Added by Me & My Big Girl on August 31, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Your child will never misbehave again!
This video was sent to us from a reader (we didn’t get a chance to ask if it was ok to use their name prior to posting – but if the person who sent this to us sees this post and wants to de-anonymize themselves, go for it!). And let’s just say it, we’re all thinking…Continue
Added by Snarky Rider on August 31, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Lesson was moved to Tuesday night. We got to the barn early again and spent lots of time before our lesson grooming, doing round pen work and some ground work in the indoor arena. Cooper looked very good tonight, must be all this work we have been doing finally putting some muscle on him. He moved really good in the round pen and listened very well, doing transitions from trot and canter, and he was doing them much slower.
We were jogging 10 steps, whoa & back up, then moving off…Continue
You’ve seen it before (maybe you’ve been there yourself?) – the horse/human tug-of-war scenario:
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Once you know how to listen to your horse, a whole…Continue
Kelvins Prissy Chex is a solid built palomino mare by Doc Hollybug Gold, a son of AQHA point earner Barlon who also won NCHA money. This mare goes back to the greats of Doc Bar, Mr San Peppy, Hollywood Gold, and Bueno Chex. She is broke to ride, stands 15.2 plus and is over 1200…Continue
Added by Snarky Rider on August 30, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments
Isn't it crazy the lessons you can learn from horses? Just the other day I learned a really important one!
I have always wanted to show my horse. I thought this summer would be great to start. Everything seemed to work out quite lovely. I found a trailer to rent just down the road, I practiced with Comet every day and I picked out all the shows months in advance.
I spent a whole day with my friend (who would be my barn show hand) preparing for the show.…Continue
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There you will discover, what I believe, is the history of of the false 'on the bit' frame being presented in dressage.
Added by Horse Play on August 29, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Can't always have good days, have to throw in some bad for variety LOL
I was going to practice Lesson 8 on Saturday but things changed. I did some ground work inside then went outside because there was a nice breeze and would be no flies. It was hot in the indoor arena. He was jittery as soon as we went outside and I should have went back inside, but I didn't. The dogs at the next door neighbour, new people, were running loose and barking.
After I got on and walked around a bit…Continue
August is turning out to be an eventful month! First, my sympathy to all those on the East Coast who are suffering from Irene. Over here in Stanly County we were very fortunate, we just got clouds, some wind gusts and a tiny bit of rain. I feel sorry for all the people and domestic animals trying to deal with the enormous rainfall from this storm. May your houses, barns, paddocks and pastures drain off soon! How did the horses react to the earthquake in Virginia? We…Continue
******* This occurred yesterday - didn't have a chance to post - getting prepared for hurricane and other insanities! Please help if you can and forward to any who may be interested - Thank-you! *****
At 5:35 a.m. today I went out to feed all the horses here at Horse Play. When I went to the paddock…Continue
Added by Horse Play on August 27, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments
By Patti Bartsch, M.A., Ph.D. ~ www.NaturallyUnbridled.com
Have you ever had one of those days when you’re completely conscious of your underwear? You know, the elastic might be on its way out or the cut is just wrong and…Continue
Added by Patti Bartsch, Ph.D. on August 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
8th training Lesson and our 44th Ride together. I can't believe how far we have come in the 5 months we have been at Five Star Ranch!
Cooper was moving good, there were a few slips but I really think it's because he needs to build up his muscle and balance.
I had all his PC boots on again today and added the pretty blue breast collar. I also have a royal blue show saddle blanket, have to put it all on together somedayl
We rode indoors for our lesson, it's getting too…Continue
I admit it. I find mucking to be a near inspirational time; I simply do my best thinking while holding that fork. Today I was pondering a fairly gut-wrenching blog topic that has been haunting me, but it’s late August and there was an audible fly buzz that’s more than distracting- it’s nearly…Continue
… and you get 25 different answers!
This phenomenon is a well-known fact in the horse industry. Over the years, I’ve been approached time and again by people new to the horse world, in a mixed-up state of frustration and confusion. Who do they listen to? How can EVERYONE have a different way of doing something? Isn’t there a ‘standard’ method in the industry?
New horse owners go to look for a boarding barn and discover that every barn has a different feed…Continue
Everyone has a journey. You grow up, your parents do absolutely everything they can do to relish your talents and help you find something you love with all of your heart. Everyone has a passion. One thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning. One thing that makes you want to keep moving forward, even when the end of the tunnel is pitch black. That one thing will be on your mind for your entire life. No matter what life throws at you, you will always have that one special thing…Continue
Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
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Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Allergies & Skin Health
An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance in the environment, called an allergen. Although horses can become allergic to things they eat, inhale, or touch, insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH or "sweet itch") is…
Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments