Month: January 2020

Is Your Horse Worth his Salt?

The ancient Greeks traded salt for slaves – hence the saying “worth his salt”.
Early Roman soldiers were partially paid in salt (salarium argentum, which is where the word “salary” originated).
A severe salt deficiency can cause your horse to die.
Napoleon had thousands of soldiers die during his retreat from Moscow when wounds would not heal due to a “salt deficiency”.

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Wait!

In this day and age of “instant” everything, it’s hard to do, especially when you’re training a young horse, or even an older horse for that matter.

It’s easy to get excited; everything is now or soon. There are show classes for weanlings, yearlings, two-year-old futurities and derbies for three-year-olds. And time flies when you are having fun.

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