Longevity and wellness of the horse has largely to do with it’s beginnings.
Water is vital to the equine digestive system. Without adequate amounts of water, horses can’t digest and pass the roughage they eat. They also suffer dramatically from dehydration when working hard in the heat. Without water, horses die quickly.
Horses drink from ten to thirty gallons of water a day, depending on how hard they work, what they are eating and the temperature of the air and the water.
Horse and rider should be as one. Any discipline should be kept a secret between the two of you. Movements, not words, secure the outcome of your commands.
Nothing is more sacred as the bond between horse and rider . . . no other creature can ever become so emotionally close to a human as a horse. When a horse dies, the memory lives on because an enormous part of his owner’s heart, soul, very existence dies also . . . but that can never be laid to rest, it is not meant to be . . .
Stephanie M. Thorn