Friday, September 26, 2008


"The more you use your reins, the less they use their brains."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Glide Ride

A smooth ride on a Missouri Fox Trotter; a natural gait. This mare is the ONLY cremello dominant Curly MFT in the

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Barefoot Gaited Horses

There are three valid reasons to use horseshoes:

[] Protection (rocky terrain, fast hoof wear)

[] Traction

[] Therapeutic / medical reasons

Otherwise, your horse may be healthier barefoot.

Shoes are also used to alter gait, but that, in our opinion, is not a valid reason to use shoes, and there may be much more negative impact on the horse in using shoes for that reason. The pros may not outweigh the cons.

Above is a hoof diagram which you can use to add to your hard-copy reference book for good horse information, or to put up in the barn. Click onto the picture to view a larger image.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Soring and the Tennesee Walking Horse

See it Through My Eyes is an educational DVD on why soring Gaited Horses is wrong and Inhumane.

See it Through My Eyes is an Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

What Gait / Racking Pony

What gait is this racking pony doing?

Fox Walk

A photo from Steph indicating fox walk: