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Learning and Growing

When you know better, you do better. Everyone is in a different place in their horse care journey. I am a completely different horse person than when I was younger and I cringe to think of the things I did to horses during that time. I'm trying to keep in mind that we can only reflect and improve our behavior as new knowledge comes to light. However, it's on us to search out new information. 

Lifelong learning is a foundational component to Ardani Farm. We host trainers, lectures, and other events to seek new perspectives and continually improve our horsemanship. 

We are creating a library of knowledge at the farm and encourage boarders and others to borrow books and give us their thoughts upon completing them. 

Have a suggestion for what we should read next? Let me know!

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Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses

This practical book helps you interpret and connect the physical signals that horses display in response to their environment. 

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Essential Hoof Book

This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. 

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The Living Soil
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Centered around the three basic principles of no-till gardening: 1) disturb the soil as little as possible, 2) keep it covered as much as possible, and 3) keep it planted as much as possible. 

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Horse Brain Human Brain

Brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world.

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Connection Training

Connection Training's approach creates the best experience for the horse, based on the science of learning and equine emotions. 

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Braiding Sweetgrass

As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass , Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

What We're Reading

Other Resources

Humble Hoof
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The Humble Hoof – Alicia Harlov is a barefoot trimmer and natural hoofcare provider 

Equiculture
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Just as importantly, traditional horsekeeping was developed for humans not horses and can be detrimental to their mental health and wellbeing. It is time to to look at a more natural way of doing things.

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Whole Horse Podcast is a very fun (and geeky!) listen with amazing guests like Elsa Sinclair, Laura Bird, Lucie Klaassen, Sarah Schlote, Heather Nelson and Josh Nichol. 

MiMer Centre
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MiMer Centre is an international non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in all fields of equine-human interaction.

Evolving Equestrian
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The Evolving Equestrian also seeks to help horse owners by sharing information about equine care and husbandry, because we believe training is only one dimension. We hope to continue evolving and invite you to do the same with us!

Dr. Kellon
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The owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, a nutritional consulting firm which also hosts 16 online courses on nutrition and horse care.

The Ideal Connection
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Increasing your awareness for how horses relate in a herd as well as developing your own awareness of controlling your energy through time and space. 

Do you have a suggestion of a great resource we should follow? Please let me know!

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