Added by Anna Blake on March 15, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments
STEP BY STEP & COLORADO HORSE PARK FOUNDATIONS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR FAMILIES DISPLACED BY WALDO CANYON FIRES AT SUMMER IN ROCKIES SERIES
CHILDREN RECEIVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THANKS TO STEP BY STEP’S “SCHOOL IN A BACKPACK”
ONLINE INITIATIVE BEFORE FALL CLASSES BEGIN…Continue
Added by Sydney Masters on August 6, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
In the information age, Q and A columns , blogs, and on -line forums provide an buffet of answers to the questions horse owners have as they try to communicate with their 1000 lb., non-English speaking partners. The process of equine training and management can be puzzling. In in the horse world,…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on April 13, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments
When I'm trying to describe to someone why I enjoy my horses so much, I usually find myself describing the joy in the routine or simple tasks of feeding,…Continue
Added by Vicki Holmes on February 14, 2012 at 1:29am — No Comments
The Marlboro Man isn’t for me. He’s the strong and silent type- it might be a romantic image on film, but it doesn’t look like much fun in real life. He probably eats an unhealthy amount of meat, that’s a given. A legendary smoker- no way would I let him in my barn. I doubt we would share the same taste in horses, (or anything else.) A hug from the Marlboro Man would feel like carrying an arm load of sticks and cans- way too boney for my taste.
And wouldn’t the Marlboro Man be…Continue
It was big news when Moorlands Totalis sold last year. Zenyatta is due to foal soon and the press is waiting. I see Ravel had a big win in Florida recently. Well, I have some really big news for the horse…Continue
Winter doldrums: I’m dragging my feet all the way in from the arena, the ground is dry, the grass is dead and the wind is cold as a slap in the face. Maybe I have an Auld Lang Syne hangover. Mourning and a desire to hibernate go hand in hand in January. It seems we lose alot of…Continue
Horses are my life. As a person who is deeply involved in all aspects of the horse on a daily basis, I strive for a connection with each of them and work at understanding and communicating in a way that is fair, humane and encourages trust and connection. This stuff doesn't happen overnight (necessarily) - it…Continue
Added by Horse Play on December 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This is how you can tell there is a tourist in the barn: they keep their eyes on the ground and there’s lots of erratic tiptoeing. Some even squeal at the sight of manure. I call it Fecalphobia- an irrational fear of digestive waste. Thankfully, humans are the only species prone to the disease. (Nincompoops.) Everybody else is fine about bowel relief.
People who live with horses don’t get emotional about poop. It’s such a normal part of the day-to-day…Continue
We've taken in 93 Minis and ponies to date, and this is the first time we've had to put one down.
Warning - GRAPHIC - footage of injuries.
Added by Pipsqueak Paddocks on December 6, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
The equestrian world can seem kind of bi-polar. Some of us ride like headless (brainless) horsemen with little consciousness for our horse or surroundings. Some of us are such control freaks that we slow every walk stride and micro-manage our horse’s nose into being afraid to take a breath. Most of us are working towards a middle ground.
Dressage seems to attract riders who like…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on September 16, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments
The calendar changed and so did the weather. These first September days have been undeniably Fall- shorter, crisper and with a bit more oxygen in the air. The moon rules the prairie and this weekend is the Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox. I won’t say the word- but tick, tick, tick.
The horses didn’t need a calendar to know. There has been a break out of the Fall…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on September 9, 2011 at 8:15am — 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
Added by Horse Play on August 29, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
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
Originally posted on http://www.galsandhorses.blogspot.com/
As you can tell by the superlatives in the title, I'm about to go overboard. Much gushing about the Sainted Bay Mare will follow, so here's your warning to either pull on your waders or…Continue
Added by Me & My Big Girl on August 16, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments
The Running Horse
A Bi-monthly Newsletter from Horse Play…
Added by Horse Play on August 3, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
Originally posted on http://galsandhorses.blogspot.com/2011/07/first-sleep-away-show-ever-day-3-week.html
Added by Me & My Big Girl on July 27, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments
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