For the past several decades, has your life been more about taking care of others than taking care of yourself while your dreams have gathered dust on long forgotten shelves?
Are you at that point in life when you've begun to wonder whether you'll ever find the courage to do all the things you wanted to do someday?
Offering horses as both metaphor and solution to the natural malaise that often rears its head just about the time we blow out that "midlife" birthday candle, this is the book that will help you ask (and answer), "What about my dreams?" and "Is it my turn yet?" and "If not now, when?" and best of all, "If now, how?"
Melinda Folse speaks to those women whose hearts yearn for reconnection at a time when life seems to have run its own course and childhood dreams of playing with horses are only a vague memory. She not only helps you rekindle the possibility of bringing a little equine energy into your life, she also takes you on a gentle journey of small steps to help your childhood passion become a reality.
Learn from the pros! World-Class Grooming for Horses by Cat Hill and Emma Ford—two of the best professional horse grooms in the business—share their tips of the trade. With more than 1,200 color photographs, this is the ultimate horse care guide for riders or owners who wants their horses to look, feel and perform at their best.
The Schockemohle Contoured Jumper Girth has a protective wide belly area with a center carabiner type fastener for training aids. Stainless steel roller buckles with recessed grooves for the buckle tongues make for a bulk-free fit under the leg. This leather jumper girth has two D-rings at the sides.
The Woof Smart Tendon Boot features Poron XRD material in the strike area for superior impact protection. Flexible until subjected to force, Poron XRD instantly forms a protective shield and then resumes its flexible state. This horse boot has breathable neoprene and a vented, flexible PU shell.
Versatile, high-quality Vac's Cotton Turf Knit Bandages make great stable bandages as well as cold water bandages. The No Chew durable hook-and-loop-fastener placement discourages your horse from chewing off them off. Set of four bandages, each 4"W x 9'L.
With clearly designed wall charts, Beyond Horse Massage: Introducing the Masterson Method™ can help you make your horse feel more comfortable and enhance your relationship as a team in the process. USET Equine Massage Therapist Jim Masterson reveals his technique of light and gentle touch and response to the horse’s reactions to help release tension and pain.
The Kentucky® Armadillo Aero Open-Front Elastic Tendon Boot is protective, stylish and well-ventilated. This horse boot is made for comfort and cut for full range of motion. It has a lightweight and tough TPU outer reinforced with D3O® molecules, a perforated neoprene lining, classic looking elasticized straps and intelligent ventilation holes.
The HS KK Ultra Sensogan® Show Jumping Bit helps prevent pressure on the horse’s palate. Sensogan encourages acceptance while retaining its elegant silver color. This show jumping bit has an 18mm mouthpiece and stainless steel cheeks.
The Walsh™ Leather Covered Lead Shank combines comfort for the horse with added control for the handler. The 30" solid brass shank portion of this 8' leather lead is covered in soft leather.
The Herm Sprenger Dynamic RS Sensogan® Universal Bit has an ergonomically shaped 16mm Sensogan mouthpiece and 70mm stainless steel rings.
Dy'on® Blinkers were developed with top European show jumpers to help your horse focus. Made of dark broth leather, they attach to the cheek pieces of your bridle with discreet hook-and-loop closures.
The Veredus® TRC Vento Hind Splint Boot delivers innovative two-way ventilation with cooling airflow to prevent heat build-up against your horse’s leg. Made in Italy, this hind splint boot also offers great protection with a double density shell with anti-shock carbon to absorb impact. It stays in place with VELCRO® brand closure.
Made with the three-layer Tri-zone® system, the Equilibrium Tri-Zone® Impact X-Country Hind Boot has a stud-resistant exterior for great protection. A robust, tear-resistant Rotex outer layer allows heat, moisture and water to escape. The middle layer is a tough, flexible shield that protects the tendons. The inner layer is EVA™ formed into perforated pillows.
The Gina Miles Loose Ring Waterford Bit by Professional’s Choice® features a waterford mouthpiece.
The Stübben 2-in-1 Hunter D-Ring Bit features a 14mm single joint stainless steel mouthpiece. This bit is engineered to be used in two ways for different levels of impact. Altering the way it is used occasionally may help limit desensitization of the horse’s mouth.
Walsh™ Gag Cheeks were designed in collaboration with top riders. These gag cheeks are made of double nylon ropes with American leather ends and stoppers. The design includes a second ring below the buckle to offer a bit more flexibility than traditional rope gag cheeks. Pair.