Category Archives: The Equine

In Search of a Saddle – A Trainer’s Perspective

Background Since about 1955, I've been searching for a better way to gain my horse's cooperation, a better way to help him reach his potential, a better way to help him perform with enthusiasm and willingness.  I know that if something hurts me, I don't want to do it and neither does my horse. Effectively…
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Ever Wondered How to Palpate Your Horse?

Ever wondered how to palpate your horse? In this series of videos Cathy Tauer of Hill View Farms, shows you how to perform a full body palpation on your own horse. Palpating your horse before you ride will provide you with a baseline, so that subsequent exams will have something to compare any changes with. …
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What is a Saddle Worth to You?

What is a saddle worth to me... As a consumer I have given this a lot of thought. Having spent thousands on saddles over my lifetime, only to be on the hunt again when the horses I rode changed or their shape changed. Almost 15 years ago I went on the search for the perfect…
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A Look at Horses In Motion

Have you ever sat on the fence looking your horse or a group of horses in motion around the pasture? Have you noticed how their muscles move and flex along their entire body from nose to tail.  Yet many still put rigid trees on this fluid animal.  Saddling our horses over the last few hundred…
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