Stick-in-the-muds

Why oh why do people – well educated supposedly open-minded people – get so stuck in their ways? Ten to fifteen years ago, if you had built a bright airy riding arena with stalls, 3x3m opening onto a wide gangway, reactions would have been “Wow! Fantastic.” Today, we realize that this is no longer acceptable. […]

Give me a reason to shoe…

This hoof has been propped up and weighted to encourage the “Big Lick” so loved by the Tennessee Walking Horse community

…and I’ll give you two reasons not to. There are so many arguments why a horse should be shod – but really they are all excuses. And there is no excuse for this […]