In this post Wendy Murdoch looks at the importance of the core in riding. Which is more important – core strength or core stability?
This is the fourth post in a series on the subject of compassionate training. Dr Karin Leibbrandt explains why vertical balance is needed for correct lateral flexion.
Videos of horses with “funny” behavior often go viral on the internet. In this post, Georgie Welge discusses how a horse’s nervous system may explain these behaviors, and why understanding them helps us to make better training decisions.
Some trainers believe horses would have a ‘leader’ naturally within the herd, and much of their training methods are based on this belief. Justine Harrison – certified horse behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants writes about why this is not necessarily true.
Hana Drahošová, from the Czech Republic is currently working as an IT Consultant, but hopes to become a professional saddle fitter in the near future.
Hana attended one of Equitopia’s basic six-day training courses and has documented her experience from a participant’s perspective through a 4-part blog. This is part 2.
Equitopia’s Saddle fitter from the UK, Georgie Welge, is one of founders of Master Saddle Fitters International (MSFI) and has worked as a saddle fitter for more than 12 years.
In this post, she explains why rub marks may appear under your horse’s saddle.
Hana Drahošová, from the Czech Republic is currently working as an IT Consultant, but hopes to become a professional saddle fitter in the near future. Since she bought her own Czech warmblood mare Safira, in 2016, she realized that she needed to make a lot of decisions that she had never had to deal with with rented horses. She started to look for information abroad, because of the lack of reliable sources in the Czech Republic. In that time she realized how much useful information was unavaliable to many Czech horse-peoplee, so she decided to set up her own project with a website: http://www.konecesky.cz/(translation: HorsesInCzechLanguage ) where she translates foreign videos and articles that she thinks are worth sharing.
Hana has a team of translators (4 girls including herself),
Hana has attended one of Equitopia’s basic six-day training courses and has documented her experience from a participant’s perspective through a 4-part blog.
Horses are athletes and making sure their bodies are working optimally can be tricky. In this blog post, equine bodyworker, Katja Porenta, writes about the importance of keeping an eye on your horse’s muscles to spot any potential issues before they become serious.
Dr Vanessa G.B. Rood, DVM, looks at how to hasten healing of some common wounds. This is the first of a two-part blog post, written by doctor of veterinary medicine, Dr Vanessa G.B. Rood, DVM (formerly Vanessa Gant Bradley). Vanessa emphasized in equine medicine at UC Davis and was the recipient of the elite Hiscox/AAEP Equine Scholarship for equine health and welfare. She completed an Emergency & Sport horse fellowship at Peninsula Equine Medical Center, and has 30 years of equine experience. She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.