Getting a Horse to Accept a Farrier

It is relatively common for a young horse to dislike having his feet or legs worked on. Horses are prey animals. It takes a lot of trust for a horse to allow a foot to be picked up as this prevents the horse from running away. Your horse may be used to you and be relaxed when you pick up a foot to clean it but you do represent the pressure around the feet and legs that a farrier will. It is common, particularly for a young horse, to dislike being shod but if the horse hasn’t learned to accept pressure of any kind, he is going to react with fight or flight.



The summer season of trail riding is now in full swing

The summer season of trail riding is now in full swing.  With most schools closed for the summer, people are looking for places to ride their horses.   We have a special event that you, your family and friends might enjoy with their horses.  Even if you do not have a horse, but have some experience riding, we can supply horses.  Over the years, I have always enjoyed combining horse vacations with historical locations.

Shows and Results


The Magnificent Met Mounted Police Return To Olympia, The London International Horse Show

Adding to this year’s stellar line-up of entertainment, the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police will be returning with their breath-taking Activity Ride, a phenomenal demonstration of skill and bravery as they negotiate hazards, portraying complete trust between horse and Officer. Expect horses jumping through a solid paper wall, fire, and many more edge-of-the-seat moments as the horses boldly illustrate their nerves of steel, in perfect formation.

Here is some of the latest equine news!

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