There are so many things that can affect your horse’s behaviour.
One of the big ones I talked about in my ebook ‘My Horse is Lazy, My Horse is Crazy’ is pain! When your horse is in pain, his behaviour will change.
And it may become anxious and difficult, or it may be that your horse shuts down a bit and seems flat or lazy.
A leading cause of pain in horses is gastric ulcers. So I wanted to share this video with you to show you why you should never ride your horse on an empty stomach.
I use milk bottles, red food dye and some alfalfa/lucerne chaff to bring your horse’s stomach outside his body, so you can actually SEE what happens when you ride on an empty stomach.
And I am ably assisted (some may call it annoyed, or impeded, he thinks it’s ‘loved’) by my big buddy Poet… if nothing else, his antics and yawning half way through will give you something to laugh at! He is actually a good demonstration of why I don’t use treats, I gave him 2 bits of carrot and all he wants is more!
Enjoy! I hope it helps you to understand why we are so big on giving your horse hay before you ride!
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