Not that it’s a bad thing.
They have big personalities, big emotions, big sensibilities.
When a horse has one single whorl placed above eye level they will be an extrovert. Extroverts are very aware of all the things going on around them. They don’t miss a single thing. That can be great if you want a cutting…
Added by Noche Miller on April 19, 2022 at 4:30pm —
Older Horses' Legs
As horses get older and all the shocks from hooves landing at speed accumulate horses' joints tend to get REALLY sensitive when the weather changes. This spring has been chock full of weather changes, days of really nice weather, then the Polar Vortex visits us and all the cold weather gear has to come out yet again, over and over again. Springtime is not always wonderful for… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 23, 2022 at 2:17pm —
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!! Continue
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…
Added by B. G. Hearns on April 4, 2022 at 12:59pm —
Do Some Horses NEED to Toe Out?
MJ was so much better for my lesson than he was in my lesson last week.
Last week he had gotten his new shoes, with a new alignment, on. He no longer has a bar across his frog for protection, he now has a full pad across the bottom of his front hooves, and as directed by the veterinarian from… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 9, 2022 at 10:51am —
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 —
Added by Bricole Reincke on March 21, 2022 at 11:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
Added by B. G. Hearns on January 20, 2022 at 7:09am —
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.
Added by Jackie Cochran on January 1, 2022 at 10:18am —
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 —
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 —
Tap the little transparent box ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️⬇️
(By the way this is 7:30ish in the morning not night.)
Added by Lucy on November 26, 2021 at 6:55pm —
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 —
The slightest change in the location of a horse’s whorls can make huge differences in temperament.
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 November 22, 2021 at 1:55pm —
I had a very big day yesterday.
It was a bit of a secret, I thought about mentioning it ahead of time but there was no way to share it in process. Besides, what if I messed the whole thing up? I didn't want to tell people ahead of time and have everyone know I did awful. So I waited.…
Added by Noche Miller on October 27, 2021 at 11:31am —
Going Down a Rabbit Hole
Last Sunday it was COLD at Shannon's paddocks, when I stuck my head out I thought I would not need my winter jacket, but I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
The wind, sometimes gusting, made the shaded “stable yard” cold. Cider did not look very happy to be there and Shannon and Nancy had draped the various… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on November 13, 2021 at 9:30am —
It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing this. I’m concerned I’m going to have to put my boy into retirement. What do you do if you have a 20-year-old horse that you love to death and he can’t perform anymore? There is no answer but one. You keep him. But what if you want to still compete? How does one afford two horses? I need help! Here is Henry and his ice boots for the third month in a row hoping he will be better soon.… Continue
Added by Bricole Reincke on September 9, 2021 at 12:43am —