Horses - Riding Gear Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:00 GMT The Power of the Horse Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:00 GMT <p> We often share with our friends and others about how comforting our pets were when life just throws a big curve ball at us, but the horse has that extra special feature second to nothing - the ability to carry a passenger about anywhere you want to go. That power can be felt but it can also be life transforming during the ride. <a href="">Riding</a>  is very relaxing, therapeutic, physically beneficial, challenging, competitive, rewarding, and down right fun most of the time ( some days can be a challenge with inclement weather). The positive adjectives are endless to describe the experience of riding, therefore I think we should all just ride a horse right now. And maybe in the process we might even re-event ourselves. My experience in the past was just letting go of everything during the ride and feeling a freedom that other activities did not provide. My mind would be more creative and very uninhibited. An experience that is difficult to put into words so maybe the best term to use is that it makes you feel more youthful. We can all use a dose of that, and that is indeed powerful. One tip to never forget: it is best to ride a well broke horse.</p> Blog:f363f3a6-3c16-437f-8d76-d49fb3098339Post:b1f056f0-c4fd-4446-934e-4f7108ea1b58 Head Protection When Riding Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:43:00 GMT <p> Both the horse and rider should wear or use items for protection. Horse protection gear is used a lot by horse trainers, but they usually do not use a<a href="//" rel="nofollow"> riding helmet</a> themselves. The riding helmet should be a standard piece of equipment at all barns.  Many people think that only kids need to wear a helmet.  In reality, everyone should wear a helmet at all times.  Be sure to have quality helmets in various sizes available at your barn.</p> <p> There are many times that your head gets a pretty good bump when you thought that there was no way that would happen.  If you watch a video on head trauma, your attitude will quickly change because the damage that can happen from even a small horse fall can be major.</p> <p> Head protection is vital, but it is not the only part of the body prone to injuries. The knee, elbow, back, wrist, chest, eyes, and hands are all areas that need protection of some type at different times. Consider protective gear for these areas BEFORE an injury occurs.</p> Blog:f363f3a6-3c16-437f-8d76-d49fb3098339Post:64d1de32-8dab-43dd-95e7-96fa6a3b799d