FHSHealth Archives - Free Heart Stables
The Delicate Balance of Horse Management
February 6th, 2019

All too often I see people locking their horses in stalls with blankets and boots and everything short of bubble wrap. They won’t turn their horse out with a buddy for fear of injury and avoid even individual turnout in the winter. These horses remain clean and free from injury, save the occasional exercise-related injury […]

The Effects of Environment on Training
January 9th, 2019

When I hear about a horse with behavioral or training issues the first thing I ask about is the horse’s environment. Although the behavior certainly requires some training to correct, the first step in any problem solving is to determine the cause. Nine times out of ten I find the cause to be environmental. Horses […]

Equine Sports Massage Therapy
March 29th, 2018

I will admit, I was a little bit leary when I first heard about massage for horses. I mean, I’d never had a massage, why would I pay to have my horse massaged? However, I started to become more interested in massage as part of my journey with my chronically not-quite-right mare, Lucy. I went […]