Brr, Brr, Brr. It’s fall time already. It feels like summer just flew by. But Halloween is around the corner one of my favourite holidays. To my dismay Holland doesn’t celebrate Halloween. Nevertheless, Oslo and I will have to have our own Halloween party!
This time of year, usually horse’s coats get dry. I’ve started to use hemp oil in my horses’ daily mash, and it has made a huge difference. Not only does it help with a shiny coat, it has many other benefits. For example, it has all the Omegas – 3,6,9 – but the biggest thing that sets hemp oil aside from other staple oils like corn oil or flax oil is that hemp oil contains GLA: gamma linolenic acid. The benefit of GLA is that it helps the horses on a cellular level as an anti-inflammatory. It works with the horse’s hind gut and helps towards preventing ulcers. It also provides Vitamin E, and A (as carotene which are important anti-oxidants) minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium phosphorus, iron and zinc and many other health benefits. I notice a big difference in my young horses since they’re using no muscles all the time since they’re just starting work they recover a lot quicker. The best part is hemp oil’s largest producer is Canada!! Naturally Canadian! I highly recommend hemp oil!
I am so happy with how Vitall has just swung back into full time work since his injury. He is going fantastic, the best he has ever gone. I feel like I am on cloud 9 riding him. I am back training almost full time. He got pretty excited when we started doing changes again. He was jumping around like he was just learning them again… Yippee! Work again! Puts a big smile on my face. I am planning to ride a practise competition in November just to get back into the arena.
The young horses are going great. It’s totally different than working with a GP horse, but it is so rewarding in a different way. Every day they make me smile and laugh. I’ve started working all the horses, including VItall, introducing them to trot poles. Vitall is used to them, but the babies are learning. Trot poles have huge benefits. I set them up on a circle about 4-6 poles it keeps the work fun and interesting.
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