My horse-related resolutions for 2014

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Ride regularly, and then ride some more

Regular riding is important for my horse’s body and my mind. But at his age (22 this year) we don’t push it too hard. So this year I’d also like to ride some more – with a coach, on another horse. 2014 is the year of the horse after all.

Take notes

I do it for all my client’s horses. Time to start doing it for my own. And not just after a massage – it’s nice to have a record to track what you’re doing when and how it’s working out.

Keep learning

I’m addicted anyway, and really, working with horses it’s pretty much inevitable. I like to make sure I go to at least one horsey research conference a year (not sure yet what it’ll be in 2014), I’ll be continuing with writing articles, and you never know, I might even end up back at school… tbd!

Stay fit

All that extra riding might do it, but my experience is that exercise out of the saddle goes a long way to improving my balance in it. And I just feel better too.


What are your resolutions for 2014?


About Lindsay Day, REMT

Lindsay Day is a Registered Equine Massage Therapist and award-winning writer based in Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of the two-year equine massage therapy program at D'Arcy Lane, and brings to her practice over 20 years experience riding and working with horses. With a strong commitment to promoting the health and welfare of horses through her work, Lindsay uses massage to help horses find ease of movement and comfort in their bodies, so they can feel and perform their best.