We’ve all been there: Schooling our horse, asking for something, but not getting the right answer. We try one thing and then another, the work is sticky so we try a bit harder. At the same time, the horse feels a bit more resistant.
“This wasn’t just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.” -Dorothy Parker.
Here's a great joke to head into the weekend with!
How to be Gracious
> Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her > excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce. > > Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the > best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever! A week later, Jennifer was horrified > to learn that her father's new, young wife…
For years, I bought, sold, repaired and even made a few western saddles. I loved to carve leather, so I would spend hours, days, and even weeks making elaborate designs on the fenders, swells and skirts.
Here is the funny thing, I was like the shoe maker who did not own a pair of his own shoes.
For me, this one is the longest training program that I have ever been involved in.
How to keep your stable neat and tidy.
I have a wonderful friend that I met back in the spring of 1969. Well, that sure dates me. But from the moment I meet her, I could see that her horses were her number one priority in her life. I have seen that woman, even at the age of 60 plus, rise early every morning, muck out the stalls, wash out the water buckets, measure the feed for every horse, clean… Continue
I know it has happened to all of us at one time or another. I know that it has happened to me a lot over the years. I clean out one stall, head for the next and think I can just put one more pitch fork of manure on top. Just one more. And if that one stays, I just might try one more. I can do it, just one more.
Now it is past full to the brim and I may have hit the tipping point. The point of no return. I know I have reached it when I first notice that the tire is starting to look a… Continue
Well,you never know what you will run into on a trail ride anymore.....a few days back,the weather was nice and I had finished early with my farm chores ,training,so before going home I thought,I am going to saddle up my QH mare Risky and go for a nice ride along the river on my friend's farm.
It was wonderful being out on my favorite horse,slight breeze,sun shining,birds singing.Great day to be alive...just my horse and…
A notice to all horses, beware and keep an eye on your carrots!
There have been sightings of a large rabbit lurking in human-yards around the globe. He has been seen carrying a basket full of eggs, so I fear that he has already stolen from the hens. Take care to guard your carrots... this rabbit seems to be planning something big this weekend!
It has rained for three days just prior to the our club's yearly horse show. Everything was under water when we arrived. A few of the men rounded-up some shovels and dug some trenches to help drain the water from the Arena.
I hung out with a few other rides, and we sat along side of the arena, just waiting for someone to hit the dirt. We were actually taking bets on which rider would be the dirtiest by the end of the day. Not good, I know, but this was in my younger, more naive… Continue
Potential Danger of Horse Hair in a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses.
This substance, called "amobacter equuii" has been linked with the following symptoms in females:* Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework.* Reluctance to wear make-up, good clothes or
heels.* Reluctance to spend money on home or car repairs until after "baby has new… Continue
A man hoping to cheer up an ailing relative at Wilcox Memorial Hospital hadn't considered one of the visitation rules: No horses allowed.
The man thought the patient would enjoy seeing his stallion, said Lani Yukimura, a spokeswoman at the hospital. He and the horse entered the hospital earlier this month and rode an elevator up to the third floor, where they were met and stopped by security personnel, Security managed to get… Continue
History and knowledge never go away. Be sure to read the final paragraph, but your understanding of it will depend on the earlier part of the content. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England , and English expatriates built the US…