Arkansas City, Kan., horse trainer Scott Daily worked with a coming 2-year-old dun stallion owned by Barb Hewes of Eskridge, Kan., (center) with assistance from Mike Mikos (left), also of Eskridge, Kan., during a horse training clinic at the recent Topeka Farm Show. (Courtesy photo.)
Training horses like schooling children, clinician emphasizes
By Frank J. Buchman
“Time and patience make the difference.”
That was the emphasis of Scott Daily in the fourth session of the horse training clinics presented again as a feature of the recent Topeka Farm Show.
In a return engagement, the Arkansas City, Kan., horseman added, “Still, some horses take less time than others. This young stallion is a fast learner, but there are horses that take considerably longer to understand what a stranger might be expecting from them.”
Daily admitted, “This colt acted like he was going to be a problem when I first started to catch him this morning, but he’s really coming around quite well.”
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Change insulin resistance to insulin sensitivity
Do you have an overweight horse? Chances are he is insulin resistant. Excess body fat leads to elevate insulin, and blood glucose levels are slow to return to normal. Elevated insulin leads to more body fat storage, which leads to greater insulin resistance, and the vicious cycle continues. Even horses of normal weight can be insulin resistant, exhibited by regional fat deposits along the neck, shoulders, tailhead, and back. These horses are labeled as having “Metabolic Syndrome,” another term for insulin resistance.
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