Debra McDaid
  • 46, Female
  • Ingersoll Ontario
  • Canada

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Baycox- dosage for horses
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Hi I was hoping someone has the correct dosage for giving a horse of the 250 bottle, liquid, how much and how often and so on. I was giving the paste and it was working but customs stopped the…Continue

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Collapsed Nostril
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HiMy horse just got scoped and has a collapsed nostril. I am hoping there is some type of help out there for him. Has anyone had any any experience with this problem and any solutions?Thanks debContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debra McDaid May 12, 2014.

young stb 3 year old for free to good home

There is a young very kind, easy going and good looking stb gelding-- 3 year old, suitable to any disipline, for a school horse, or as a private horse.  This horse is free to a good long term home,…Continue

Started Oct 31, 2011

Easywalker Shoes

Has anyone used easywalker shoes? They are sold in many countries and they are being sold in Canada. I use plastic shoes, but my suplier has gone out of business. I was wondering if anyone had any…Continue

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Started Jun 18, 2010

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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
I was a rider/trainer/coach (english) for many years, then met my husband (a stb trainer/driver), I still rode for a few years, but due to cost and having to go on the road with the stbs to race, I quit showing. I still rode the stbs for fun, and trained a few for other people as riding horses over the years so that they would have a future other than in the kill yard or as menonite horses. We sued the racing commission (in ON) in 1998 and we then left the racing-- and also the horse world until I talked my husband into letting me have one horse. That horse is now a 7 year old stb stallion-- 16.2 1/2 h. bay, 1200-1300 lbs. He was bought to race to pay for himself, and also to then become an event horse for me, and a member of the family. Che has IR, and many health issues, but he IS a memeber of our family, and we love him. He has raced, even though it looked like he never would, and he still might get a few more in-- his future as an eventer is still there. We picked up a gelding (we rescued him, and paid a lot of money to do it). One horse became two with Tattoo (Da Plane Boss) joining the family. Tattoo made us a little money, and went from the horse that we never wanted to the horse that everyone loves. He is 15.3 3/4 h, skinny, a hard keeper with a world of mental issues (he was beaten and abused and almost died on us when we first bought him due to the neglect that he had recieved). He will never be 100% healthy, but he now has attitude, does care whether he lives or not, and loves his life and his family. He can also jump 4 ft. from a dead standstill, is 10, Island Fantasy/Chyenne Mae breeding, with a top flight grandmother from old breeding. He is goofy and we call him 'George' now and again as he like George from Siendfield will run over the top of you if he spooks.
We then bought a 9 year old Trotter, Steel, gelding, 14.3- 15 h if he has his 'trotting' foot length on. Bay, small but mighty, he is a wonderful horse with children, and after a lot of food and tlc he is shinny, and round. He also was beaten before we got him (the guy told us that we needed to do the same to get him to 'race better'.) our answer is that he might not/ or might race for us, but the only beating he gets from us is the the fly swatter to kill flies on him - lol.
I don't know if I can afford to keep Steel, but we will try, he was only supposed to be a short term horse, but as always we love them all. Steel is now 11. When I got back in it we had no intention of racing as a business anymore, so dumping horses is not in the cards if I can help it.
We added Riley to our barn last May, gel. 6 yr old, 17h sharp and elegant super bred he was the best 3 yr in Maine. He will be an amazing eventer with a sweet nature and personality plus.
Tattoo is making a comeback after 2 yrs off, Che will continue to train as a race horse to the bitter end, and Steel is currently racing, but each race is his last if he is not competitive.
Please anyone that is bying a horse consider a stb. They are far more than menonite horses/ race horses and food for dogs and Europeans. I chose this breed because of all they can do. They are not jug heads, they are beautiful, smart, athleatic, quick, versitile, love people, to learn and are dependble, they make great show horses, companions, trail horses, compeitive driving horses, and school horses. They come in all shapes and sizes, and really like many shelter animals appreciate any love and attention they get. They are usually easy keepers, have as a breed few health issues (Che's IR is rare, and Tattoo's ilness was man made.) Please think STB you will not regret it.
Do you have any pets?
Mara - blue merle border collie, Che, Tattoo, and Steel and Riley ... all Stb race horses, fish

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At 9:00am on January 9, 2013, Gary Glaser said…

I came across your page , and if you would like to try something different with your horse or any member of your stable I wanted to introduce myself and my hobby. My name is Gary Glaser and I am the mounted commander of the 9th New York Cavalry and live in Binbrook, Ont. I belong to a group of equine enthusiasts that enjoy living historians and American civil war, we are the 9th NY cavalry. The Ninth New York Cavalry has been reactivated by ain the portrayal of the life of the Federal Horse Soldier. As a group, we participate in living history encampments, re-enactments, and giving informative lectures throughout the year in both Ontario and the U.S. Visit use on the web .

