Saturday, October 25, 2008

Inspiration

I watched "The Miracle of the White Stallions" for the first time last night and was impressed and inspired. The horses performing in the movie, were in some cases, the actual horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, and were working in the movie under the direction of Podhajsky himself. I believe inspiration is very important. It's much easier to work hard and do a good job if you are inspired. Watching someone who knows what they're doing can also help serve as a little reminder that the goal you are trying to achieve is not hopeless.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Horse Whiskers


May I start off with a personal chip on the shoulder. Why do we shave off horse whiskers?? These whiskers serve a very important purpose for the horse. Horses can't see the area in front of their nose. Those whiskers help them sort through their feed and act as their feelers when interacting with their environment and other horses. So please do them a favor and leave them on. I can only compare the removal of a horse's whiskers with cutting off the feeling in your fingers.