The pony who is always in the hearts of the people she meets, always had a spark in her eyes, and her heart. The pony that lights up the barn when the lights arent on. The pony that nieghs when you enter the barn. That pony is Salsa Kelly Swartz. My pony. The beautiful, majestic, spunky pony of mine I had. The pony who I shall always remember in my heart, and soul. Salsa, if you can see this, know that I always love you and that I will never forget you. Rest in Peace, Salsa. I love you so… Continue
Added by Sajel on June 30, 2008 at 7:08pm —
This type of news is becoming commonplace. There needs to be a lot of re-thinking about what we are forcing horses to do.
Jump racing carnage kills three horses
June 30, 2008
In what can only be described as a day of carnage for the Australasian racing industry, three horses lost their lives in two races on either side of the Tasman on Saturday.
The deaths have prompted horse welfare activists to renew their calls for an end to jump racing. There have been… Continue
Added by Gary Stuart on June 30, 2008 at 2:12pm —
His name is not Gelding or Golden, Pammie thought to herself as she traipsed through the forest trail picking up Bounder’s droppings so Maxim wouldn’t complain his “woods are soiled.” Besides, what kind of psychic had a blinking neon crystal ball in the window of his Monopoly house? And a parrot named Goob? Mr. Vladimir was clearly a scam artist, in spite of his predictions about Uncle Paul and the cleaning woman.
She pushed aside the fronds of a Common… Continue
Added by Barnmice Admin on June 30, 2008 at 8:08am —
Now I am in the UK where we are currently looking for property around the Cotswolds area. All of the little villages are so pretty! I love the cream teas and good english pub food here.
For the past three days I have been at Talland School of Equitation which is run by Pammy Hutton, a very well-known international dressage
rider and trainer, and you know why when she… Continue
Added by kc on June 29, 2008 at 3:00am —
Do you ever wonder what goes on inside your horse’s mind?
On January 23, 2006, The New York Times magazine ran a cover story called The Animal Self. According to the article, tests on animals have uncovered “not only the distinctiveness of birds and beasts but also…their deep resemblances to us and our own behaviors.” In other words, animals do not only have temperaments, they have complex and distinctive personalities, just like people.
Imagine “African gray parrots that… Continue
Added by Barbara F. on June 28, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Saddle is in excellent condition. Custom made, approx 5 years old. Dark brown/almost black. Asking $2400. Photo attached. Please contact me at email@example.com
Added by Pauleen Home on June 25, 2008 at 10:03am —
For Sale a Gorgeous thoroughbred 10yrs old SONNY
markings: three stockings one sock and a huge blaze
he has showed in the local circuit for two seasons and attended his first "AA" show
He is great confidence builder ~He never refuses and very honest
has a gorgeous jump and is a nice mover
worst quallitly doesnt like when the girth is tightened (thinned skin)
He is currently showing in 3ft Children's Hunter, Short Sturrip Hunter,… Continue
Added by Nicole on June 23, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Interesting article from today's Globe and Mail.
Added by Margaret on June 20, 2008 at 9:20pm —
Everyone keep a brave little girl in your prayers
~she lost her pony it died one night and she never got to say good bye
she is a brave girl loosing a pony is a hard thing to cope with Continue
Added by Nicole on June 20, 2008 at 5:50pm —
I am so relieved that our exams are over! We started early this morning, with barn duty at 6.30. The dressage tests started at 8.30 so we had to be on and warming up by at least 8am. I think I was quite nervous because I was really quiet and serious and held a straight face for most of the morning. Usually I act normal before a performance, but I guess I didn't know what to expect because being in front of German judges and riding an unfamiliar horse isn't exactly the most ideal situation!… Continue
Added by kc on June 17, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Theodore Denman and I were again summoned to the Hospital. This time to have a monitor attached to my chest for a 24 hour reading, in order that they may assess my fibrillations (or palpitations) and see exactly what is going on before taking the next steps. Medication seems to be doing the trick at the moment, as long as I always remember to take everything at the correct time. We are therefore somewhat dependent on the bathroom cabinet being within easy reach the whole time. or my remembering… Continue
Added by Maria Wynne on June 17, 2008 at 8:19am —
We were called into the clinic for our usual check to see that everything was okay at 35 weeks. Bog standard stuff. But still I wore my heels and make-up. Have to balance the bump somehow! With just over a month to go it was all very exciting. I had just got to the stage where i could have asked people to give up their seat on public transport. Nice and round. However my complete aversion to any form of public Transport (it's common) meant I had not had the pleasure of disturbing asnf… Continue
Added by Maria Wynne on June 17, 2008 at 4:27am —
Check out the decisions of Richard W. Pound on the SDRCC website. One over dispute about Olympic criteria and the other over costs of dispute.
