Added by Noche Miller on June 26, 2022 at 5:54pm — No Comments
A Time for Ice Vests
It has been HOT down here in the southern central part of NC. Weeks of highs in the 90s F, with some days getting over 100 F, and it is humid. Thunderstorms roll through some afternoons and I hear thunder all around me, the lights flicker (and stay on, I am fortunate) and the air conditioning feels pretty good compared to outside.…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on June 18, 2022 at 10:48am — No Comments
Last Sunday, Debbie put Mia, the bay mare in my avatar photo, down. Mia was somewhere around 40 years old and looked it. Debbie had been quibbling about putting Mia down for over a month, I said goodbye several times, then Debbie would tell me she just could not go through with putting her down. Mia might have been OLD, but turned out with the other really old horses she finally…Continue
At 80 years old, Denny Emerson is an undeniably an old dog in the horse industry, challenging us through his example to learn new tricks.…Continue
Added by Paige Lockton-Wilde on June 10, 2022 at 4:22pm — No Comments
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The month of March was one of... winter is over... not it's not... yes, finally.... no, it's back.... now it's clear... no, still more snow...make up your mind!!
Eager plans to get busy training were stopped cold (yeah, pun intended) by the vagaries of weather. Kind of hard to work on a rope when confronted with freezing whiteout conditions and whipping winds. Of course, on the days I wasn't planning to train, because of my day job, the weather was warm and…
I love Readers Digest, there is always some gem to be found in there.
In this months it was an article talking about pets and what they are trying to tell us. Included was that when a dog wags their tails to the right they are curious, interested, engaged, they are working from the left side of the brain. When dogs wag their tails to the left it shows they are worried or fearful, working from the right side of their brain.
It is along the same lines as a horse spooking and…Continue
Added by Noche Miller on April 11, 2022 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Babying MJ Along
This week was frustrating as far as riding goes. It had rained throughout Saturday night and it was too wet for me to ride in Shannon's grass ring on Sunday, so I was really looking forward to my lesson on Wednesday.
We got to the stable and Darryl told me that MJ was sort of lame, and Debbie said I could…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on March 5, 2022 at 11:03am — No Comments
Ottawa, ON, March 9, 2022 – The Equestrian Canada (EC) Board approved a resolution today condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the breaking of the Olympic Truce, and Belarus’ support of the attacks. EC joins the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) in banning Russian and Belarusian athletes, horses and officials from sport…Continue
Added by Barnmice Admin on March 9, 2022 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Since I have not been able to ride as much as I need to (riding is physical therapy for me) I have had a lot of time to read on-line and think about horse stuff.
I think we, in North America and the rest of the Western world, have come to the end of the time in which non-wealthy people can afford to support…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on February 26, 2022 at 2:22pm — No Comments
This year we are getting a REAL winter down here in the mid-southern part of NC.
It snowed last night, over an inch. The lows have been in the lower 20sF to the upper teens, with maybe one night a week approaching the freezing mark. Luckily for me that one night was Tuesday night this week, and that one night will be…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on January 22, 2022 at 11:32am — No Comments
Another year, another hiatus until Spring.
This time, it's my hip. Last summer, the hip which has always been a little 'off' got very sore, so I went to a physio yet again, but this time the treatment has vastly improved things.
What I noticed was that when I did the treatment, the pain lessened, but when I got astride a horse, the pain came back with a vengeance. It's a pretty quick realization that if I want the hip to heal more, I'd best give riding a break, so no being on…Continue
Happy New Year!
May this year be much better than the last two years for all of us.
Sorry for the break the last few weeks, my sons and their families visited for the holidays. I did get to ride, weather permitting, and I got all my riding lessons in.
Musing About Grooming
Fortunately we had rain this week and today, we have been in drought status so we need every drop of rain that falls. Of course it messes up my riding but we NEED this rain.
Lately I have been exploring the Haas brushes, researching all the descriptive blurbs the saddlers attach to their listings,…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on December 11, 2021 at 10:56am — No Comments
Sold at auction as a yearling, this horse sat in the feedlot until he was three. Luckily for him a loving family happened to drive by and spot him out there. They brought him home with them and he is now living the good life. The first two pictures are him immediately after leaving the feedlot. The rest are later, after he had time to settle in.
He has a single whorl perfectly centered between the eyes. This only shows us that we don’t see any extremes of temperament from the whorl.…Continue
Added by Noche Miller on December 14, 2021 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Tap the little transparent box ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️⬇️
(By the way this is 7:30ish in the morning not night.)
I have no storage left on my camera which leads me to have to film on my phone for the vlog today. I may or may not film today. I am sorry that the vlog did not get posted yesterday like I promised. The camera data wiped out again and I can’t find any of it! I will film the day in the life vlog very soon!!!
Added by Lucy on November 28, 2021 at 11:59am — No Comments
No where is that more difficult to figure out than in side by side and diagonal double whorls. These whorls show almost…Continue
Added by Noche Miller on October 27, 2021 at 11:31am — No Comments