it’s for the horses
it’s for the horses
It’s for the Horses,
Truly is for the horses.
You’ll enjoy stories about their spirituality, communication, emotions, needs, care, connection, health, exercises, housing, foot care and more. This is not a book about riding or training horses. This is a book on my thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how folks might find the joy in doing things for the horse, with the horse’s point of view as the leading guide. It is my hope to help as many people as possible learn to hear the horse, feel their spirit, and in that way help horses and their people everywhere.
A horses advocates musing about their needs, spirit, gifts and care.
JOE CAMP: “I SO STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIS LATEST BOOK, IT’S FOR THE HORSES“
“I believe that things would immediately improve for every horse on this planet if we could affect one simple little change, one tiny little shift in perspective. Dutch Henry believes this as well and that is why I so strongly recommend his latest book, It’s For the Horses. Because if we could convince every horse owner on the planet to make every decision about their horses from the perspective of the horse, then everything would change immediately. Relationship, training and the health and happiness of the horse. Kathleen and I have proven it. Dutch Henry has proven it. And everything he has written in It’s For the Horses will lift you closer and closer to those goals. And closer and closer to your horses. Read it. You will not regret it. Nor will your horses.”
author of the national best-seller, The Soul of a Horse—Life Lessons from the Herd and its Amazon #1 best-selling sequel Born Wild—The Soul of a Horse
DIANE J. SEPT: “ENJOY THE WONDERFUL WAY OF DUTCH HENRY’S WRITING”
“Dutch Henry finds joy as he guides the horse/human relationship closer to and into this space. This project compiles Dutch Henry’s years of experience gathering helpful—sometimes life-altering—exercises for the horse. This ability to help the horse sometimes reciprocates in a life-altering shift in the human. Dutch has found and follows the guidance of horse professionals who honor that which he honors. These exercises are based on the truth of the whole horse—emotional, mental, physical. Enjoy the wonderful way of Dutch Henry’s writing. Enjoy soaking in this supportive way with your horse. Enjoy the shift in you and your horse’s relationship.”
—Diane J. Sept
Connected Riding Senior instructor and owner of Back To Basics Equine Awareness
BOBBIE JO LIEBERMAN: “A REMARKABLE JOURNEY”
“Dutch Henry is on a mission to help people see their horses with new eyes, to listen with new ears, to touch their lives with greater sensitivity and awareness. It has often been said that our horses are our greatest teachers. Dutch Henry, who has opened his heart, mind and soul to the horse, is living proof of that statement. Enjoy the learning as we join Dutch on a remarkable journey.”
—Bobbie Jo Lieberman
Editor-in-Chief, trailBLAZER magazine
The articles below are from the book and other observations of mine over the years in developing a successful relationship with the HORSE.
Please share your experiences in the comment section of the articles
NO SHOES NO STALLS NO GRAIN
Howdy Friends! Horses will get along, as many of them prove over and over again, with less than ideal conditions and treatment. But that does not mean they are happy, healthy or thriving. In my opinion, we owe it to our horses to provide for them with as natural a...
TAKING YOUR HORSE BAREFOOT – SOMETIMES A TOUCHY SUBJECT
Howdy Friends! One uncomfortable thing many folks who have decided to take their horses barefoot face is, peer pressure. They've made the decision based on facts we now know to be true; "No shoe can be applied to a hoof without damage, and health compromises." It can...
HELP YOUR HORSE FIND HER FEET
Howdy Friends! HELP YOUR HORSE FIND HER FEET and BALANCE and CORRECT MOBILITY: When we are reintroducing a horse to correct body carriage, or simply working to reinforce it, this is a great little tool to have in your tool box. A Dog Named Saturday Horses can easily...
CORRECT EQUINE POSTURE MATTERS
Howdy Friends! One reason Correct Equine Posture matters. #1 – Health, longevity, happiness. Okay that’s 3 reasons. I suppose I could list 10 more. But I was looking at a few pictures on FB today of folks happily showing their horses. And as so many times, I saw the...
DON’T DESENSITIZE YOUR HORSE
Howdy Friends! Don't desensitize your horse! We’ve all seen it, owners, trainers or friends working in round pens or rings, with a worried, sometimes terrified horse, waving a bag, a towel or some other object at the horse to “Desensitize the horse.” I understand some...
WHY ARE BAREFOOT TRIMMERS LAMEING HORSES?
Howdy Friends! Recently there seems to a movement to try to reshape the horse’s foot. I understand what the thought is. But friends, it doesn’t work. I’ve seen far too many horses in boots as routine, because the trimming has left the horse tender. That is totally...
THE LAST WILD HORSE IN AMERICA DIED TODAY
Howdy Friends! The last wild horse in America died today. We looked up and they were no more. Just as a few years ago, the Black Rhino in Africa was poached to wild extinction, our own Federal Government will, with reckless abandon and determination, do the same for...
Our Dreams and Memories of Horses We’ve Known
Howdy Friends! Our thoughts of our departed equine partners, I believe, are a connection to their spirits. Not merely memories, though memories are precious, but conduits by which we travel and visit with them again and again. . Friends of days past How often have we...
EASY FUN STRETCHES FOR YOUR HORSE-CARROT STRETCHES
Howdy Friends! "Easy, Fun Stretches For Your Horse—Carrot Stretches." These carrot exercises are for the horse to release in her own comfort zone, with no pressure, no stress. I recommend these for every horse all the time, but they are highly important to restarting...
Why am I a Horse Advocate
Howdy Friends! Why am I a Horse Advocate? A young woman emailed me recently to ask, “I have a personal question: What made you want to be a horse advocate? It's just amazing the work you do!” I responded, “Thanks! ... I do explain why I began to advocate for horses...
it’s for the horses