They are very interesting. The one over costs particularly.
Added by Karen on June 16, 2008 at 4:34pm —
Took the pony and one of the horses to a schooling show on Saturday. We learned a lot and for the most part they were great!
The pony was in the 2'3" class, and thank goodness he's one of those great ones where you never have to worry about them stopping, regardless of what distance you give them. (I had a couple long spots that I would have preferred to stick in another small stride, but apparently that was not what pony wanted... we were giving the jumpers a run for their… Continue
Added by Moocow on June 15, 2008 at 9:30pm —
This week has been hard work! I am glad it is the weekend and we get a bit of a break, although we still had to ride once yesterday and do barn duty this morning, which is okay because the rest of the weekend is fun!
Yesterday (Saturday) after our riding and lungeing lesson we went back to Stall Ramsbrock, i rode the same young horse as last time, and then we went to the second property of Heinrich Ramsbrock which was where all of the foals and broodmares were kept and it… Continue
Added by kc on June 15, 2008 at 12:48pm —
I am posting this to put the information out there; I searched and searched to find out what was wrong with my horses
I wish I had known about this disease 1 1/2 years ago, that was when Patina, Finn and Tucker, my horses first started to be ill with unexplained sore feet, muscle loss and muscle tenderness, clicking joints, and general dullness. Tucker actually died, in spite of vets.
Today "thank God" I have at last found out what was causing… Continue
Added by lesley bruce on June 14, 2008 at 3:30am —
DANCE WITH THE HORSE! Top notch training and coaching in the art of Classical Dressage
with highly successful trainer Susanne Vogt (school of Georg Wahl, Riding School of Vienna, Austria).
Dedicated to following the traditional principles of classical Dressage. Dressage should be the fundament for all other disciplines of riding because its goal is to… Continue
Added by Susanne / Happy Horse Stables on June 11, 2008 at 1:30pm —
www.HorseJobs.ca is now accepting resumes for a qualified barn manager (live out) position at an upscale dressage barn in York region, Ontario.
All resumes should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (866) 535-5368
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on June 11, 2008 at 12:46pm —
I feel like this is the story of my life. I'm one of those people that gets along with just about everyone and though it sounds great at first, it does come with its little burdens. For example, I'm ALWAYS the one that people come to to vent, get an opinion, some advice, whatever. Sure it's flattering that people trust me enough with their feelings and information to come to me, but when you are in the very small horse world, everyone seems to know everyone else and I become the trapped… Continue
Added by Moocow on June 9, 2008 at 7:43pm —
well. im bored again and honestly, im kinda not sure wut 2 say 2day. kinda bored. OH!!! okay i saw sum pic of this on a web sie k. (dont ask where.) so i was looking at the pics and there was 1 w/ ying and yang. but then there was also a yong. now im wonderin, wut the HECK is a yong??? is it like a he she or a god or sum thin??? cuz in no ying and yang r girl and boy, but wut the heck is yong??? if ya no, plzzzzzzz tell me cuz im soooooo lost.
blog 2 u later,
da best, Sajel
Added by Sajel on June 9, 2008 at 12:32pm —