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Companions for your horses

We all feel lonely from time to time and, while your horse probably appreciates your human companionship, he or she will need company of their own for when you’re not there. And, although owning more than one animal can be expensive to maintain, leaving a horse alone can make it likely to partake in pacing, compulsive chewing and other pieces of unruly and bored behavior all related to stress and boredom which can be unhealthy. The situation of the horse without a friend is not dissimilar to that of a lonely human. Inevitably, a horse will become restless, lonely, depressed, despondent, and ultimately unresponsive to its owner given a long enough period without companionship. Just like humans, they’re herd creatures who thrive on the company around them. That’s why it’s important to find your horse a friend, or what is generally referred to as a companion horse, for those regular intervals when you’re not there to keep them company. In doing this, you will find a pet that is less bored both mentally and physically, and you will, therefore, get the most enjoyment out of your time together. Invite another horse owner to share your pasture One potential way to […]
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Temperamental Behavior in Horses

Guess Post by Chuck Mintzlaff  of friendshiptraining.org Our principal responsibility as the mentor/caretaker, the one in charge, the one in control of every aspect of our horse’s life, concerned/caring horse owners and the supposedly more intelligent of the two species must be to always ask WHY before making any judgement of a horse’s actions (or using any type of reactionary punishment to what we consider an improper action that a horse has made). To do otherwise, could very well be considered by some as arrogant, blind abuse of the worst kind that will truly foretell the age-old adage: “You reap what you sow.” Equine Funktionslust is not just an expression. Nor is Total Equine Environmental Enrichment. They are a combined philosophy and way of life that develops not only a day-to-day, practical, highly functional working partnership but also acquiring the optimum levels of an intimate interspecies friendship between the human and equine species. Give them every opportunity possible to enjoy their work without pain, fear or resentment. You will never regret it. For the questions are NOT, “How can I make him DO something?” nor… “How can I make him NOT do something?” The real questions are; “How can I […]
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Bitless Bridle Now Allowed for Dressage Competition

BITLESS DRESSAGE INTEGRATED Although the official press release from the Royal Dutch Federation of Equine Sports, the KNHS, has not come out yet, we, the NVBP (Dutch Club of Bitless Riders) proudly announce that as from April 1st 2014 bitless dressage will be integrated in the regular dressage competition, valid for the first two levels, B (begin) and L (light). So, no longer a separate category with classified judges, but a dressage competition open to bitted and bitless combinations, judged by all qualified jury members. Either bitted or bitless, the result will depend purely on the rider and his or her horse. Thanks to all members of the NVBP we now celebrate this marvelous news. They contributed to this change of the hitherto fixed opinion that bitless dressage was not possible. Of course we fully trust that the possibility for extending this to the next levels of dressage, the M (middle) and Z (advanced), will be realized as soon as sufficient bitless riders have been promoted to level M. For the NVBP this issue is no longer something we have to fight for, it now is up to all riders (in- and outside the NVBP) who want to ride bitless […]
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Horse Clip Art of Arabian Horses

Horse Clip Art – Arabian Horses Arabian art graphics show above are professional horse clip art of Arabian horses that are for sale at Horse-Logos. Sold in sets for web and print use in both vector and raster art image formats. The vector art images are in the print quality sets and are ready for vinyl cutting to make decals, signs, screen printing, and more. The web graphics are for display online for blogs, websites, your social media sites, etc. Here are the links to the Arabian art graphics shown above… Row one: Arab Flag – Arabian horse clip art set Arab Foal – Arabian horse clip art set Arabian horse art graphics – Sweet Roses Row two: Arabian Horse Head 2 – clip art and background set Arabian horse head clip art – Arab Head Elegant Stallion – Arabian horse clip art set Row three: Horse clip art – Arabian horse head – Looking Lovely Horse head silhouette – Elegant Arab – Arabian horse art Moonlight Fury – Arabian horse clip art set Row four: Moonlight Fury 2 – Arabian horse clip art set Powerful Flair – Arabian horse clip art set Raising Elegantly – Arabian horse clip art […]
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New Co-Op Marketing Catalog for Horse Artist and Equine Authors

