I've read this whole thread because I've been owned by Dobies for more than 25 years now. They are great schutzhund dogs and I love to compete in schutzhund, so I've always had Dobies and GSDs. The only Dobie I've ever had that had health issues was our rescue girl. She has so many fatty...
Gee, I missed a lot this last month. Been on the injured list since September 10 and I think this is my first time back. Just gotta say "our" Katie girl is looking fantastic! Happy Birthday, sweetie!
First off, you need to FEEL which lead you are in, not look. This is generally very easy. Your own hips should tell you. As you canter/lope around the arena, which one of your hips feels like it is moving ahead of the other? THAT's the lead your horse is using.
The best way I...
...when the ER doctor tells you you've just had a heart attack and you say, "I can't have a heart attack now--I've got to finish feeding the horses!"
Yep. I really said that!!!
Rusty (who survived in spite of himself!)
This is something to think long and hard about. Keeping horses is rarely convenient. I started keeping horses while I was in the Marine Corps. Many a time I was sore, tired, and hurting but my horses got fed and cared for just as thoroughly as the days when I felt fine. I missed...