Author Archives: Lynn Travers

Quirks or vices? Horse behaviour at its most interesting

  Meet Lynn: Besides running my dog grooming business of 35+ years, I’m a 59 year old (EEEK did I say my age out loud! )horse nut and an Adult Amateur Eventer extraordinaire in Area 1 living my equine dream with an amazing horse in the wake of personal loss. Thanks to family and my horse and dog connections, I have gotten through a very hard year. The horse life with all its highs and lows has kept me on my own two feet; as I continue to strive to be the best rider I can be for my horse….

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Horses are therapy

  I’M BACK! For the readers who may have wondered what happened to my articles… They say life is a journey and that you should embrace the roads travels. Well, last March my life was turned upside-down when I suddenly lost my Husband Mark of 25 years. Taken so young at only 59. Besides a comfortable life here in New England, my husband and I bred and showed our Standard Poodles for years together, creating a unique lifestyle. He endured my intense horse life with all its ups and downs, because he knew it made me happy. The shock and…

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Hail to our veterinarians – Without them, equestrians would be screwed

  This week at my barn it occurred to me that we need to take a moment to hail to our veterinarians. For once, the vet call wasn’t for my diva horse and I got to watch from a different angle. We all have our vet stories, maybe more than anyone really wants to listen to. But the veterinarian field is a big part of our equine support system because, without them, we probably wouldn’t be able to do half the stuff we do with our horses. This year the winter up here in the north has been brutal. Single…

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Anthropomorphism in the horse world: Do you treat your horse like a human?

  ANTHROPOMORPHISM: Putting human characteristics on an object or animal, the idea that an animal or object has feelings or characteristics like a human being We horse lovers are ALL guilty of this phenomenon. Heck the whole industry preys on this personification! We dress our horses up in colour-coordinated tack… pads and boots etc. But I believe horses are mostly colour blind, and would a girl horse really care if she was tacked up in blue instead of pink!? And let’s not even talk about the sleezys… even the other horses are embarrassed to see these fashion statements the night…

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Nine MORE crazy important lessons your horse will teach you

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip-flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but at…

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Nine crazy important lessons your horse will teach you

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip-flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but at…

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Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is!

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but…

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All decked out in pink and gearing up for the biggest event of my life

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but…

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So it’s just riding a horse, right? The mental aspect of this sport – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and…

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The bumpy road to my dream ride: Part 2 – Surviving an upgrade

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport! Even though I’m in my late fifties, I still feel like that kid dreaming about horses in my bedroom. Most of the time I can’t believe I’m actually living my dream, but it was not easy getting here and these are the gory details of my journey in the pursuit of my dream ride… The bumpy road to my dream ride: Part 1 –…

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