Equestrian Creatives Working Together to Promote Each Other It just makes sense that YOU would make more sales if you have 20 or more other people in your field promoting you at the same time. So that is why the Co-Op Sales Catalog for Equestrian Authors and Artist was created by Whitehall Publishing. Other industries have been using a co-op marketing strategy for a long time and it is high time horse people consider this form of effective advertising as well. The beauty of a co-op project is that everyone shares the print cost equally and let Whitehall Publishing do the heavy lifting . This way, everyone saves a boatload of money, time, and aggravation and your results are better because you have all those other participants promoting you when they share the free catalog with their customers, family, and friends. 5000 full color sales catalogs will be printed to be distributed in the USA and Canada. As a bonus the entire catalog will also be posted online for a full year so that your tiny, one time investment will keep on making you money month after month for a full twelve months for one low price. Currently there is […]
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Horse Head Clip Art

The image above has samples of my professional horse head graphics that are for sale at Horse-Logos. They come in sets for web and print use, vector and raster art image formats. The vector art images are in the print quality sets and are ready for vinyl cutting to make decals, signs, screen printing, and more. Here are the links to the horse head graphics shown in the above image… Row one: Arabian horse art graphics – Sweet Roses Arabian Horse Head 2 – clip art and background set Arabian horse head clip art – Arab Head Row two: Friesian Horse Clip Art Horse clip art – Arabian horse head – Looking Lovely Horse head clip art – Appaloosa Mare and Foal Set Row three: Horse head clip art set – Appaloosa Mare and Foal 2 Horse head clip art set – Ring of Beauty
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Rearing Horse Clip Art

I have two rearing horse art graphic sets: Touch the Stars – Arabian horse clip art set and Raising Elegantly – Arabian horse clip art set at my site Horse-Logos.com. Both rearing horse graphics are available for web and print use, saved as raster and vector art. The print quality sets have silhouette vector files that are perfect for vinyl cutting for signs, decals, vehicle decals/stickers, screen printing, and more. For an fee I can customize the graphic in whatever color is needed or add text to make a business logo design.
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Best Places in The World To Spot Wild Horses

If you’re a true lover of horses, you don’t just love our domesticated equine friends, you probably adore the more wild animals out there too. Nothing could be more majestic than a wild stallion running free – doesn’t that sound so poetic? If you’d like to see the awe inspiring sight of a herd of wild horses galloping, then maybe you should plan your next holiday around one of the destinations in this list. Some of them might be right on your doorstep, others might require a little trek into nature, but we assure you, it will be a once in a lifetime experience, and well worth it. Make sure you take a camera! We use the term ‘wild’ horses loosely, as most of the horses on this list are actually feral – once domesticated horses that were let loose! They are still extremely beautiful, and many are rare breeds that you might not see anywhere else! See Przewalski’s Horses in Mongolia Przewalski’s horses nearly went extinct as a species, but thanks to a clever captive breeding program, they have once again been released into the wild. You can see these horses in national parks in China, but the horses […]
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Jumping horse clip art

Jumper with Rider – Jumping horse clip art set Jumping horse with rider graphic. A hunter jumper horse graphic with rider in three different colors with six matching web background images. BONUS files with print quality purchase: Four printable scrapbook page patterns 12.25 x 12.25 inches at 300 dpi. Click on image to view set at actual size of web quality images. Click on image to go to sales page and view set at actual size of web quality images and see the other sample images.This horse graphic design is available in both web quality and print quality vector art. You might also want to check out my other Jumping horse clip art set: Graceful Leaper – Jumping horse clip art set
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Name Your Rider to “Cowboy Up” at Pimlico

Imagine: A Thoroughbred trainer has five horses competing in an important event at Pimlico on the same Saturday.  He needs to find four more excellent jockeys to ensure the horses get the best ride possible in the competition. Fairly normal situation, right?  Except these Thoroughbreds chase cows for a living, not the finish wire. Sometimes it really is a matter of the more, the merrier.  And when the Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) asked ranch horse trainer Dale Simanton to bring his full crew ranch and cattle-trained off-track Thoroughbreds to Baltimore for the RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium on October 5 and 6, nobody really thought about who was going to ride them. “That was when we conceived this idea of inviting a group of jockeys to take the mounts on these horses,” said RRTP President, Steuart Pittman. “We can’t imagine anything more fun than having some of America’s most well-known riders taking the reins on this group of ‘cow horses’ for this event.” The event, named “Who Let the Cows Out?”, will pair celebrity jockeys with retired Thoroughbred racehorses from the Gate to Great training program of Newell, South Dakota to compete on the Pimlico track in a […]
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