“Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- Second Installment

Welcome to the second installment of "Would You Rather?" Equestrian Edition. The questions below come courtesy of the website Horse Nation at https://www.horsenation.com/2015/05/05/equestrian-would-you-rather-spring-edition/. I detailed my own answers to the first five questions in a previous post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/would-you-rather-equestrian-edition-first-installment/. Here I am addressing the last five. Let's get to it. Question #6- Would you rather… Continue reading “Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- Second Installment

Layering: A Simple Obstacle Idea For Use in Small Spaces

For those of you who like to incorporate obstacle work into your rides, you might find your creativity stymied by space. Maybe you have your own backyard-horse property that would fit on a postage stamp. Maybe you have to always share an arena with other boarders. Whatever the case, you just don't have the luxury… Continue reading Layering: A Simple Obstacle Idea For Use in Small Spaces

Book Review: Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses-Recognition and Application

Ever heard of calming signals in dogs? They are not exclusive to canines. According to the book's author, Rachael Draaisma, horses use them too. She notes that horses use these signals to calm themselves and those around them (including humans) in order to reduce stress, avoid conflict and maintain social relationships. Calming signals are ".… Continue reading Book Review: Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses-Recognition and Application

“Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- First Installment

Photo taken from website Befunky I like reading "This or That" and "Would You Rather" questions with an equestrian theme. I came across this previously posted "Would You Rather" edition on Horse Nation at https://www.horsenation.com/2015/05/05/equestrian-would-you-rather-spring-edition/. The Horse Nation post consists of ten questions. For my purposes on The Backyard Horse Blog, I am dividing the… Continue reading “Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- First Installment

Fun Idea From A Fellow Equine Blogger

I got the idea for this post from fellow equine blogger, Reese, and her Horses of the Ozark Hills blog at https://horsesoftheozarkhills.com. Wouldn't that be so cool to go trail riding in the Ozarks? I am jealous! Reese recently designed a fun post about making horse & dog friendly treats at https://horsesoftheozarkhills.com/healthy-treats-for-horses-dogs/. She encouraged her… Continue reading Fun Idea From A Fellow Equine Blogger