Doringcourt Horse Boarding Stables

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Longevity and wellness of the horse has largely to do with it’s beginnings.


Water is vital to the equine digestive system. Without adequate amounts of water, horses can’t digest and pass the roughage they eat. They also suffer dramatically from dehydration when working hard in the heat. Without water, horses die quickly. Horses drink from ten to thirty gallons of water a day, depending on how hard they […]

One Being

Horse and rider should be as one. Any discipline should be kept a secret between the two of you. Movements, not words, secure the outcome of your commands.


Horse and Rider

Nothing is more sacred as the bond between horse and rider . . . no other creature can ever become so emotionally close to a human as a horse. When a horse dies, the memory lives on because an enormous part of his owner’s heart, soul, very existence dies also . . . but that […]

Why do horses sleep standing up?

In the wild, when startled or alarmed, animals survive through the flight-or-fight response.  This is the same response that kicks in when someone jumps out from the dark and scares you:  do you throw up your hands to fight, or do you engage your feet and take flight?  Humans, who have been called the ultimate […]

Rising or lowering to the rider

Some competitors buy very advanced horses, then drop them down into Training Level, which is obvious to any experienced observer.  I consider this practice to be unfair to the other competitors, and one that should not rate very high with judges . . . but after a while, even these horses regress to the level […]

A Rider

Everyone who wants justly to call himself, or herself, a rider would ponder the following statement very seriously:  99 percent of all horses have quite a number of bad habits which are commonly put down to disobedience.  And 99 percent of all riders do not understand how to break their horses of such habits. Wilhelm […]

Bob Marley

Some people FEEL the rain . . . others just get wet!!!   Don’t let life’s little distractions keep you from enjoying this great big earth.  This life is short so LIVE IT!!!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.