
Equitopia clinics aren’t just sessions with a trainer – they involve a team of experts working together to enable each horse and rider to reach their full potential. If you feel you’re not getting the best results for you and your horse – this post might be just what you need.