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New Horse Hoof Care Book

The new book “Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles: A Step by Step Guide to the Basics” by Lydia Nevzorova is now available to purchase. Nevzorov Haute Ecole hoof care is the most sound, simple and affordable method explained in an easy and comprehensive step by step guide with over 600 color photos. The book was written for the students of Nevzorov Haute Ecole but can readily be used by every horse owner who wants to trim his or her own horse. It is recommended for the novice as well as experienced trimmers. This book is the translation of the popular Russian book, Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles by Lydia Nevzorova, which continues the Nevzorov Haute Ecole series on Equine Management which includes volumes on stable setup, hoof care, blanketing and more. This insightful series offers a revolutionary approach to horse keeping in a handy format brimming with valuable knowledge in an easy-to-remember fashion. Lydia Nevzorova imparts her wisdom and experience in a friendly conversational style that appeals to all levels of horse people. This peerless atlas of equine management is an asset to every horse owner’s library. • professional advice • 600 comprehensive color photos with detailed comments […]
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Are you causing agony to others?

Are Your Actions Causing Unspeakable Agony to Others? By Amber Williams “NO!” you say rather indignantly.  “I gave more than I could even afford in church last Sunday.  I stayed up all night with a sick relative to ease his pain, and then went to work at eight am.  I left a huge tip for a waitress who was kind of a grouch, and I was honest enough to give back the extra ten dollars when she made a mistake in giving me my change.  I make a point of smiling at strangers in the hope of brightening their day in some small way!” I’M A KIND, CONSIDERATE AND GIVING PERSON!!!” Bad Karma Well, what if I could prove that you ARE the cause of horrendous, unnecessary torture to others, possibly directly damaging your mind and body in the process as well.  What kind of terrible Karma would that mean you’re building?  For your protection, read on… We Are Not Alone There’s a great deal of speculation these days about the existence of life on other planets. The idea of other intelligent species, from a distant galaxy making contact with us is somewhat exciting, romantic and perhaps even a little […]
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SEO Keyword Tips for Websites

When internet business owners create their websites, they try to optimize their page contents, aiming to drive traffic to it. That is why they look for suitable effective keywords, which help their websites to become highly ranked in the search engines. But it is not so easy, as it seems. Google checks everything very thoroughly, and if your content isn’t pithy and relevant to the public, you won’t reach top results. I offer you a few tips, which can help to optimize your page content.   Page must be neither too long nor too short. Don’t use more than 1000 words, not less 500. If the content is small in size, there is a great risk in not satisfying the public’s demands. Many questions won’t be answered in full. If it is too long, users can flounder in the flow of information. Besides, it is very tediously to read long strings of texts and it takes time to extract its meanings. That is why you should find a middle ground in order to tickle the public’s fancy. Repeat primary and secondary keywords a few times in your content. Primary words should be repeated more often than secondary ones. These things […]
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Horsewoman’s Journey into Inventing a Better Horse Cooler

The Story of a Minnesota Horsewoman’s Journey into Inventing and Business and What She Learned Along the Way – Guest post by Misty Caston Idea to reality – Creating a Better Drying Equine Blanket Have you ever had an idea that made you say, “Hey, I should invent this!”? Well, I did. And I did! Here is the story of how the WikSmart™ Cooler a horse blanket came to be a real thing and not just an idea. And of the surprising lesson I learned along the way. Drying wet horses – Needed a better way! I have been training horses and teaching lessons in Minnesota for almost 10 years now. One of my least favorite things became waiting around in the freezing cold for the last horse I rode to dry. At one point, I even brought a hair dryer out to the barn to try to speed things up. Of course I’ve tried just about every cooler out there, but the problem was always the same. The horse would never be completely dry. Regardless of what brand of cooler I used, or the material it was made from, two parts of the horse’s body that get the most […]
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7 Goodies for Horse Businesses

Bonnie Marlewski author of 14 horse books is offering seven marketing goodies for horse business owners! If you know of a horse-related business that could benefit from reaching a national audience of horse lovers via live events, national press releases, and positive exposure on multiple websites, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, while helping Therapeutic Riding Centers at the same time, please share this post to them. For all the details and 7 Goodies, visit: http://horsetalesforthesoul.com/8.html. Our goal is to maximize the R.O.I. for our business supporters, while we work together to help make a difference in the lives of so many! The creators of the very popular Seven, Horse Tales for the Soul books and audio books are preparing to release a new book entitled, Horse Tales for the Funny Bone that will be used as a fund raising tool for Therapeutic Riding Centers across the USA and we want to invite a limited number of businesses to join us in this fun and very worthy project. This is a great opportunity for horse-related businesses to be aligned with wonderful, caring organizations on a national stage. Of course, the book will also be available to the general public through Amazon.com, book stores, […]
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Measuring Pain and Distress caused from horse bits

A Method for Measuring Bit-induced Pain and Distress in the Ridden Horse     By the 19th and 20th centuries, when racing jurisdictions and the FEI first drew up competition rules for many disciplines, the horse’s bit had been in daily use since the Bronze Age. As a result, the bit was ‘grandfathered-in’ and no questions were asked. In racing, dressage, and some other disciplines, the bit was made mandatory as it was taken for granted that this common device was also effective. But the fact is that the bit’s time-hallowed status had never been tested.   In July 2013 this changed when Dr. Robert Cook presented the results of the first numerical evaluation of the bit. Data from riders who completed a questionnaire and recorded the improved behavior and performance of 56 horses when switched from bit to bitless seriously questions the validity of the bit. The number of unwanted behaviors in each horse when bitted ranged from 5 to 60 with a median of 32. The number when bitless ranged from zero to 16 with a median of 2. Not less than 94% of unwanted behaviors were caused by the bit.   To read the abstract, text and […]
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New Book Riding Horseback in Purple

Riding Horseback in Purple: Re-Awakening the Dream of Owning a Horse Are you thinking of getting your first horse, or your first horse in many years? Or are you a coach, trainer, breeder or rescue center manager who wants to support your clients as they become more knowledgeable about horse ownership?  If so, this newly published book may be helpful. Riding Horseback in Purple by Alice MacGillivray The book is written by Alice MacGillivray, who bought her first horse a few years ago in her 50s. She spent a long time preparing and immersed herself in learning through self-board arrangements, reading, talking with other owners and taking lessons.  That preparation and learning have paid off and she is gradually building a strong and evolving relationship with her mare, pictured on the book’s cover. “Several people were suggesting a write a book,” Alice explains. “At first I wondered what I could add to the wonderful resources already out there for horsemen and women.  I gradually realized I was in unusual and perhaps valuable position. I know a lot about adult learning and about leadership and about communication.  And I was living the life of the beginner with my horse. There is […]
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