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Are You a Rider or a Trainer?

April 2018 by Elizabeth VanRoss,

Humans have loved horses and their movement since the time of the Lascaux cave paintings of the Ice Age. But, the question I would like to ask is: Have horses loved humans?

I’ve spent 40 years in the horse industry in different countries. From mucking out, grooming, tacking up, riding and competing to finally, in the last 20 years, becoming an equine rehabilitation professional, it has been a long and sometimes difficult road. 

While I’ve never had the interest or the means to become an Olympic champion, I’ve watched and treated many performance horses in mental and physical pain. My aim has always been to find a way to stop both physical and mental pain in horses, and to improve the experience of human-horse interactions.