Yes, I Will Tell Your Child Off

I am reluctant to ever get involved in parenting conversations with friends and family. Partially because it’s really none of my business, but mostly because I know A/ how difficult it is raising a small person at all and just keeping those little buggers alive B/ there is nothing more annoying than getting “advice” from a know-it-all with no personal experience.

The Nervous, Anxious, Spooky, Reactive Horse- Part 3

Understanding the Worry Cup The final part of this series from Shelley Appleton: I am now going to provide a short description of each category but please make sure you consider each of these dimensions of stress in each individual horse as a worry cup can be clog up with more than one type of stress and to address the problem you may need to target more than one issue. (If you missed them, click here for Part 1 and Part 2) 4) Frustrations & Desires This aspect elaborates on from a horse’s thoughts and feelings existing at the root…

5 Things Successful Dog Pros Do

What makes the difference between dog businesses that thrive and those that only survive? Here are the top 5 things we teach our clients to do: 1 Actively market If you’re not willing to market your business, you’re running the race with your shoelaces tied together. These days people have lots of dog businesses to choose from; if they don’t know you’re there, they can’t choose you.

The Nervous, Anxious, Spooky, Reactive Horse- Part 2

Understanding the Worry Cup Part 2 of this series from Shelley Appleton: I am now going to provide a short description of each category but please make sure you consider each of these dimensions of stress in each individual horse as a worry cup can be clog up with more than one type of stress and to address the problem you may need to target more than one issue. 2) Lack of Trust or Obedience or both I could write pages and pages on this issue and this sits at number #2 worry to discuss regarding the worry cup because…

The Nervous, Anxious, Spooky, Reactive Horse- Part 1

Understanding the Worry Cup I have always loved horses and have spent the majority of my life surrounded by them. But it is only in the last few years that I have actually started to understand the horse and its behaviour. I believe the reason for this is that horses are not intuitive and neither is the way we train them. We tend to get wrapped up in traditional practices and misconception about them that further complicates things. In fact my life up until 5 years ago is evidence that you can love, own horses and even compete horses in…

Sponsorship- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Pt 2

Last week we discussed some of the pitfalls and potential in seeking or providing sponsorship. A couple of comments on the facebook page post sharing this article went along the lines of “I hope not too many local businesses read this, or we’ll never get sponsorship for our next show”. I’m not going to apologise for writing that article, because it’s based on the cold hard reality of business. What I will do in this article, and the 3rd part is to demonstrate to you if you are an event organiser or an individual looking for sponsorships that there is…