Trainer’s Profile: Molly McDaniel of Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare

Trainer’s Profile
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Focusing on the Longevity and Soundness of the Horse Interview by Kim Roe What is the name of your business? Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare, LLC What do you do?  I’m a farrier and I also accept horses and mules for training. I teach lessons (and can provide lesson horses …

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13 Facts About Fly Control for Horses and Cattle

A variety of options are necessary for optimal control Flies can be more than an annoyance – they can even be dangerous, whether impacting a ride with your horse in a single, painful bite or transmitting diseases to horses and cattle.  “Flies are pesky, they’re hard to control. And a …

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Take Julie Goodnight’s Quiz to Learn your Horse’s Skill Set for Training

Find a Horse’s Present Skills to Set the Right Training Goals for the Future SALIDA, Colorado, May 26, 2022—It’s hard to know where you’re going without knowing where you’ve been—and where you are right now⁠. Nothing is more true when it comes to training horses. Julie Goodnight developed a revealing …

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Ask the Expert: Looking for Information on Horse Breeding Behavior

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Q: I’m a student who is having some trouble finding some information if you can help me that would be appreciated! 1. Describe an example of intersexual selection in horse behaviour? 2. Describe behaviours that might change in a mare when it “comes into season” 3. How is the breeding …

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Ask the Expert: How big should a decently sized pasture be for a pony with Cushings Disease?

Q: Hello! My family and I will be moving onto a property that will (hopefully) have enough space to move my pony onto. Though if the property doesn’t come with a pasture and/or lean-to we will be putting one in ourselves. How big should a decently sized pasture be for …

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Ask the Expert: Is there any scientific information regarding stress on horses during wartime?

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Q: Is there any scientific literature regarding the stress effects horses underwent during use in wartime, such as the Civil War? • Andre A: When one thinks about the trauma and suffering horses (as well as people, other livestock, and wildlife) endured during wars throughout the history of mankind it …

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Ask the Expert: Can I Make Treats with Lavender Extract Paste?

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Q: I just got some lavender extract paste can I make horse treats with it? If I can what should I put in them? –Jamie A: Lavender can be used in making horse treats of almost any type you wish. Most horses will like the flavor, though it’s useful to …

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