Monday, August 21, 2006

Horse Education and Horsemanship

Afternoon Sun
by Melinda Dalke
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Palmetto Equine Awareness and Rescue League is a charity dedicated to helping horses. Here are a couple of ways they help.

P.E.A.R.L.® believes it is imperative for people to understand the total responsibility of horse ownership. Equine care takes a lot of time and money. Horses require daily care in order to stay healthy and happy. Those who venture into horse ownership must be aware of this. Purchasing a horse can be relatively cheap. But caring for the horse, including boarding it, feeding it, and giving it veterinary, dental, and blacksmith care, can be relatively expensive. Horse ownership is not a privilege to be taken lightly; rather it should be given as much
consideration as purchasing a home or having children.

This means many things: knowing how to groom and ride, having an understanding of barn management, learning how to "read" a horse to know if it is sick, scared, or excited. P.E.A.R.L.® believes that with proper exposure to horses and ponies, people can learn what good horsemanship takes. Palmetto Equine Awareness and Rescue League believes that it is important to match the correct horse with the appropriate rider for the sake of both rider and horse.

Please click on the link below to visit their site to learn more

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