Spring News from Total Horsemanship
Welcome to Spring at long last, although as I write there seems a backlash of winter in Northern parts of the UK. It has been a long cold winter but now looking forward I’m hoping for a warm Spring and long Summer with lots of quality time to spend with our horses. Even in Australia Dave has had his troubles with the weather, thankfully his livestock and property weren’t too badly effected. My horses have wintered really well, seems they are not so bothered by our UK climes. So I always try to put myself in their hooves when I’m feeling the cold and rushing to get myself back into the warmth of my centrally heated home because it’s different for them; they sometimes don’t need that extra rug or blanket just because we feel the cold. Their coat prepares itself and in fact the more layers we put on our horses the less effective their own coat becomes. Obviously it’s different if you need to clip your horse, but it’s important to always bear in mind that horses are horses and we should treat them as such.
We will shortly be in a position to offer made-to-order ropes and reins of various lengths with a choice of clip attachments as we get lots of request for different lengths of ropes and reins with a varying assortment of clips to suit needs and requirements. We are also trialling some different samples of rope so we can offer a larger selection to people. Whatever happens, we will not compromise on quality in order to produce quantity.
We’ve also increased the range of product available from Equimore including some of the following herbs:
Devils Claw Root Supports joints and is nature's anti-inflammatory.Used to promote healing and also long term for old horses and those with musculoskeletal challenges. 900g bag = £18.50
Chasteberry Nature's hormone balancer, ideal for supporting mares and also has beneficial effects for horses and ponies with cushing's syndrome. 900g bag = £11.50
Rosehips Rich in antioxidant bioflavonoids and vitamins. 1.2kg bag = £21.50
Milk Thistle Seeds Rich in salicylate which support the liver and essential for horses with liver challenges. 900g bag = £11.50
NEW! The Art of Making a California-Style Vaquero Bridle Horse Mike Bridge’s long awaited book on building a California Style Vaquero Bridle Horse. 185 pages from starting the colt, making a hackamore horse, into the two-rein, and finally “straight up” in the bridle. Mike is an internationally known clinician and bridle horseman in the California Vaquero Style with more than fifty five years of making his living on the back of a horse. The California Vaquero Style can be traced to the style of riding brought to Mexico and Southern California from the Iberian peninsula by the Portuguese and Spanish Conquistador who explored these new worlds. It is this link to the Portuguese and Spanish Conquistador that resulted in the similarities in horsemanship of the California Vaquero, the Doma Vaquera of the Iberian peninsula and the French School of Classical Riding. For more information regarding Mike visit http://www.mikebridges.net/Hard backed book 185 pages £62.25 A highly recommended and informative read.
Dave Stuart is due back in the UK in 10 weeks. The 2011 schedule is busy with courses all over the UK. See information below for courses and demonstrations. Spectators are welcome at all courses below. Young Horse Starts The first 2 Young Horse Starts are full. The 3rd one commences 1st August and the 4th commences 5th September. Student Training Weeks There are still a few student training weeks available. Contact me for information regarding pricing and availability.
All necessary information can be found on Dave’s website and you can contact me for any further information. http://www.davidstuart.com.au
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