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Why weigh your horse regularly.

Why do we include a weight tape with every Journal???? Many large, professional stables and breeding facilities across all disciplines weigh their horses daily. Weight tells a lot about our horses current state of health, the quality of feeds and/or pasture and can be indicative of possible future changes and issues. A weight pattern can also be helpful information to your vet in their diagnosis of problems. The reality for us horse loving individuals though is that it just isn't practical without access to equine scales and we'll, more time. But it is an extremely worthwhile habit to get into, so as well as including a weight tape with your journals we've provided a monthly weight "check in" to help...

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I started my journal journey mid year.

I had one of those down days today. The event on the weekend didn't quite go how I wished for my horse and I. I couldn't shake the feeling today of failure, of "Maybe I should just quit." It's a crappy feeling. The kind you don't really want to admit having, and don't realllllly mean... but I know I'm not alone in feeling this way with the ups and downs of equestrian life, so I feel like it shouldn't be something anyone should feel ashamed of...including myself #selfpeptalk So, this afternoon I picked my bottom lip up off the ground and decided to start a fresh new Flik Journal for my Teddy. I was two months off finishing the old...

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The horsey life isn't easy.

A horsey life isn't an easy one to choose, but ask any one of us horse loving addicts and we will tell you that we wouldn't change it for ANYTHING!  Horsey make us happy, they make our heart sing, so our true resilience always shines for them.  When you own horses, everything in your life is impacted and it can be ridiculously challenging to achieve your equestrian or pleasure riding goals. It might be a challenge of money, time or even just finding the motivation when the rest of life is so exhausting.  Flik Journals have two sections for goal setting; one for Personal and one for each of your horses. This is because everything we do personally is directly impacted...

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Founder opens Flik!

Flik Equestrian officially opens! "At the Queensland State Endurance Championships this year I really wanted to stand up and give something away at the Pre-Ride talk. I didn't mainly because I didn't want to prolong everyone getting some sleep before midnight. I would have liked to congratulate every single rider, who made it there to that point where you are one of the excited starters in the crowd, vetted in and eagerly awaiting a midnight start. Everyone has their own very unique challenges to conquer in their journey, just to get to that point and whether you get through the actual ride or not, that is a HUGE part of your story and part of your achievements. And I think that...

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Heart Rate Charts - Endurance Journal

The sport of Endurance Horse riding can be pretty tricky. There is a lot to remember in any one moment that is paramount to your horses health, not just during competition, but training and even rest periods. Sometimes decisions need to be made in the moment and it's not easy to put all of the information you need together in your head. Your Flik Equestrian journal allows you to collate information into the one convenient place to aid you in making informed decisions on the path to your next competition. One particular feature is the Heart Rate chart. The horses heart rate in Endurance is used for many things, primarily for an indication of the horses fitness before, during and after competition....

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