Fergus Facts by Jean Abernethy
You push on it one more time, wobble the hinge back and forth. A little more of the concrete crumbles, but, thank heavens the cinder block wall seems sound enough. You’ve been a life-long horse enthusiast, studying, voraciously to learn all you can. But now it’s time to take the reins, figuratively and literally. With your own place, your own horse, discouragement sets in. You contemplate the notion that re-fastening a steel gate to a concrete block wall is an “equestrian skill.” You’d hoped to be riding at this point in the day…
Horsekeeping is not so much a hobby, as a lifestyle. The rewards are tremendous, however, challenges are unending. New Horizons’ course, EQU 105 lesson 2, is basically a self-evaluation which helps students take a realistic look at what is involved in owning and keeping horses.
The course contains questionnaires that ask the big questions. What is your knowledge-base on nutrition, grooming, tack, safety, equine behavior, barn and fence maintenance? We also present options to having your own horses, on your own place. Sometimes it’s wiser to board at a stable, and be involved with the community of friends therein to learn the ropes. With horse ownership … well, “stuff happens”… and it is heartbreaking to realize a dream and then watch it crumble. New Horizons Equine Education Center wants to help you understand your own capabilities, your support group initially, so that your dream as an equestrian is much more likely to come together and function happily.
For more information, visit www.newhorizonsequine.com