June 2010 Blog Posts (72)

Natural Horsemanship Solutions: Stop Being Pushy!

Stop Being Pushy

Horses that are pushy can be very frustrating to be around. Pushiness can range from horses that seem to just persistently search for treats in your pockets, to horses that will actually bite you or seemingly walk through you like you are nothing.…

Added by Lindsey Forkun on June 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

My Journey to Juniors ~ It's Official!!!

Well, it's official! The dust has settled after the last of the qualifying competitions for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships and Chance and I have ended up leading the U.S. Region 5 Junior Team with a 66.4% average! The other team members are Jordan Farr with her horse Phoenix and Aylin Corapcioglu and Ruhman. Our Young Rider Team consists of Brandi Roenick with Nobel, Laura Decesari with Cheenook II, and Maddi Birch with Starlight. I'm so proud of everyone and I know…


Added by Catherine Chamberlain on June 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Difference Between Respect and Dominance with your Horse

In this article you will find a question from Dee in California about the difference between respect and dominance with your horse.

Dee writes:

To me, as a new horse owner, there is a fine line between gaining respect and being dominant. I really don’t understand the difference.…

Added by Carolyn Resnick on June 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EEE Cases Rise

Press Release Contact(s):

Liz Compton

(850) 488-3022


June 28, 2010

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated following an upsurge in the number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases. Sentinel chickens that serve as…


Added by Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez on June 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Show success

Well, success is relative... Little Maggie was a very good girl. She doesn't look at much of anything, including the boats that were on the grounds. Little spook in the indoor arena. Low score of 49.6, high of 58.4, both on the same day, the last day of the show, go figure.


So, what have we learned? Balance needs to be better, on the part of the rider. Looks like we have to buckle down…


Added by MagsNMe on June 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

What is the difference between movements, figures and patterns?

Many people ask me about the choreography of their freestyle pattern.

One of the confusions surrounding a freestyle pattern is what is

allowed and what is forbidden at a certain level. Before you can begin

to build a pattern you need to know the difference between movements

and figures so that you don't try something that is on the "forbidden"

list at your level.

What is the difference between movements, figures and patterns?

According to the USDF rule… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on June 28, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Horse History - June 29th Through July 4th

Horse History - June 29th Through July 4th

June 30th, 1917 - The Thoroughbred racehorse Exterminator ran in his first race. The race was six furlongs, held at the Old Latonia Racecourse located in Covington, Kentucky, and Exterminator won it by three lengths. Exterminator was a gelding and during his career he would race 100 times, winning 50 of them. Perhaps most impressive of all is the fact that Exterminator would…


Added by Paige Cerulli on June 28, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

A Good Reason to Count to Ten

A year or so back I was searching the Web for unusual horsie sites and I ran into horsetrainingresources.com, run by Charlie Hicks. Though most of the stuff on this site is for the Western rider (reining emphasis) and is based on older American horse training, I signed up for his e-mails since I am willing to learn from any source.
I am VERY GLAD I did so.…


Added by Jackie Cochran on June 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Anybody who likes hafligers come here

Hi everbody,
I would like you guys to put stories of your haflinger because I am looking to by one.

Added by Syd Edwards on June 26, 2010 at 7:19pm — 6 Comments

A PROD UCT OF IGNORANCE says William Micklem

Last week I mentioned about the possible use of electric cattle prods on horses in USA rodeo shows. Over the next two days an extraordinary 27 people e-mailed to assure me that this practise no longer took place. I was heartened but not convinced. Then Barnmice received an e-mail from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) with an official statement entitled PRCA Livestock Welfare Statement – Electric Cattle Prod:

“PRCA rules allow for the use of a livestock prod as…


Added by William Micklem on June 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Can't Wait for Mundole

cant wait for mundole tomorrow, doing 2ft6 and 3ft, really trying hard to win 3ft, then we can head down to aberdeen for qualifiers!!!! :D

please wish me and coffer luck!!!!!!

Added by Ellie Macdonld on June 26, 2010 at 5:10am — No Comments

Why I have chosen Natural Horse Management.

In this blog I will write briefly about the reasons why I have chosen the Natural Horse Management Model instead of small stalls and paddocks for my herd of seven horses.

I will share this video of my horses home and natural horse management.…


Added by Stina Herberg on June 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Break the Cycle of Fear!

Hi Guys,

Here are some great tips for breaking that cycle of fear...

The simplest, quickest, way to relax is to BREATHE. Now, I know you're breathing or you wouldn't be reading this! ;-) But are you breathing in a way that promotes relaxation?

1. Let's find out. First, let's dissect what you do when you inhale. Stand up. Take in a really deep breath. Did your shoulders go up? If they did, you're just breathing in your upper chest. And there's always tension…


Added by Jane Savoie on June 25, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Equine Behavior: Spookiness

With all the articles and clinics and "professionals" giving their two cents on equine behavior these days, I figured I might as well throw my two cents in and see where it got me. Equine behavior is a very broad subject; it can include anything from cribbing and other annoying vices, to the language of Equus as made famous by Monty Roberts. Being an inquisitive and active… Continue

Added by Ashley on June 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 8 Comments

Its in the barn!!!

I have lost count of the number of times that my husband has asked the whereabouts of something and my reply has been "Its in the barn". The problem is that inevitably it is a one way trip. For items such as digital thermometers it is understandable... husbands are surprisingly squeamish about using a thermometer that has been used on a horse. "I washed it really well!!???".

The list of what migrates to the barn is as varied as it is long though for the most part they are items from the… Continue

Added by Hawk Hill on June 24, 2010 at 7:31pm — 3 Comments

Braiding for the Rest of Us



Braiding “For The Rest Of Us”


Having done a lot of substantial…


Added by Dressage For The Rest Of Us on June 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Telepathy with your Horse

Today I want to add to the story about Panadero and his Spanish Walk. The last time I had worked with him his Spanish Walk had been very green and he could…

Added by Carolyn Resnick on June 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Greetings And Salutations

Dear Fellow BarnMiceans:


I am both happy and excited to have an opportunity to blog here on Barnmice.com. As you may or may…


Added by Dressage For The Rest Of Us on June 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Important Alert! Canada has its first Bill to ban horse slaughter! Thank you CHDC for all your tireless work !

Contact your MP to vote for this bill !!!!!

Reposted from CHDC…


Added by Andrea on June 22, 2010 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Compounded Drugs: Do you know the difference?

Drug Compounding: Is price more important than safety?

When talking with many of my friends who are horse owners it became clear to me that most people do not understand the difference between licenced drugs, generic drugs and compounded drugs. Since compounding tragedies have been in the news lately with the most recent being the 21 polo ponies dying in Florida I thought I would put this together to help horse owners make informed… Continue

Added by Jennifer (Boehringer Ingelheim) on June 21, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

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