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Winter Tries to Return

Winter Tries to Return

This week was full of physical soreness for me, and changing weather for the horses. 

When I arrived at Debbie’s stable Wednesday morning for my lesson I told Debbie that I was not up to much activity.  That suited Debbie just fine; she had to give her soon to be endurance horse, the Arab gelding Tercel, another ride before her first formal long distance ride to get him used to his new endurance bridle and breastplate.  She also wanted my opinion on how…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 8, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments

5 reasons why the judge and your horse appreciate good equitation. (Part 1)

 

 I learned equitation fundamentals to the repetitive tune of  “head up, heels down!” trotting around and around  the riding school ring. I aquired the “whats” of riding in those early years, but didn’t get good answers to my “whys!”  It’s a shame – if I’d grasped the logic and the science behind…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on April 17, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments

Bingo Tells Me That I Am Just Not Steady Enough

Bingo Tells Me That I Am Just Not Steady Enough    

Wednesday morning was beautiful, cool enough so I could wear my Back on Track back and neck wraps and warm enough that I could wear my spring riding tights and just a light jacket against the remaining morning chill.  The sun was shining, the breeze was balmy, and the horses were happily soaking up the sun.

I did not use the BOT hock boots, since Bingo had made painfully clear that he really does not like them.  Of course,…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on April 1, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments

Moments with Mara B

Most days I visit Mara at the stable, we have become zen together. We always vary our daily activities, between ground work, trails and road riding, grooming and walks around the stable. Consistent contact is so powerful. I'm grateful for Mara each day.

Added by Helen Stassen on March 3, 2017 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Iron In The Horse's Diet: Careful Monitoring Is Needed To Maintain Equine Health And Avoid Common Health Problems

Iron is an essential micromineral in the horse's diet and nature has provided an abundance of it in soils, plants and water.  Deficiencies in this mineral are very rare while excess amounts are all too common and can affect a horse's health in detrimental ways.  If your horse has any immune…

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Added by Jean Klosowicz on March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mara Moments Horse Time

My special mare Mara B and I practice our own unique form of equine therapy. Mara has been a strong healing presence for me since the death of our youngest son Benjamin. We trail ride, enjoy our barn friends, the barn critters plus grooming and horse care then post a daily update on MaraMomentshorsetime blog. Please ride along and meet our delightful stable pals, the paddock horses Mara is with, enjoy watching the changing seasons, weather and crop conditions, the simple beauty of nature we… Continue

Added by Helen Stassen on February 27, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments

PARADE SADDLE OR SHOW SADDLE?

i WAS JUST CURIOUS. I RECENTLY PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL WESTERN SADDLE. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A WAY TO TELL IF ITS A PARADE SADDLE OR A SHOW SADDLE? I HAVEBLOOKED ALL OVER THE INTERNET WITH NOT MUCH LUCK. THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE/HELP IN THE MATTER!…

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Added by Angie Pearson on February 27, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Building Strength & Confidence on the Trail

As a mother of three (and grandmother, too) I know how important it is to build strength and confidence in your children. When my kids grew up in Germany, there were no ipods or tablets, and 'playing' meant running outside and getting knocked around a bit.

Today, my kids are strong and confident adults, who learned to ride a bike, swim, climb a tree, build sand castles, balance on climbing beams, build wood huts on 'adventure playgrounds', spend a (scary) night sleeping in their tree…

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Added by Stefanie Reinhold on February 27, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Equine Nutrition: What Is Your "Attitude"?

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A horse's nutrition for the most part these days is largely dependent upon the experience, knowledge, but most importantly the "attitude" of its owner.  Attitude plays a key factor in almost everything we do, and often determines our successes or failures in our relationships, our work and, in this case, the horses we love and care for.

 

As I continue to work with horse owners in helping them with balanced nutrition plans for their horses, I find that it is…

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Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 12, 2017 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Riding patterns

The more we ride them the better we get at memorizing them. We build upon previous experiences and observations. Our brains are actually changed. We’re learning to learn.

So, if experience goes through the routine, perhaps wisdom says, This is the way things typically go.

 Left…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

An Easy Way To Understanding Hay Analysis & Quality



Next time you are in the barn take a few minutes to look at your hay.  Are you familiar with the quality of it or guessing it?  What about the nutrient content?  "Forage Is First" rule applies to all horses - their digestive systems work the best when ample forage is supplied.  But not all forages are…

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Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 3, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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