Sample Our Newsletter From "How Long Should I Ride?," Issue 2, part 1 of our FREE monthly newsletter
Re: horse care book
A person is able to keep his attention span for about 20 minutes before something else enters his head. The coffee pot he left on will come flying into his head. A saddle sore, his wife, something. So the best amount of time to ride a horse is for about 20 minutes, then give yourself a 10 or 15 minute break and ride for 20 minutes again. If you know you're going to work for 20 minutes, then you can focus and stay working hard for 20 minutes. But during that twenty minutes, you want to make something better. Ask yourself "What can I make better?" Find one thing and work to make it better.
"The key to training is to find improvement in what you're doing. That's what keeps you going, what keeps you wanting more. You should never be satisfied with what you've got or what you've done. "Satisfied" is another word for "content" and that's another word for "quitting." Then you can't go any farther. So never be satisfied and you'll find that there's always more to it, there's always more to want.
"Always raise your expectations. The whole time you're riding, you need to be looking for...
Have you ever wondered how to help your new horse make friends in the pasture? How do you live with stallions, or mares in heat, or even proud cut horses? Ever wondered what you can do to make the farriers job easier? What about cribbing, open knees, conditioning older horses and getting back into shape - for you and your horse! We have addressed some of the most troublesome questions many horse owners face.
This book also solves some of the most nagging riding questions: Do you ride your horse facing or alongside traffic? What do you do when a rider falls and how can you make the most of rainy, muddy days?
• Solving Pasture Problems
• Introducing horses to each other
• Living with Stallions
• Cleaning the Sheath
• Getting Along With Mares
• Mares in Heat
• Good Farrier Traits
• Conditioning the Older Horse
• Riding on the Road
• Marking the Trail
• Foul-Weather Riding Tips
• Cooling out
• What Keeps Us Safe?
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