I would like to know just the pros and cons of each.This is my first year getting any kind of snow tires put on my 2001 Mazda 626 (front wheel drive) and also my first time driving in snow.It takes me about 20 minutes to get to work and my street and some streets in the town I work in are poorly shoveled and plowed, there are hard packs of snow and ice in the road and I can't keep missing work and being unpaid.I heard that the pros of studded are that they can get thru any type of winter condition while the cons state that they are noisy and can damage the road.The pros of studless are they can get thru snowy areas and are not as noisy as the studded and the cons being they can't get through what the studded can.any suggestions??
If everything is physically ok with your horse then you have to accept he is bored, unmotivated and defiant. It may take a while but you need to get into groundwork that will change his attitude into interested, motivated and willing! Learn the basic natural horsemanship games and check out the Parelli Horsenality types to see how to get a horse like this motivated. Also give him a break from training and make your rides fun - go out on a trail, try some natural obstacles like going up and down slopes and jumping fallen logs; ride bareback, bitless - anything that is different from the dressage and jumping that he finds so dull. If he is defiant enough to kick out at the whip - which is his way of saying 'get lost I don't care' - then spurs could well make him worse. Putting in the time and energy to change his attitude is a much better solution than resorting to more force and much more interesting for both of you!
Wow, Other safety equipment includes gloves, because it stings a little when hit in the hands, as well as a hat or balaclava to protect your whole head, however none of that is required.