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Over 20 years experience in the horse industry, from working on farms to owning and breeding my own horses. Have been involved with Code Enforcement and NFPA Standard development for the past 7 years. I am also involved in the Fire Service, both volunter and professionally, for a total of 20+ years.
Past - NFPA, current, Easy Street Horse Rescue (Board of Directors)
Multiple National Certifications in the Fire Service, including Fire Service Instructor, Fire Investigator Level 1, Hazardous Materials Technician; and I am curently close to the completion of my AS in Fire Science Technology. Over 20 years experience working with horses both personally and professionally, currently owner of 2 Paso Fino horses.
I believe you never stop learning, and things are not always black and white. Oftentimes you have to learn to think outside of the box when it comes to dealing with animals/livestock and the situations they can get themselves in to.
Hi, actually, the way a bit such as a snaffle works is to put pressure on the bars of the mouth, along the jaw, and on the roof of the mouth not the tongue. Think of the bit working like a nut cracker
Stumbling its not a normal part of a horse moving forward. It can be caused by hooves that are to long, physical injury, too large a rider, there are many possible causes. If a horse stumbles often,
A horse will react that way for different reasons. It could be she is telling you she doesn't want to do what you are asking of her, or you could be hurting her. In general it sounds like she doesn't
Lunge lines are longer than a regular lead line. They can be made from different materials, from cotton to nylon to leather- a lot depends on what region you are in and what is commonly available and
It is hard to tell from the picture. A healthy coat will shine, and your friend can help with that by making sure the horse gets proper nutrition and has good weigh on it. Brushing regularly will also
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