Since it’s World Mental Health Day, we decided to feature a guest contribution by Dóra Göcze who is not only a horse trainer and multiple APHA European Champion but also a mental trainer.
It’s one of the most discussed topics within the equine industry: how to feed a horse. Lots of opinions, lots of knowledge, very overwhelming for newcomers. In this new series, we try to give you an overview over the most common issues when feeding a horse, starting “at the end of life”, the feeding of senior horses.
As if the Coronavirus wasn’t enough… for about a week, social media has been flooded with news of an EHV-1 outbreak at a big show in Valencia, Spain. Some horses had to be put down and vets were battling to save the lives of the horses remaining. The outbreak brought up a lot of questions – so we figured: Why not let a vet answer them? You were able to ask questions on Instagram – you can find responses given by Dr. Bernadette Bracher, a German vet, here.
In the past, we have frequently covered the topic: caring for athletes – especially our four-legged athletes. The things we covered in the past were nice and “clean” things such as equine physiotherapy or rehabilitation centres. This time, however, we are talking about a topic many find disgusting: leeches. Julia Greb of CrossfitDogs and Horses has answered all the questions surrounding that topic.
Many people might know Franca Bartke as a successful trainer in the All-round industry: Int. DQHA Champion, European Champion, Golden Series Champion – the list goes on. Fewer people might know that Franca has been studying at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne for two years now – this university is the most prestigious school for competitive sports in Germany. Franca has told us about her undergraduate course that features riding as well and how she juggles being a student and a horse trainer.
Riding is a great sport and has many positive sides to it: victories, going for a trail ride, spending a day at barn with friends. If you’re honest, however, many of us experience a lot of negative moments during our riding career as well – some more, some less. It’s all about how you deal with such experiences. In this article, we tell the story of Lea Peters and her horse Cooldressedinvester aka Jerry. Lea says their story is full of positive and negative “I don’t believe that“-moments.
In our series “Caring for Athletes”, we introduce several forms of therapy that can help our equine partners. This time, we have talked to Claudia Wichtmann who is not only a long-time AQHA competitor, but also a certified APM-therapist. APM stands for Acupuncture Massage according to Penzel. Claudia explains how this can be used for horses.
Part II of our new series deals with a technique that has been used more and more in the allround […]
Another topic that was highly requested was — let’s rephrase it — the maintenance of show horses. Which is why we are starting another new series that deals with the well-being of our four-legged athletes. Part I is an interview with Stefan Wolfrum who has treated European and German Champions and answers a lot of questions on equine physiotherapy.
Larissa and her fiancé. Picture by: buy-a-picture.de/Roberto Robaldo We all know what we strive most for when showing: looking like […]