As a saddle fitter, I get to see alot of different horses, and riding styles. I received a call from a woman who was in tears. Her horse had been getting more and more defiant, and that day was unrideable. He did not show outward signs of back soreness, but she had gone every other route to try to solve this problem, to no avail. When I saw the horse, he was in a bad way. On cross ties in the aisle, he was extremely nervous, to the point he was shaking. Examining the saddle on his back, I…Continue
Added by erin wilson on August 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment
Ok when I was asked to join it was due to a post regarding my rescue pony. So I thought I would bring the conversation over here and ask all of you to tell us about your rescue horse/pony and there story.
Here is my boys story...
Year and a half ago his dam and a few other horses where removed from a starvation situation. Few days after Animal Control removed them the mares where dropping foals on the ground. My boy (Titus) being one of them. He was actually a twin. The twin…
Added by Briana on August 25, 2008 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments
My husband grew this on his farm this year and it has been a WONDERFUL crop. It's got great points for those that have IR or Cushings horses. It's gluten free. Has low sugar count and NSC (Non-structured carbohydrates) of typically under 10%.
Would be interested to hear any response from anyone that has fed teff and there opinions on it.
Or even if anyone has questions on it. I'ld be glad to answer them (or find the answer) lol
Homestead Sporthorses Horses…
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(Excerpt from Horse Sport)
Forty years after Canada earned its only Olympic Team show jumping medal, the Canadian team stood on the medal podium today.
Canada’s team captain, Ian Millar, was daring last night in predicting a medal today. After the loss of Mac Cone’s mount, Ole, Canada lost the luxury of a drop score, in a contest where the best three scores count. But, the remaining three team members met the pressure head-on. Jill Henselwood on Special Ed produced the…
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Well, it has been pretty eventful working with Sky.
Monday, we went on our weekly trail ride.
The kayaks were going to eat her, she was convinced of this. She's a very smart horse and she kept having to look back to make sure they either weren't there or weren't following her.
We did some hills, some galloping, some cantering, trotting, and all and all, had a great ride.
But the highlight of our ride....
We jumped for our first…
At www.HorseJobs.ca we have many people ask us about how they can progress in the equine industry or they are looking for ways to get back to doing what they really love....working with horses.
Like many of you, I started as a child, mucking stalls in return for a riding lessons or to pay off a lease on a riding school pony. Later I was mucking stalls to help pay for the stabling of our pony and so the barter system goes... Also…
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Brian O'Connor is the announcer of the equestrian events - http://special.equisearch.com/blog/brianoconnor/
EVENTING Greg Tryon
Beezie Madden - http://teamusa.usatoday.com/bmadden/
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So starting with yesterday, rough day at work. Just busy busy busy.
I go out to the barn and I'm saddling up Sky. My mom calls and I'm talking to her while saddling up, and I told my mom straight up that I really couldn't talk because I was tacking up. My mom is a horse person, she should know this.
Well, she kept talking. And Sky mildly scared herself, I don't exactly know how, and she jumped in the air and landed on my two middle toes of my left foot. It wasn't her…
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Just for fun, we asked Canadian Olympic dressage rider and Barnmice member Belinda Trussell to give us the scoop on some stuff that only the athletes know.
1. How do they organize all the athletes before they march into the stadium? What is everyone doing?
All the athletes travel to the stadium on a bus. In Athens, I was on a bus with the other members of the equestrian team, as well as the baseball team. I sat next to a nice ball player whose name I didn't…
Added by Barnmice Admin on August 6, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments
SPOILER ALERT!!: This is the final chapter of Unbridled. You can read the entire hay-covered series in the UNBRIDLED Channel on our home page.
Hillary placed the phone in its cradle and turned to face Maxim. “Get out of my house,” she said after speaking to Ritka. Apparently Maxim had been having DNA tests. Apparently Maxim had been up to no good with an Icelandic groom. So much “no good” that the rather foul-mouthed Ritka was pregnant.
“You bastard,” she said as…
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