thecityhorse:

nccmrm97things:

fivegaited:

thecityhorse:

It’s hard to believe this pony was found nearly starved to death in a pasture with a few dead horses and an emaciated heard. 

Its also hard to believe this pony has come so far in such a short time under the training of a 10 year old girl. Of course I help her out and often ride Mulan through things before I allow her but 90% of the ground work and desensitizing was done by B and it’s impressive how well she’s done. Fly spray and cross ties both caused total melt downs and B, with my directions but on her own used constant positive reinforcement and cookies to fix both issues, neither are a problem any more…. now B is working on teaching her to bow. 

I am so happy I’m part of this process.

I love how you teach your students :)

Heard, or herd?

thanks for the grammar check?

How lovely.

willslideforchocolate:

weeee
No, not “Weee”. This is a horse that is being held so tightly it is trying to escape and while trying to escape it’s young rider is being unseated and hanging on to her horse’s mouth making matters much work. It is very painful. 

willslideforchocolate:

weeee

No, not “Weee”. This is a horse that is being held so tightly it is trying to escape and while trying to escape it’s young rider is being unseated and hanging on to her horse’s mouth making matters much work. It is very painful. 

(via transperceneige)

fightingforanimals:

At the end of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, studies show:

  • Between 90% to 100% of the horses will have bleeding lungs, with 56% having the blood pushed up through in their windpipe and in severe cases, out their nose (exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhaging)
  • Approximately 86% will be suffering from stomach ulcers, due to not being given the opportunity to naturally graze and level out their hydrochloric acid secretion which is produced throughout the day in grazing animals. (Race horses are kept in stables up to 22hrs a day and only fed 2-3 times daily.) 
  • Most will end up being killed for dog food at a knackery (horse abattoir) when they are no longer financially viable
  • The horses in the race would’ve been of the roughly 30% bred for the racing industry which “made it”. The remaining 70% would’ve already have been killed, simply because they couldn’t run fast enough or for sustaining an injury from being physiologically pushed too young and/or too hard.


18,000 horses are killed each year as the result of horse racing in Australia.

Please reconsider your support of this industry.

For more info such as citations and references - as well as further truths associated with the industry, check out:
http://www.horseracingkills.com/ 
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

Please help. 

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astheseasonchange:

dressageclassics:

Horse: Borencio

Rider: Emmelie Scholtens

This picture kinda bothers me, on surface it is beautiful but all I can see is resistance, the gaping mouth, tight flash and swishing tail. Not what I would call a comfortable horse.

Horse is pulling in the front, heavy on the forehand, rider is braced against horses mouth, tired and listless eye…So sad this is what we see too often.

astheseasonchange:

theofficialhorseaddict:

Exactly what I thought…:D

I don’t care who you are, if you ride like then I will judge.

My thoughts exactly.

heartofhorselords:

attempting a terre-a-terre

Please someone stop her from doing this to any horse again. 

fairhorsemanship:

NEW ARTICLE ON WELFARE - http://www.fairhorsemanship.com/articles-general/good-welfare-is-more-than-a-shiny-coat/ I thought this was appropriate after the pictures that have been circulating all over facebook of Adelinde Cornelissen who took 4th place in the World Equestrian Games.

Thank you for making and sharing this. 

winddrinkers:

Beijing BHF

(Falcon BHF x Felisha BHF)

Beautiful.

(via naturalequestrian)

vintagequestrian:

Munich 1972 Olympics, individual show jumping medalists.

See you can win and ride a huge course without huge amounts of stuff all over your horses faces and harsh bits.  

(via riding-blind)

thesaddleseattruth:

If you think THIS is natural…

image

then why do you:

  • put yearlings in bitting rigs on the long lines and break 2 year olds into saddle?
  • use heavy shoes and neglect hoof care by allowing crazy high heels and toe flares?
  • deny your horses turnout and space to just be a horse?
  • deny your…