Monthly Archives: October 2010
Serving up some homemade halloween horse treats that are simply spooktacular.
Many of us in the horse industry are in or will be in supervisory positions where attracting and hiring help will be part of your responsibility. Lanier Cordell, author of Equinomics – The Secret to Making Money in Your Horse Business, recently condensed my long standing advice to equine employers about [...]
ONTARIO EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION
Position:‚ Executive Director
Full-time effective January 1, 2011
The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is the umbrella organization committed to the stewardship of all equine: sport; recreation, welfare and to provide leadership, support to the individuals, associations and industries in Ontario’s horse community.
Reporting to the President, the OEF is seeking [...]
You’ve heard the old saying; “Good fences make good neighbors.” When fences are in good shape, unintended trespass is prevented and neighbors can concentrate on being good neighbors. In employer/employee relations hips, the equivalent to good fences is good boundaries. When employers treat employees as employees should [...]
By Patti Bartsch, Ph.D.
Ridden hard and put away wet! This age old expression brings to mind an image of a horse that worked rigorously and was not properly cared for. You can picture the animal galloping along, doing her job, breathing heavily and working up a lather; then not getting the care that [...]
The most difficult thing to change about an equine employee is their attitude towards the job. If horse industry employees lack skills, they can be taught or acquired. If they have a disability, sometimes accommodations can be made. But, if their attitude is wrong, they are not likely to [...]
Have you ever wondered about what Pat Parelli and the Parelli organization are doing in the equine industry, but have never taken the time to investigate. Check out this CNN interview with Pat. Interviewer Colleen McEdwards gets a Lesson in Natural Horsemanship.
By Patti Bartsch, Ph.D.
As Equestrians, we know a lot about health. Maybe not a lot about human health, but we know a lot about equine health. We know that our horses need a high quality diet in order to look and perform to their potential. We know that diet alone isn’t [...]
We live in an age of email and voice mail. We never seem to have time to “just have a chat” with someone we don’t know. Yet, when we need to screen and assess horse job applicants, a personal conversation is essential. Sometimes when we receive that first telephone [...]
Human beings are fundamentally different from horses. Even though horses are fairly straight forward and relatively uncomplicated beings, it can take us years to understand how they think and why they act the way they do. Many horse people (including me) spend seemingly endless time and energy on learning about [...]