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Horse Products 101

Want to get the latest scoop on the best horse products in the industry?Need to find the lowest price on your…Continue

Tags: eventing, best, blog, products, horse

Started Sep 9, 2014

Colonels Smoking Gun "Gunner" euthanized
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A sad day for the reining world yesterday as news of the legendary McQuay Stables "Colonels Smoking Gun" (known widely as simply "Gunner") was euthanized after a battle with laminitis.(…Continue

Tags: reining, mcquay stables, colonels smoking gun, gunner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Greene Aug 27, 2013.

Horse with huge canter - having trouble keeping my leg?
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We recently bought a wonderful new mare, a foundation Quarter Horse. She has VERY large gaits as she is long in the back and has a pretty steep shoulder. I've noticed when loping her (I ride her…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jackie Cochran Jun 27, 2013.

Photographers and designers!
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Hey all -Curious if anyone else here is a photographer or designer? I've just gotten my website and social media accounts up in the past week or so. How do you go about getting site traffic and/or…Continue

Tags: graphic, photo, horse, design, photography

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emma Nov 15, 2014.

 

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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
I am currently a student of Equine Nutrition through the University of Edinburgh. I am pursuing a degree in Equine Management, and currently assist with the management and upkeep of a small working horse farm. I have a deep love for all things equine, and a very inquisitive mind when it comes to understanding equine behaviour and science. I specialise in western disciplines (mostly reining and cow/ranch work), and I have a very deep-seated appreciation for dressage, as well as the connection this discipline creates with horse and rider. I have been training horses on a freelance basis for the last six years, and look forward to training on a more full-time basis in the near future. I'm fairly sure I'm friendly enough, so drop me a line sometime!
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http://www.banksimages.net
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Barn cats named Velvet and Barry, and a plethora of wild birds, red, grey, and WHITE squirrels!

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The Gene Behind Gaitedness

What if learning your horse’s ancestry was as easy as pulling some hair and waiting a couple of weeks? Many places offer genetic testing for several creatures including humans, to establish ancestry and in animals, what breeds they are made up of. What if equine gaitedness was also so easy? Learning…

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Posted on September 9, 2014 at 6:00pm

5 Tips for Buying a Horse

Bringing a new companion into your life is an undoubtedly exciting experience. Whether you're adopting a shelter dog, feeding the neighbourhood cat, or even building a birdhouse so that you can attract wildlife to your backyard, the thought of a new creature appearing in your daily routine is an enticing thought at the least. Bringing a new horse into your life is an even larger endeavour that requires a lot of planning. Here are five of my favourite tips for buying a horse to make…

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Posted on May 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Into the Unknown

Someone asked me to put onto paper what losing the horse racing industry would mean for my family and I. For the first time in my life I struggled to find the words.



I have been around horses my entire life and so has my husband. Both of us are second generation. I was picking out hooves before I could pick out my own clothes. Our 2 1/2 year old daughter and our 1 year old son have too been exposed since birth. Knowing that they have already felt what joy and tranquility these kind… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Horse Book Review: Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

First HarperTorch Paperback Printing: April 2004

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ISBN: 0-06-058027-5…

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Posted on April 18, 2011 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:12pm on August 9, 2013, Dianne Crittenden said…

The two that I drive and called:  Legs (the mare) and Spider (the gelding).  The pairs name is "SpiderLegs"  Perfect as they have 8 legs - LOL

 

At 12:09pm on August 9, 2013, Dianne Crittenden said…

I got into driving after having a MVA with one of my horses.  He made it back to full recovery and I ended up with a bad back and knees.  Anyway after a few years I decided to try drivign the mninis and wish I had done it so much sooner in my life.  Now have too many minis and now wanting to retire.  Just keeping my one riding (passo fino mare) and 5 driving minis for my 4 in hand plus one for a spare.  The rest of them I have for sale.  I retained the best incase I changed my mind but decided enough is enough and going to let them go. 

 

At 9:54pm on May 30, 2013, Horsing Around is Fun said…

I have actually ridden before, but too often due to the lack of equine associated friends, but yes I have ridden before. n_n

At 4:59am on May 10, 2013, Andrioti Katerina said…

Thank you thank you!!!!!!! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

At 9:35am on May 8, 2013, e charlu kent said…

Thank you Ashley.  Storm is a Saddlebred-Arab gelding.  Valentine is Belgian-Paint PMU mare, and Magic is her daughter-unknown father.  Valentine was impregnated at her Foster home( after being rescued from a Canadian PMU ranch) and just 2 years old when she had Magic.  She was the best Mama ever and so young!!  I have had horses of my own for 40 years, and a rider for more than 50 yrs.!!

 

At 8:00am on May 8, 2013, Jeannette Colombo said…

Thank you, Ashley.  I am currently a student at the university of Tennessee, working on certification to become a equine rehabilitation practitioner.  It involves non-invasive modalities to help healing, performance, core, and neurological deficits.  I am a licensed veterinarian technician, and currently working with pups (canines), and I wanted to finish my "bucket list" by working with horses.  My two favorite creatures on this planet!  I have two equine family members ("yard art"), two pups, three cats, and five cows that teach me lessons every day.  So although I don't ride much (time), I like learning all I can about how people spend time with their four-legged partners, and spend my life doing what I love.  Please let me know if I can answer any more questions for you.  I don't get on the computer much, but will get back to you as soon as possible. 

At 1:04am on May 8, 2013, Gary R. Smith said…

Good morning Ashley,

Thank you for your comment, 'Welcome to Barnmice, Gary! :) I hope to see you around Barnmice more! I would love to read your article when you are finished writing it!'

I appreciate your interest in seeing the article. The subject matter is far removed from the world of horses, but the photo of the girl with horse and cat beautifully illustrates 'peace and harmony' in the video poem.

 

It is 'Dawning of the Age of Living Wholeness.'

 

I love to see horses in a pasture, and grew up in a town in the American West, where horsemanship was a part of many people's lives. Yet I never became part of it. I remember dreaming of having a horse, as a young man. Now we live in a small town in Germany. I may not be active on Barnmice, but will always be glad to respond to comments like yours.

At 12:15am on May 8, 2013, Franklin Levinson said…

I am about to go to the UK to teach for a week. I return on the 18th. I will have some time  to respond once I return to Corfu. There are only a handful of horses on Corfu. Keep well and happy horses to you, Franklin

At 7:52am on March 6, 2013, In Classic Fashion said…

Fun! I would love to try an OTSTB! I currently only have my OTTB...which is my true love :)

I love The Morning Feed, I follow them on FB and they follow my OTTB inspired equestrian wear business. They always have great posts!

Well look forward to learning Barnmice and meeting new people! Have a great day!

At 6:42pm on March 2, 2013, M. Garzon said…

Thanks Ashley!  I hope you like it, if you get it :)

 
 
 
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