January 2015 Blog Posts (50)

The Last Goat Standing.

I’ve been trying to not write about goats all week. I wanted to write something inspiring about art and dressage. I’ve kind of been being a goat…

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Added by Anna Blake on January 9, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

How to Make Blanketing Your Horse Easier

As January hits, winter may be taking a toll on your blanketing morale. Are you tired of changing blankets and dealing with tears and rips? We’ve come up with some great tips to make blanketing easier for you.

Invest in Separate Sets of Blankets

If your horse is turned out during the winter but also spends time in his…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Keeping Your Arthritic Horse Comfortable in the Winter

Winter can be rough on horses, especially those with arthritis. The cold, coupled with the reduced workload and frozen ground can leave your arthritic horse stiff and sore. Luckily there are a number of ways that you can keep your arthritic horse comfortable during the winter.

Provide Plenty of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

 

I rode Cole in the indoor arena for a half hour.  The thermometer said it was only 20 degrees—which isn’t bad for me, but it turned Cole into a frisky colt.  He was like riding a stick of TNT—very volatile.  We…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 6, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2 & 3

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2   & 3

 

For those who have not been following my adventures with Cole Train from the beginning, let me bring you up to date.  When I got Cole, he was an untrained 4-year-old.  He was halter broken,…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 5, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Clydesdale

Few draft horses are as iconic as the Clydesdale. Whether pulling a classic rig or the famous Budweiser wagon, the Clydesdale is a breed that is recognizable in most American homes. Want to learn more about this beautiful breed?

History

The Clydesdale owes its origins to the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. Flemish…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Beginnings: Choosing a New Discipline

Happy New Year! We’re fresh into 2015, and now is the perfect time for change. This month we’ll be showcasing a series of “New Beginnings” blogs, each of which will give you a look at a potential area of change in your life with horses. Today’s blog focuses on a change that can be both exciting and intimidating: choosing a new…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Trying to work in the Arena

Trying to work in the Arena

 

Since Ellen and I took so much vacation time in November and December, combined with conquering the loop in the back of the property, I have never ridden so little in an indoor arena since the years when we didn’t have one.  This is a good thing—and a bad thing.  It’s good that I have been able to ride…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 2, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need (and some big news!)

It’s been a great year at Infinity Farm. I’m thrilled to say no one died. It’s kind of a miracle–all ages and infirmities considered. I wandered through the memories of the year, looking for a stellar moment to share with you, one that was inspirational and would reflect the best of us. There were a pile to pick from, but in the end, it was a no-brainer.

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Remember our barn-rat, Hannah?…

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Added by Anna Blake on January 2, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Happy New Year!

2014 has come and gone like the leaves on a ttree in the fall. Now we embrace 2015 with open arms and new goals. Last year was the year of the horse. For me and some of you, it really was. Four months ago, I started riding again. Something I had given up on doing due to fear. Now, four months later, I am doing great. I usually don't make resolutions,I've never been one to do that. But this year, I did make one. My goal is to accomplish my fear head-on…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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