I would like to forward you 2 you tube sites dealing with Civil War re enacting, , the first is well put together, and it is from this past year at a large event in Gettysburg, unfortunately none of our members were at this event, but do know a large number of the riders. The second one is a smaller event held at Upper Canada village, the 9th was the mounted cav. at this event, and this would be a typical small event . If you have any one in your stable that would interest in becoming involved in our group , do not hesitate to contact me at . We are not a stable and are not associated with any stable. We are a not for profit group. Thank You Gary Glaser

At 9:26pm on October 22, 2012, Amanda Burden said…

Hi....I used to help with the SB's for a friend/trainer, as an occassional groom. I do not own a SB..but they are really nice horses and quite versatile.....:-)


At 8:00am on September 19, 2012, Gavin Kearney said…

Tiocfaidh Ar La! Lol Love it!!

Hi Debra,

Its nice to meet you, and thanks for the message. I am from a place called Downpatrick in Co Down. I was in Letterkenny in May for a friend’s wedding and took my Canadian buddy home with me too, he’s a bit of a cowboy so he was fitting in well around Donegal lol

I have been competing for years doing some eventing, working hunter, show jumping, hunting and tatrathlon (running, swimming, shooting and xcountry) The last time I was competing was in May of this year on my 17’3 German warm blood Rocky (I think I have a photo of him up) at home. In Canada I am training a few youngsters and riding western at my friends place, I am just so lucky to be able to have the chance to ride at all and very grateful to my good friend Joe. I have had a few driving horses at home, my brother and father were pretty big into it and my brother has a driving pony which he is breaking in. Anyways that’s enough rambling from me. Hope you well, Go mbeannaí Dia duit agus slan leat.



At 10:06pm on May 27, 2012, Coopersmom_1958 said…

Thanks for the friends add! You have some very gorgeous boys! Thanks for the comment, Cooper is a very good natured guy, a little pushy at times, green owners fault, I am learning everyday.

At 3:31am on March 6, 2012, Cayla Cockerill said…

hey there,

thank you so much for you comment, yea hes ok we had to sell him last year my parents didnt tell me until the deal was done because she knew it would break my heart. At the time we couldnt have him any more as we kept him at a friends place who put the lease up higher and we couldnt affored to keep him any more and at that time we lived in palm beach with no land. We now live on 3 and a half acres and we are now owning two miniature 6 months old fillies, my sister billie has got an piebaled and i have a palomino paint :D there both very stunning and adorable, Benny meant to world to me and it really did leave a hole in my heart i stayed in my bed in my room for a week just crying as he really was my life and the only thing i could live for, in stead of getting a horse again and keeping it close by i got a little maltise x pomaramian male puppy called Harley :D He is very speacil to me and he now make me extreamly happy but now im going to be very busy haha looking after a puppy and my sister filly at 7-8 months and mine 6 months :O lol as i said thank you very much for asking if every thing is ok, im very happy now and i am enjoying every second woth my puppy :)

How are you and your horses going??



At 1:03am on November 12, 2011, Janie Raven said…

Ben our STB is mainly a trail horse for my husband and a companion and friend to Mercury and I call him my family pet as I groom him and spend time with him just don't ride him much as most of my training time is spent on Mercury.

At 1:54pm on August 28, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…
I'm Glad Tattoo recovered from his mishap at the start.  It sure sounds like this horse has HEART!!!
At 11:34am on April 9, 2011, Lucy said…

Hi Debra
Just saw your message- I purchased my standardbred from a summer camp that was looking for him to go to a farm where he would either be an only horse or with a smaller group as he has trouble getting along with other horses and usually ends up getting picked on.  I was looking for a horse that might get along with the cows and so far it has worked out perfectly.

The woman I bought him from received him from his original owners who had raced him. He injured his suspensory ligament and therefore was unfit to race so after about a year of recovery time they gave him to her to turn him into a riding horse (very responsible owners).

He is fits in nicely having no other horses around and just adores the cows. And yes we do have lots of fun together.
was looking at your pics and your standardbred is quite the looker- and very friendly looking guy.

At 11:09pm on March 15, 2011, Amberr Brook said…
Hey, No hes not i was leasing him for a bit. And thanks shes part Lab, golden retriever, german sheperd and bermese mountain dog :p
At 7:23pm on October 26, 2010, Connie Breedveld said…
Hi Deb,
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner,but been busy at work!You know when you are a horse person there is no 9 to 5!
Thanks for your message.Well I knew Hill Top Farm well and didn't know the Towers that well,but know who they are!I was at the farm {forget what it is called now{!not too long ago.Was watching a friend ride in a schooling show there.I am sorry,but don't know what happened to the Towers ect.,but on my next day off I will go to the farm and try to find out what I can and get back to you,ok?
Your colt Che is gorgeous!Hope you don't mind my looking at your photos?I am familiar with Che's breeding.I hope he will recover from his breathing problem and foot problems and goes on for you and races.Good luck!
The farm I work at,My boss has a 2 year old Cam Luck colt who is showing a lot of promise.Any Messages is a great colt,very laid back and him and I have a deep bond as I was there when he was born!
Well Deb,I wish you well with your horses and I will see what I can find out about the towersWould you mind if I friend you?Sounds like we have quite a bit in common!/Till next time,take care & a pat for Che! Connie
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