Some Helpful Links
Natural Horsemanship Equine Rhythm Beads
Rhythm-n-Beads is your source for unique, high quality, designer equine rhythm beads!
'Equine Rhythm Beads', also known as speed beads, bear bells, horse necklace, cadence beads or horse beads, not only enhance the natural beauty of your horse, they create an auditory learning experience and are a valuable training aid used to improve performance and are quickly gaining recognition & wholehearted support from jumpers, gaited horse riders, endurance riders, dressage riders, trail riders, barrel racers & horse trainers of all breeds & disciplines around the world.
Rhythm Beads encourage your horse to follow a rhythm or cadence, much like a musician to a metronome through timed beats. The soft jingle of the brass bells accentuates the rhythm of horse's gaits, which is useful for adjusting the tempo/rhythm of the horse's movements. The bells help the rider pick up the correct diagonal and detect whether they are cantering/loping on the correct lead.
Rhythm beads are an excellent resource for all riding disciplines, including training and desensitizing young horses. On the trail, the bells are useful for alerting both wildlife and other riders that you are approaching. The subtle and soothing jingle of the bells create a 'white noise' effectively blocking distractions in the arena or on the trail.
Also known as 'Speed Beads', rhythm beads have been used to encourage a faster and harder pace for speed events.
Rhythm Beads….'helping horses and riders get in rhythm'.
(Just FYI, we're using beads on Hershey, to help his blind buddy Brave keep track of him)
is a company I recently discovered, and from whom I purchased a specially developed supplement to help Corazon in her recovery. So far, I can tell you their supplements smell fabulous and the three horses I offered a handful to scarfed them up! Check out their site - lots of interesting stuff there.
America's "Everything Horse" Directory
The Southern California Equestrian Directory
Best of Horses
This next is a frightening site, about the slaughter issue, enter at your own risk www.SaveDaHorses.org
Winnie's Organic Animal Products
Possibly the best horse treat available today. You can't get it in stores - it's freshly made from human grade ingredients and shipped directly. Not only do all horses love it, but it's good for them too! Try it, your horse will like it! www.GetChia.comwww.EquineChia.com
This wonderful supplement has been of great help to The Golden Carrot horses, as well as myself. Please read about Chia on the website. In particular, I've found it to be of invaluable help in dropping weight from my fat ponies, and in controlling cranky mares, and those horses who are restless and figety in their stalls. The horses eat it up!
Go to this site THROUGH the www.iGive.com
purchase your horse or dog and cat supplies, and a percentage of your purchase goes to TGC.
I use this site all the time - prices are great!
Horse Welfare Organizations
is a site devoted to the protection of wild horses and burros
Title: American Horseback Riding Camps Directory
Description: A directory of horseback riding camps in United States that are systematically categorized in major states and cities in the country.
If you e-Bay, and would like to help the horses of The Golden Carrot, we are registered with MissionFish, the charitable arm of e-Bay. Look for our listing, and designate TGC as a beneficiary of a portion of your profit when you sell online!
There is always more to know - keep learning!
Centered Riding, by Sally Swift
Centered Riding 2, by Sally Swift
Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse, Jean-Marie Denoix and Jean-Pierre Pailloux
The Lame Horse, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment, Dr. James R. Rooney
The Tellington TTouch, Linda Tellington-Jones with Sybil Taylor
Amateur Horseman's Theory and Practical Textbook, Margaret Clarke
Basic Horsemanship, English and Western, Eleanor F. Prince and Gaydel M. Collier
Hands-On Senior Horse Care, Karen E.N. Hayes, DVM and Sue Copeland
Understanding The Older Horse, Robert E. Holand, DVM
Horses are Made to be Horses, Franz Mairinger
Horse Care Tips from A-Z, Equus Reference guide
Investigating Lameness Equus Stable Reference guide
There are No Problem Horses, only problem riders (Mary Twelveponies)
Horse Structure and Movement, Smythe & Goody, revised by Peter Gray MVB MRCVS