So, two months ago I found a letter in my locker, giving me 30 days notice to find a new spot for my darling Maggie Mae. No reason given. Anyway, after my trainer and got over the shock, I set about finding new accomodations. I know a number of folks were freaked out on my behalf, but I have contingencies at any given time, there are at least two places I could arrive at in the middle of the night with a horse, no questions asked. I set about finding a place. I actually made a call to a…Continue
Raanger - number one splashing horse
The Last Ingredient
Hi BarnMice bloggers,
Hope everyone's having a great start to the Canada long weekend! To everyone competing this weekend at Dreamcrest Horse Trials and any other horse shows, best of luck :) Make sure to bring your sunscreen as it is going to be a hot one this weekend as well as your fly spray for your horses!
Reminding everyone about the Peter Menet clinic that is taking place in Uxbridge on July 15th. Peter is the designer of Amerigo saddles and has extensive knowledge in…Continue
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Clicker on the Trail
For those of you that have been following my adventures on Cole, you know that he is my clicker horse. I bought him as an unridden 4 year old, trained him for the saddle and headed down the trail. I have trained horses for trail before, of course, but Cole is the first horse that I have used a clicker to help me from the beginning.
I thought I would write a book on clicker training and trail riding, but then I realized I didn’t quite…Continue
Cathy's so right. This is so worth the read. Check out her new blog post!
THREE SURE FIRE WAYS TO SABOTAGE YOUR CONFIDENCE
Are you sabotaging your confidence? Are you in your own way? Take a look at these three ways to unconsciously, yet effectively, cut your own confidence off at the knees.
The Time Saboteur. The Time Saboteur never gives themselves enough time. They may be very generous to others with their time,…Continue
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Added by Bill Vander Brink on June 27, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments
I found this great article on Horse.com that I found pretty helpful. I hope someone else could use the information.
Not all horses need to wear shoes. In fact, some horses experience less hoof-related problems by going barefoot. The only drawback with a barefoot horse is the lack of hoof protection can sometimes lead to injury from hard surfaces, sharp stones, and other…Continue
Added by Tony Avisato on June 27, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Does your dog know the difference between the end of the world and fireworks? SmartPak shared this great canine blog with us and we wanted to pass it on to you!
4th of July or the End of the World: Does your dog know the difference? By Meghan Law
As horse and dog owners, we know that sometimes our animals’ fears can get the better of them,…
Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Another great Ask the Vet question from over at the SmartPak blog!
Ask the Vet: Weight Gain by Dr. Lydia Gray
Q: I have a warmblood walker cross gelding, 14 years old with good teeth that I cannot get weight on. He moved from VA to CO in October. He then proceeded to go from a body score of 7 to a body score of 4 in 3 months. I have tried the high fat…
Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Source: News Release/US Rider
USRider urges wildfire preparedness
LEXINGTON, Ky. – With massive wildfires scorching through hundreds of thousands of acres in the western U.S., USRider – national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners – urges equestrians and others to…Continue
Added by KatyM., Community News on June 26, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments
The Dire Birds of Doom
We had a nice spring, until the day before the Solstice, then wham, 90° F or above every day. No more springtime weather for us down here in the South.
On Wednesday I told Debbie I would not be able to do much more than a walk. As usual Mick was stiff right behind the saddle so I did my usual warm-up of gradual turns and the three speeds of the walk. After 15 minutes Debbie looked at my face and decided what I needed was to…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on June 24, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments
Being a horse trader…Continue
It’s official, Baker's is starting a weekly blog to update all equestrians on the latest and greatest news from one of your favourite equestrian suppliers. We will keep you informed on our new inventory, equestrian news, convention appearances and more. We are expanding our social media platform to make Bakers news more accessible and convenient for you.
We are pleased to inform you that we have an upcoming clinic with the renowned Peter Menet on July 15th, 2012 in Uxbridge,…Continue
The day Henrietta came to visit
Some years back, I boarded at a lovely facility in Erin just outside Hillsburg. Erin has to have one of the prettiest country sides I have ever seen. The facility was quite lovely, large arena, huge stalls and great paddocks for turn out. It even had its own "diet paddock" which I found quite interesting. Never heard it quite like that. I don't know why it was classified as such.…Continue
Check-out Cathy Rivers newest blog post! Often over-looked horsemanship lesson! Great info!
Cathy Rivers, www.bighorsedreams.com
June 19th 2012
At some point in your horse ownership life there will come a time when you won’t be able to make it home to feed the horses. Are you prepared? What if you can’t do feeding and chores for 2 weeks or more? Are you prepared? What if you are at the Emergency Room and…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on June 19, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Bobby is a Pony
After not being to get down off of Merlin without help I woke up last Sunday REALLY reluctant to ride him. I couldn’t get Shannon on the phone to tell her I had to switch to someone shorter for the summer, so I took two bridles and three girths out to the farm. Luckily I got there before Shannon had caught Merlin and she cheerfully agreed to let me ride Bobby, her British Riding Pony, who had been donated to her program because he had had ulcers. Turning…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on June 17, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments
Love! that Cathy Rivers is now offering that following:
Horses know exactly who you are. That’s a fact. So wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly who they are? Especially if you’re equestrian genre is competitive dressage? How about resolving – once and for all – the frustrating challenges in your horse’s training, as well as in your own, that’s keeping you both from the winner’s marks.
Cathy Rivers, holistic horse therapist, accomplished dressage…Continue
Added by Sarah Redfield on June 15, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
One day we see a horse. He’s beautiful and free, with an improbable balance of pride and humility. He seems comfortable with his perfection. Most people can just go on about their business…