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The Horse's Advocate Podcast

Jun 16, 2021

Horses are like humans in the way they express themselves as blends of four basic personalities. When working with horses, it is important to understand that we cannot change them just like we cannot change another human. The only one we can change is ourselves.

Once we understand the personality of the horse we are...


Jun 9, 2021

Sleep is something every animal on the planet does including insects, birds, fish, aquatic mammals, you, me and our horses. We humans spend a third of our lives sleeping and in that time we repair and strengthen our health systems. So do our horses but little is known.

 

There seems to be an increase in “narcolepsy”...


Jun 2, 2021

Doc T discusses the portions of the brain responsible for the horses identifying danger, analyzing the threat and then responding to the go / no go for launch into either a fight or running from the area.

 

Understanding the separate locations within the brain and then the connections between them helps to identify...


May 26, 2021

There are 3 very basic classes of medications in horses that I want to describe today to help horse owners understand what they are and why there is a price difference.

 

Legend drugs are the original product protected by patents and are sold under a famous marketed name. These are approved by the FDA to meet...


May 19, 2021

Physics is a collection of laws that control how things work in this world. They have no allegiance to a country, religion or even if you are a plant, animal or mineral. Physics is the rule book by which we all play.

How the laws of physics apply to our horses is something that has intrigued me since about 1978 when I...