May 2016 Blog Posts (8)

How to Diffuse a Horse Bomb


Maybe you’re mentally arranging your to-do list, or rehashing an imaginary rant about something that happened at work, or just daydreaming…


Added by Anna Blake on May 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do You Inspire Your Horse?

Do you inspire your horse? Does he volunteer more than you ask? Are you proud of who you are in his eyes?

And yes, this is a donkey. There is no better trainer for a human who wants to work with horses. Look him in the eye. You are out-matched in strength and wits. Don’t just lay your ego down.…


Added by Anna Blake on May 20, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bingo Was Not Too Sure About the Next Experiment

Bingo Was Not Too Sure About the Next Experiment

As I wrote in my blog last week

(I Try Three New Things with Bingo,) I tried the Pee Wee bit on Bingo, and Debbie wanted to see if the next size up of the Pee Wee bit would work better with him.  So I dug through all my bits and finally found the medium size Pee Wee bit and put it on my…


Added by Jackie Cochran on May 14, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Talking About the Future with Your Vet.

Are you happy with your veterinarian? It’s the question I ask when a client loses a horse or has a long-term issue. I’m not sure it’s important that they actually have the best vet in the world, but it is important that they think they do. The reason to talk about it now is obvious; there may not be time…


Added by Anna Blake on May 13, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I Try Three New Things with Bingo

I Try Three New Things with Bingo   


Since I had four lessons on Bingo, I figured that it was time that I changed some stuff with his tack for my lesson this week.  My main concerns were his reluctance to accepting a metal bit in his mouth, his reluctance to start moving, and his reluctance to turn.

The first one, the bit, I cleared with Debbie last week when I showed her my Pee Wee bit and asked her permission to try it on Bingo, you can see this bit here:…


Added by Jackie Cochran on May 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Horse & Rider Struck by Lightning


Sometimes no amount of protective gear or training can stop accidents from happening.   Especially when Mother Nature is involved.

On Wednesday April 27, 2016  a very accomplished equine professional and his horse were struck and killed by lightning in Mantachie, MS. …


Added by Texas Haynet on May 6, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

What I Didn't Know Then (About Starting Horses Young)

It seems that most things I learn about horses, I learn in hindsight. It’s not a bad thing. Horses learn that way, too.

When I was younger I had a great grasp of the little picture. And by…


Added by Anna Blake on May 6, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

And the Horse says...Moo?

No, no the horse does say "Moo", it says "Neigh". The cow says moo and the cow is what this is all about.

Over the course of Friday and Saturday I got to ride along with a bovine veterinarian from the Fowlerville Veterinary Clinic. Her name is Doctor Bonnie Dansby and she is awesome. So I don't…


Added by Paula Stevens on May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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