Why I will never use traditional methods to tidy a Mane or Tail again

For those of you who have watched my tutorials, you will know I’m a huge fan of creating a neat and tidy look, but by utilising the wonders of our modern world and making life easier and less painful for both myself and the horse. This is not born from laziness, it simply from the empathy of the horse and being an extremely head sore ‘human’ myself. I confessed this once and ended up in a debate one day, with a more traditional horse woman…who simply told me I was ‘humanising’ the horse’s feeling’s and that in no uncertain terms ‘being ridiculous’ This really upset me…..My love of ‘The Horse’ derived from it’s kind and gentle soul, it’s un seeming empathy and it’s ability to care and rehabilitate. I have always aspired to reciprocate this gentleness and somehow repay my debt, hence finding and utilising kinder methods. So I went to find some supporting evidence, to satisfy my own curiosity and there are several studies, containing the same astonishing data, and I think if we educated ourselves more on these matters of welfare, perhaps we’d become more aware of our horse’s needs. All sets of data, were carried out over a […]

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