November 2015 Blog Posts (34)

Simple Pleasures Of Life

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…

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Added by Paula Stevens on November 8, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

It Is Soggy and I Am Tired

 

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…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on November 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ideas for a Luxurious Tack Room

Ideas for a Luxurious Tack Room

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…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 6, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

The Equestrian - A Short Film by Sybil Mair

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.

This…

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Added by Paula Slater on November 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are You an Advocate for Horses?

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…

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Added by Anna Blake on November 6, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Rescue of the Month - 1 Year Anniversary

Picture Every month we get numerous emails, letters, phone calls from equine rescues all over the country requesting hay net donations.  Unfortunately, we cannot yet honor every request so we are left the heart breaking task of picking and choosing.  There are so many deserving organizations out there.  How do you choose just 1…
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Added by Texas Haynet on November 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Preparing Your Horse for Winter

Preparing Your Horse for Winter

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…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fences…understood

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…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 4, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Show Ring Presentation…yep, it matters…

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

Using Non-Verbal…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on November 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Should You Use a Feeder for Your Horse?

Should You Use a Feeder for Your Horse

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…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 4, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Ways the Stable-Ity Grid Can Make Your Life Easier

Ways the Stable-Ity Grid Can Make Your Life Easier

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 …

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 3, 2015 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Ranger’s New Girlfriend

 

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…

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Added by Judi Daly on November 3, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Reading Your Horse's Body Language

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,"…

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Added by John Forgeron Alberta NH Trainer on November 3, 2015 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Cole Shows what Clicker Training can Do

Cole Shows what Clicker Training can Do

 

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…

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Added by Judi Daly on November 2, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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