Karen
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  • Coldwater, ON
  • Canada
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11 Hanoverians die in Barn fire in Orillia
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Heartfelt condolences go out to the Lowrey's and their tragic loss of 10 young Hanoverians and an 8 year old prized mare at Highland farm in Orillia. The early morning blaze on Sunday March 4th…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorothy McDonall Mar 13, 2010.

 

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Horsing Around is Fun commented on Karen's group Paso Fino Lover
"I am new to the Paso Fino breed, I have read a little about them but not much, I need as much information as possible please"
Sep 27, 2013
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Paso Fino Lover

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Feb 3, 2011
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Ontario Equestrian Federation

The OEF Stands for all things equine. It provides education, leadership and support to individuals, associations and businesses in Ontario's horse community. We provide our members with a variety of services, programs and benefits.See More
Aug 12, 2010
Karen replied to Barbara F.'s discussion Barn Cat Killed :(
"Barn cats are worth their weight in gold, or mice, we have currently about 16 plus kittens. No mice though..I started off with two cats that I was quite attached to, but they sadly have disappeared and I am left with all their offspring, and their…"
Jul 8, 2010
Cindy Tipton commented on Karen's group Paso Fino Lover
"Hi Raven, I may be interested in your saddle. Need some pics & info on it, size, gullet width, shirt length. You can e-mail pics & info to tony-cindy@live.com . ThankYou, Cindy"
Jun 30, 2010
Raven commented on Karen's group Paso Fino Lover
"I have a Meseca saddle with crupper, breastcollar, pad, girth and stirrups for sale. If anyone is interested ...please let me know. iceponygoddess@gmail.com Or if you know where I should post/list the saddle, please let me know. Thanks! Raven"
Jun 29, 2010
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Paso Fino Lover

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Jun 29, 2010
Karen commented on Karen's group Paso Fino Lover
"Excellent! I use snaffles on my paso's, they are trained to respond softly and yield laterally to soft pressure. I also practice the wild horse (natural) trim on my guys and don't have any issues with founder, or lack of gait because of…"
Jun 2, 2010
Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez commented on Karen's group Paso Fino Lover
"My only American friend in Miami in the Paso fino business commented, "Things are getting better in the paso breed it seems. Alotta trainers using boots and snaffle bits on their horses!" Paso Fino (World) Spectrum Show was held in Miami…"
Jun 2, 2010
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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
I have loved (been nuts about) horses since I was knee high, but never could persuade my parents to let me partake in any horsey activities. My big break came when I was 15 and we moved and my parents introduced me to an acquaintance that had a barn. What luck, it was even close to my new house and I spent every weekend there, mucking out stalls so that I could ride. That lasted for 3 years, and then I went off to college to become a Registered Nurse. That was 25 years ago and since then I had very little interactions with horses, only a longing. About 6 years ago, my second husband decided to become a horse logger and purchased a team of Belgians, that led to us selling our town' home and purchasing a small hobby farm.. Well you know the saying, once someone finds out you have a barn, you get all kinds of animals given to you, including horses. We now have 7 horses, oodles of barn cats (free, anyone?) and we have to work extra to pay for it all. I am seriously interested in trying Endurance with my Paso Fino's but I'm always stymied by our truck that never seems to run or the trailer, that needs new brakes and tires. Oh well, such is life.
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7 horses, 3 dogs, many barn cats, 8 alpacas

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At 9:20am on August 16, 2010, Melissa Monardo said…
Hi Karen - Thanks for joining the OEF group! Please feel free to use the group to ask questions, post comments, share ideas, etc.
At 1:24pm on September 9, 2009, Ferrous said…
Hi, thanks for the compliment! The black one in the photos is mine (though he is a tad sun-faded at the moment), and the others are his pasture mates. I am quite smitten by Canadians myself... and it seems to be contagious as now my boyfriend wants to get one! Yay! :)
It sounds like you have great horses too. I have a friend with a Paso - they are fun to ride (and very cute)... and Belgians are sweet. I tried vaulting on one years ago and he was so careful with kids, he was amazing.
At 4:48pm on September 8, 2009, Over Fences said…
Hi I'm always glad to meet people with such intelligent views
 
 
 
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