As a saddle fitter, I get to see alot of different horses, and riding styles. I received a call from a woman who was in tears. Her horse had been getting more and more defiant, and that day was unrideable. He did not show outward signs of back soreness, but she had gone every other route to try to solve this problem, to no avail. When I saw the horse, he was in a bad way. On cross ties in the aisle, he was extremely nervous, to the point he was shaking. Examining the saddle on his back, I could… Continue
Added by erin wilson on August 28, 2008 at 7:30pm —
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Added by IceRyder on August 26, 2008 at 6:07pm —
Ok when I was asked to join it was due to a post regarding my rescue pony. So I thought I would bring the conversation over here and ask all of you to tell us about your rescue horse/pony and there story.
Here is my boys story...
Year and a half ago his dam and a few other horses where removed from a starvation situation. Few days after Animal Control removed them the mares where dropping foals on the ground. My boy (Titus) being one of them. He was actually a twin. The twin crossed… Continue
Added by Briana on August 25, 2008 at 10:20pm —
My husband grew this on his farm this year and it has been a WONDERFUL crop. It's got great points for those that have IR or Cushings horses. It's gluten free. Has low sugar count and NSC (Non-structured carbohydrates) of typically under 10%.
Would be interested to hear any response from anyone that has fed teff and there opinions on it.
Or even if anyone has questions on it. I'ld be glad to answer them (or find the answer) lol
Homestead Sporthorses… Continue
Added by Briana on August 25, 2008 at 10:08pm —
Added by Barnmice Admin on August 23, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Film Production Company Seeks Horses/Riders for WWI Documentary!
Males in good physical shape, between the ages of 18 and 29, skilled in riding and able to perform a series of different manoeuvres on the command of the Director are being sought to appear in a WWI documentary being filmed in Toronto in early September. You must provide a horse and all tack; the production company will provide all necessary period uniforms, boots, etc. Filming is expected to… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 22, 2008 at 1:25pm —
With the economy struggling the horse industry is taking a huge hit. So many horses are suffering because their owners can afford to properly take care of them, feed them let alone afford or even get hay. The market is saturated with horses for sale and no demand. You can't even give them away in some areas. In my area people are taking thier horses out to the desert and just turning them loose. Our brand inspector reported rounding up over 200 head last fall, most of them had brands.… Continue
Added by Cammy on August 21, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Added by Kathryn on August 19, 2008 at 5:00pm —
(Excerpt from Horse Sport)
Forty years after Canada earned its only Olympic Team show jumping medal, the Canadian team stood on the medal podium today.
Canada’s team captain, Ian Millar
, was daring last night in predicting a medal today. After the loss of Mac Cone’s mount, Ole, Canada lost the luxury of a drop score, in a contest where the best three scores count.… Continue
Added by Katherine on August 18, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I received a call for a saddle fit to a stable I had never been to. It was quite a long drive, and as I drove in the yard, my mood sank. The stable was an old rundown cow barn, and the yard was full of piles of junk. The owner was a grumpy old cowboy who walked with a limp. He gruffly agreed to show me the horse I had come to fit the saddle for, but I could tell he had little interest in helping me. As we walked to the stable door, I wondered about the condition of the animals inside. I got… Continue
Added by erin wilson on August 18, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Just finish my first rounds today and I’m going to make breakfast for myself. Beverly headed out over a half hour ago; she popped her head into the studio and waved goodbye as she was eating a peach. Liz is still in Sussex where she has been for the weekend.
Well, we did not get out on Sunday as I had planed but instead I made a really great salad for Beverly when she got home. The rest of the day was spent doing yard work.
Tomorrow I plan to get over to Chapters for a… Continue
Added by Steve MacDowall on August 18, 2008 at 8:15am —
I woke up early this morning to the sound of birds out side my window having an argument; is that possible.
The fog outside is so thick even the birds are undercover. Will the sun come out to play today; I ask?
I had set the alarm for around six but had forgotten. I was so relaxed but fully away thinking about the thinks I wanted to get done today. When the alarm did go off it caught me by surprise – it took me a moment to cancel the sound but it was too late to go back to that… Continue
Added by Steve MacDowall on August 16, 2008 at 7:42am —
Well, it has been pretty eventful working with Sky.
Monday, we went on our weekly trail ride
The kayaks were going to eat her, she was convinced of this. She's a very smart horse and she kept having to look back to make sure they either weren't there or weren't following her.
We did some hills, some galloping, some cantering, trotting, and all and all, had a great… Continue
Added by Heather on August 15, 2008 at 12:30am —
At www.HorseJobs.ca we have many people ask us about how they can progress in the equine industry or they are looking for ways to get back to doing what they really love....working with horses.
Like many of you, I started as a child, mucking stalls in return for a riding lessons or to pay off a lease on a riding school pony. Later I was mucking stalls to help pay for the stabling of our pony and so the barter system goes... Also like… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 14, 2008 at 9:08pm —
Hey i finally hav a horse!! His name is Teddy!! He is very handsome!!
He is still a prospect... but that is wat i love about Teddy! He will give me a challenge.. and that is wat i love about horseback riding! this is why i stayed wit it for six yrs!! Cause i love it!!! His showname is Worth The Wait!! Yay me!!!
Added by Taylor on August 14, 2008 at 3:00pm —
It’s going to be a long day at work today- a full day and I still have not finished the Thursday File that goes out tomorrow morning. I’ll have to work that out in between my calls today.
Had coffee yesterday at Starbucks with a good old chat with a friend.
Liz made a fantastic dinner for us last night. Lemon Basel Spaghetti with shrimps and scallops with veggies from the garden. This was toped of with a delightful chocolate dessert with Ice-cream.
I worked on… Continue
Added by Steve MacDowall on August 13, 2008 at 5:20am —
I woke up early this morning with a very bad migraine headache. I’ve take some medicine but it’s still pounding away.
I hope it’s going to be a good day out today. I only have one call to make this morning then I’m off until 1:30 for a full afternoon of work. I plan to go to Chapters/Starbucks and relax this morning and meet a few people and read or do some writing.
When I was growing up I would go up to my uncle’s place in northern Ontario and I would take long walks in the… Continue
Added by Steve MacDowall on August 12, 2008 at 6:12am —
A friend sent this in an email the other day, and it really tickled me:
Why do I like horses? I reckon I must be mad.
My mother wasn't horsey - And neither was my dad.
But the madness hit me early – and it hit me like a curse.
And I've never gotten better. In fact…I've gotten worse.
My stables are immaculate. My house is like a hovel.
Last year for my birthday - I got a brand new shovel.
I hardly read a paper - but I know who's… Continue
Added by Ottilie on August 12, 2008 at 4:10am —
I get up early most mornings but yesterday, Sunday I slept in. Saturday night I was up late watching old TV programs on DVDs; finally succumbing at 2am. Once up though I made breakfast for two – something simple - a beagle with cheese, egg and bacon. Beverly dropped me off at Chapters/Starbucks; she had to work. I read, drank coffee; actually laities and just relaxed. When she picked me up, we headed home. Around four, I made hamburgers on the BBQ along with onions, zucchini, cherry tomatoes,… Continue
Added by Steve MacDowall on August 11, 2008 at 2:18pm —
I work as a saddle fitter. My job is to make horses more comfortable in their every day work. As a result, I am on the road most of the time. I go to different stables, seeing the best, and the worst situations horses find themselves in.
I would like to share some of these stories with you, as the people, and the horses I meet are sometimes heart warming, sometimes heart breaking, but always interesting.
Added by erin wilson on August 11, 2008 at 11:11am —