First, she pays attention to the horses’ daily routines
and has found that they’re usually at the watering trough
in the mornings and evenings, which makes them easier to
find and to catch. McDonald and her students also offer
a few honks of the horn to let the horses know they’re
arriving. Once they arrive, they make several mounds of
hay and then have horse cookies to hand out.
“We feed them hay, have cookies or grain, and we go
out and pet them and leave,” McDonald says. “That way,
whenever we come out there, they know we have food.
We feed them every time.”
Sometimes they catch them for riding, other times they
just feed them and visit with them. The hay helps keep
the horses from mobbing the humans, and when they give
cookies, they stand with their backs to the truck or horse
trailer to avoid having horses come up from all sides.
They also make sure all this takes place away from the
pasture fencing to avoid crowding or any accidents.
With patience and practice catching your horse for more
than just riding, you’ll soon have a willing partner.
MICAELA MYERS is the author of The Horse Illustrated Guide to Trail
Riding and KNACK Leg and Hoof Care for Horses.
GutWerks offers a super-concentrated boost of our popular
probiotic/prebiotic package along with premium quality
yeast culture and live cell yeast! Our probiotics, prebiotics and
live yeast cultures have been selected for performance, viability and
stability when mixed in feed--they'll be there when you need them.
Each two ( 2) ounce serving of Gut Werks will provide over 20 billion CFU of live, naturally-
occurring, beneficial microorganisms and 50 billion live Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast
cells. Gut Werks also includes our prebiotic package (mannanoligosaccharides and
fructooligosaccharides), all on a super-palatable Diamond V yeast culture base.
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Active Yeast
plus Yeast Culture
Free Shipping in Contiguous U.S.
Order Online at: www.horsetech.com
Order by Phone at: (800) 831-3309 Email: email@example.com
Spend some time
petting your horse.