Category Archives: Equine Management

New Saddle Seat Book!

The world of Saddle Seat riding and driving is a bit of an enigma in the horse world. There’s really no other discipline like it. To those not in the “circle of trust” it can seem very mysterious. Finding resources about this discipline is… well, there are very few resources that provide any real insight…

Honest question: Long tails?

I know one thing we all love about Morgans is their ability to grow long manes and tails, but… aren’t the very, very long tails seen in some show horses a safety issue? I got to watch a little bit of the live streaming from OKC, and saw a couple of horses in an equitation…

Temperature Control

In light of the out of control heat across much of the country these days, you might find the following resource helpful. It’s tough to determine sometimes how hot is too hot to work your horse. You have to remember humidity levels should also play a factor in determining how much you and your horse…

Cross-Discipline Shoeing

Unfortunately you don’t see this often, but in theory a Morgan should be able to be competitive in multiple disciplines. I’m curious how you go about shoeing a horse that might go into a Western and SS class at the same show? Do shoe requirements/restrictions that vary across disciplines make it difficult? I suppose in…

Shoeing Question

Can anyone explain to me how to correctly shoe a horse that tends to pitch their foot forward and lead with their heel as they step down and forward at the trot? I know most farriers have their ways of remedying this but I would love to understand the ‘mechanics’ of it.

Looking for apprenticeship

Hi all! This is Emma Nobles. I was hoping to find a farm to apprentice with for a while, learn more about training. Willing to travel, I live in maine. Let me know if you know anything! Sincerely, Emma emnobles@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/enobles1?ref=tn_tnmn

Morgan western shoeing

I am new to the morgan world and have read the usef rules on shoeing,  but I would still like alittle help.  I am center kentucky and would like to find a good farrier that shoes morgans. arabs, saddlebreds.  If anyone knows of good farriers in central ky please let me know.  Also anyone in…

EHV-1 Outbreak

Many of you are probably already aware of this, but for those who haven’t heard there has been an outbreak of the EHV-1 virus.  From a quick web search I haven’t been able to find specifics on how many horses have been affected and what areas of the country, although it seems to have originated…

Morgan Mouths

A few days ago, someone made mention on one of the Western threads about the low palates in Morgans and how that can be problematic in bitting.  I was thinking I’d posted a topic on this at some point in time, but I just did a search and couldn’t find anything.  I like to use…

Equestrian Professional.com – Seminar

Back in August I mentioned an online Financial Planning seminar specifically geared toward those in equine oriented business.  First of all, I know at least one person (leslie) signed up for the event.  Did anyone participate?  What did you think?  Was it beneficial, insightful, helpful, etc? Second of all, the same site, EquestrianProfessional.com, is sponsoring…