It's been forever since I last posted on here, been busy with life as a whole. But I will try to get back to writing, it's a great stress reliever and fun to do. Where to begin.....
Last Friday I was able to shadow another veterinarian, Doctor Rob van Wessum. Dr. van Wessum is a specialty vet, focusing on…Continue
We have had 6 ½ inches of rain down here in the last two weeks, and of that 5 inches fell this week. All the ponds, creeks and rivers are swollen, there are puddles everywhere, the horses’ winter coats are getting all muddy and matted, and I think every single bug on my land is trying to get into my house to get out of the wet.
Even so I have been able to ride some. These have not been exciting rides since I have less energy since I started changing my medicines around, but…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on November 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
If you’ve taken a look at Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen some gorgeously luxurious tack rooms. Your tack room stores some of your most valuable equipment, and there’s nothing better than a light, bright, and airy tack room. If you would like to create a luxurious tack room in your barn, then here…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 6, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments
I was very fortunate to interview Sybil Mair on Straight From the Horse's Mouth Radio Show (podcast). I love speaking with the creatives in the horse world! Sybil Mair, writer and director of The Equestrian, shares her inspiring journey for this beautiful short film.
Added by Paula Slater on November 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Neglected horses are everywhere in the news lately. By the time you make sense of the images, it’s too late to look away. You might be keeping an sad eye on some thin horses in your local area. Maybe you remember Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue’s…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on November 6, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments
Added by Texas Haynet on November 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
We can all feel it – winter is coming! This means that now is the time to get your horse ready for winter. Do you have the following items on your to-do list this month?
Check Your Horse’s Weight
Having good weight on your horse will give you peace of mind as you…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
I did a double- take as I walked by this camel in Israel – he wasn’t tied and he wasn’t fenced…
Though I’m no camel training expert, I guess he’d earned the “privilege” of freedom because he’d learned the boundaries by trial and error.
Same way horses do. They learn by bumping into pressure and finding release. And they choose to stay where there’s freedom. That’s self-carriage – when a horse between the aids without being held there.
But what about…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on November 4, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments
My coaching colleagues and I are often in the “image- advisory role” in regards to horse show turnout. While you gotta love those folks who are blissfully unaware of their personal appearance, in the show ring, presentation matters! Like a job interview…
Reprinted from the AQHA journal’s Five Ways Showing Preps You for Job Interviews
Added by Lindsay Grice on November 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Are you thinking about adding a horse feeder to your barn or pasture? Horse feeders have many different benefits, and often they are a worthwhile investment. If you’re still on the fence about whether you should use a feeder for your…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 4, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Are your paddocks muddy messes? Do you have horses who seem to only want to dig holes in their stalls? Do you have trouble maintaining your dirt barn aisle? All of these are common issues that barn owners face, and all of these problems can be solved by one single product!
If you’ve never heard of the …Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 3, 2015 at 6:34pm — No Comments
Ranger’s New Girlfriend
Ranger is a very temperamental horse. He is in an end stall. Years ago, my horse, Mingo was in the stall next to him. They were great friends. I had Mingo from birth, and Ranger helped raise him. They always got along. If Ranger was out on a ride, Mingo would stick his nose between the bars when Ranger came back. Ranger…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on November 3, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments
Learning the body language of horses takes time. As you work with your horse, observe how his postures and expressions change as he interacts with you as well as other people and animals. Before long, you'll start to understand the more subtle signs that he's getting annoyed or fearful, and then you can start a more proactive "dialog,"…Continue
A couple days ago, a friend of ours who is interested in taking clicker training up to the next level, came out to see a Cole performance.
Julie has a Haflinger mare that has done a little clicker training on the ground. Her trainer, until recently, saw no need for clicker training. The mare had some…Continue