Protein in a horse’s diet
After water, protein is the most common substance in the horse’s body, from the brain to the hooves. Protein is not only muscle mass. These are enzymes, antibodies, DNA / RNA, hemoglobin, cellular receptors, cytokines, most hormones, connective tissue. Needless to say, protein (aka protein) is a very important component of the diet.
The structure of a protein molecule is so complex that it is amazing how it is digested at all. Continue reading
Did your horse ever run away from you when you tried to catch it in levada? Have you ever lured her to something tasty? Does your horse try to leave you when you are leading it, trying to reach the grass when you don’t want it, and sometimes it seems to you that it is not “with you” at all?
Make the horse catch you, and this will fundamentally change your relationship. Imagine that now your horse is right for you, and not you are trying to catch it. Is it great? Undoubtedly! Continue reading
How to deal with a hot horse?
A hot horse looks like an onion. She has so many layers that need to be explored before we can get to the bottom of the problem. And, if you do not exercise caution, this “onion” can cause us to shed tears.
It takes time and skill to uncover the talent that is hiding inside this crazy clot of energy.
Hot horses are very different in size, exterior, and they release their energy in various ways. One horse can “start” from under you at the slightest pressure of the shankel, the other builds up tension, ready to explode just about. Whatever the hot horse, it can be a real threat to both itself and others. Continue reading
Do you want your horse to become reliable and safe? So that she would agree to walk along bridges and narrow paths with you, cross streams and ditches, enter a horse carrier without unnecessary “questions” and feel calm even in the atmosphere of competition? To do this, you need to gain trust from the horse.
Building trust can be an interesting and easy task – there are many things you can do to gain the trust of your horse, and your exercises will bring pleasure to both you and her. Continue reading
You ride a horse, it suddenly gets scared, then freezes in place, raising its head high and turning its ears back and forth, like antennas. Your heart is pounding, you are tensing to hear what it is listening to, but the moments pass in complete silence and you understand that your horse hears what you do not hear.
Understanding how your horse’s hearing is different from yours and how its reaction to sounds is different from yours can provide valuable information about its behavior. This can help you anticipate and possibly avoid the dangerous horse-eater or reduce the horse’s anxiety in such “noisy” situations, such as competitions. Continue reading