Images © Ramón Casares Fine Art Photography, Polo

What makes a great polo pony?

Partnership:  Spending meaningful time with your horse creates a bond that will achieve an even greater performance on the field. 'Without good horses, you are nothing, in polo, it's 70%  horse, 30% rider. And I have the best horses.' ~ Adolfo Cambiaso The best polo ponies are responsive, even intuitive, and have a calm disposition that… Continue reading What makes a great polo pony?

Images © Ramón Casares Fine Art Photography

Video: Why 3-ring gag bits & low drop nosebands cause pain

A new video by non-profit equine education organization Equitopia on avoiding pain for horses when fitting bridles is a must watch for all riders.  The video explores 5 areas of facial pain caused by the bridle and see which areas of your horse's face you need to avoid putting pressure on. Why drop nosebands should be… Continue reading Video: Why 3-ring gag bits & low drop nosebands cause pain

Equine Psychology & Behaviour, Horses

War Horses: Help for Heroes through EAP

The healing power of horses - how horses can help our war heroes and suffered of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Horses are prey animals, and, like those who have been to war, rely on their heightened senses for survival.  They react to and mirror the emotions of clients directly, without words.  Horses respond negatively to negative emotions.  They respond positively to positive emotions, and they have no ulterior motives. Equine-Empathy.com