Talking Horses

corey.jpgIs your horse telling you something?  One of the most important things for any horse owner to know is how to read his horse.  Each horse is an individual and will express himself differently.  Although there is the common language the horse speaks, there are always exceptions with each individual.Carrot stetches are very important to assess the suppleness and mood of your horse.  Here you see this mare reaching around in response to a massage on her belly, her head is lowered so she is calm and her ears are soft telling us she is receptive to hearing what her friend has to say.Many people spend hours observing horse behaviour in an effort to understand the dynamic between horses themselves and horses and humans.  As an owner it is critical to spend time on the ground with your horse as much as in the saddle.