Well, another week full of adventures has past! Cold wet winter seems finally past us, and the summer sun seems close at hand. Hopefully everyone reading has had an enjoyable past few days. Now, time to welcome the weekend! Libby and I would like to share with you new discoveries, interesting or innovative products or training approaches we have found, or anything we hold as inspirational or meaningful that we have found in the past week. Enjoy!
Libby found herself in awe of the art of Julie Bender this week. An artist from Atlanta, GA, Julie Bender uses “pyrography”, literally drawing with fire to create beautiful and inspiring horse portraits.
Larissa has installed a “Stable Mirror” in her horse Phantom‘s stall.
Stable mirrors have been shown to reduce or even eliminate stable vices such as weaving, crib biting, or box walking. The horse takes comfort in seeing another horse in the reflection of the mirror and does not seem to become as stressed while in the stall, which can manifest itself in the vices listed above. Larissa will see how this does for Phantom, who often weaves in his stall.
You can read more about stable mirrors here.
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Larissa Cox and Libby Keenan