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Horses and Humans in Winter

Winter can bring the doldrums even to our horses. In their natural environment, the air gets colder, the ground gets harder, food gets scarcer, and predators get hungrier. Like us, sometimes they just don’t…


In 1996 I participated in a three-day self-awareness workshop. It was enormously helpful and quite enlightening. One of many concepts I learned made a huge…

Holidays and Horses

It’s the holiday season: families, friends, eating, travel, reflection, spirituality, and gifts. Before running out to buy the new iPhone or that GAP gift certificate, I’d like…

Horses, Humans, and Healing

By Tim Hayes I am proud and deeply grateful to share with Equine Journal and it’s readers that after it’s first year as a best selling hardcover, St. Martin’s Press has just published the paperback edition of my book Riding…

4 Reasons A Horse Says "No!"

  By Tim Hayes The most asked question in the equine world is, “Why does my horse sometimes refuse to do what I ask him to do?”  No matter what situation is occurring, the problem is always some form of horse…

Buying A Horse

By Tim Hayes Of all the major decisions people are faced with—getting married, having children, buying a house, buying a car, changing jobs or getting divorced—buying a horse, unless you are a professional horse trainer or have years of horsemanship…

Getting Hurt By Gentle Horses

A gentle horse acting naturally.   By Tim Hayes If you’re alive, at some time in your life you will most likely get hurt. If you interact with horses consistently you are not only likely to get hurt, you are…

How and Why Horses Help Our Children

Photo courtesy of Cher Feitelberg By Tim Hayes Throughout human history, people have loved owned, and ridden horses. Horses fascinate us; they silently speak to our hearts. However in the last few years, something new, and quite extraordinary, has been discovered…

In This Issue

- Discussing the Blood Rule
- A Look at Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds in Eventing
- Canter Pirouette Training Tips
- Solve Three Common Sport Horse Problems

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