Humans, on the other hand, love to set a…
Whether you realize it or not, your audience is already using Pinterest on a regular basis to shop and explore their interests. So if you’ve been holding back from promoting your equine business there, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Horses are visually appealing creatures, and the equine community is extremely dedicated. So it’s only natural that Pinterest has developed into a profitable marketing tool for the equine industry at large. Not only can farms pin images of…Continue
Added by Carol Aldridge on January 4, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
Mia Always Makes It Better
Right now I am fighting a Multiple sclerosis exacerbation (attack). It started Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 around 6 or 7:00 PM. Luckily years ago I figured out a homeopathic remedy that works with this particular type of exacerbation and after around three hours, when I was sure I was having an MS attack, I took it.
But once an attack starts it is hard to stop. The neurologists can do it with a GRAM of corticosteroids a day for 5 days, but since I am…Continue
Humans, on the other hand, love to set a…
With New Years Day having just arrived, many people are making resolutions and plans for 2014. Resolutions and plans such as “I will ride more often this year,” or “ I will be able to do…Continue
Added by Understanding the Horse on January 2, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Added by Beezie Brown on January 1, 2014 at 10:12pm — No Comments
Where’s My Copper Ball?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
My husband gave me some Christmas money, so I went to the tack store yesterday. I’ve had my eye on a “Korsteel JP copper ball link full cheek” 3-piece snaffle with a small copper ball that rolls around the center link, as well as a “gelcomb” and a small brush so I could groom Mia’s head properly. I lucked out, the bit was still there and I finally found the head brushes I was looking for. One of the…Continue
Earlier this year a client was asking me for some backup horse care. A parent was in the hospital and she needed to go home. My client was working the plan: Her dog wasn’t welcome in any of her sibling’s homes, so she was searching for a motel with pet options.…
Added by Anna Blake on December 27, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments
From 2004 – 2007, Dawn and I lived on a ranch in northwestern Nebraska, doing work with our nonprofit. There was an area at the ranch that had several houses and other buildings, and the main horse pastures were in that area. The area around the houses had several apple trees that bore many apples each year. The…Continue
Added by Understanding the Horse on December 22, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
Dragging Myself Around
I think I am coming down with something, even though I have been staying mostly at home. All disease germs must love the Christmas shopping season, there are so many potential victims just waiting around to provide a hospitable home.
Wednesday I got my lesson on Mick. Poor guy, Debbie thought that it would be warmer on Tuesday night so she just put Mick’s sheet on (he is in a stall at night.) Well Wednesday morning was cold and there was an even…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on December 21, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Hello fellow viewers!
I am new here, but that does not mean I know nothing about horses - as I know quite a bit, but still no everything.
I hope you all enjoy to see my future blog posts and learn lots from them and ask quesitons!
If you have any requests for me to do a blog on a how-to or on just anything, let me know and I will do my best!
Added by Jocelyn Frasier on December 19, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments
Just One Ride This Week
Cold rain. Cold wind.
Last Sunday it was a cold rain, so I missed out on riding Cider.
Luckily I got my lesson on Wednesday. The low that night had been 21° F but when I got up the TV said 25° F so I went out to ride. I had gotten Mick an extra exercise sheet, this time a Centaur Climate Control Thermo Knit Cut-back Exercise sheet. Mick takes a 72” blanket so I had to get the…Continue
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill was certainly right, and some times of the year, more than others. I notice the holiday season has a lot of us wound up just a little tighter.
Is your horse a therapy horse? All of mine are, especially the retired ones. Sometimes…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on December 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
There’s something about horses that can bring out a fierce inner dragon in us. We can get extremely frustrated while interacting with our horses. Maybe it’s because they are big and intelligent. Perhaps it’s their spirit or expansive energy. Whatever it is, we can snap!
How can you tame yourself and prevent…Continue
My name is Tanja and I currently working on my personal spare time project, my very first own blog. I like to scan through articles and other blog posts, gather ideas and combine them with my experiences, pictures and videos and share them via my blog. Some entries are also about my own horse Hafl aka TCA2 Andor, a 6-yr old Haflinger gelding. We are from Austria but keep our blog in English to serve a broader audience. Please find below the link to my blog and we would…Continue
Added by Dressage Hafl on December 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
One of the trainers I rode with always said that being a good rider is 90% confidence. I'm sure that training, talent, and dedication comes into play also. Yet, I believe that confidence is the most important due to the fact that the other three attributes can be masked by a lack of it. A rider can't completely relax and focus if they are self-conscious and/or scared.
I still struggle with my confidence every time I ride. In fact, it gets worse as I get older. It's not even…
Hello Barnmice Friends!
As many of you may know the Equestrian Social Media Award nominations for 2014 have opened today. We're happy to announce, that after making the 2012 and 2013 Top 10 Finalist list for…
Love Your Pony, Love Your Planet is a delightful, engaging way to help the youngest equestrian learn the BEST methods for the ultimate health of their pony and our planet. These BEST methods are depicted on 64 pages using full color…Continue
Added by Happy Horse Healthy planet on December 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
My horse loves these.
I spent part of my night baking to give as gifts to the various equine-owning people in my life. They came out well, I think. I guess I won't know for sure until they get horse-tested, though. ;) I'm hoping they go over well with the furry beasts, as the was a nice, easy…Continue
Added by savannah elizabeth rose lelm on December 7, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
While Others Shiver I Sweat
My sympathies for all of you in the winter storm.
I actually rode FOUR times this week! Yes, I am exhausted, but we are due to get the winter storm by this weekend, snow and ice are going to try to make it down here on Sunday, Monday it will rain and next week it will be cold again. My son’s schedule changed so I grabbed the chance to ride today since I obviously will be huddling at home this weekend instead of enjoying horses.
Added by Jackie Cochran on December 6, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments