Amazing Breeze is a sweet 3 year old mare who has never been raced. She is a lovely, quiet mare that will be suitable for any discipline. Breeze currently stands at 15.3hh and has been working well under saddle.…
Added by Adena Springs Retirement Program on July 21, 2012 at 10:39am —
King Rush is a handsome 16.3hh bay gelding. He had a year off from work where he lived his life grazing in a large field. King is now currently back in work under saddle and is becoming stronger by the day. He is ridden at walk, trot and canter with ease. Would be suitable as a hack/pleasure horse.…
Added by Adena Springs Retirement Program on July 21, 2012 at 10:28am —
Gypsy Eyes is a sound eleven year old chestnut TB mare standing approx 16.1hh. Gypsy was found discarded by her previous owner after having a couple of foals and rescued by Adena Springs Retirement Program this past fall (she is no longer suitable for breeding). She her rescue Gypsy has been in training with the program and has been going under tack walk, trot and canter. She is a kind, friendly and loving mare who deserves a… Continue
Added by Adena Springs Retirement Program on June 7, 2012 at 5:21pm —
When I first heard this song by Marie-Lynn Hammond, I found there was so much I could relate to that I contacted her to let her know how much I enjoyed the song. I have had my very own chestnut mare for… Continue
Added by Kathy on January 15, 2012 at 1:11pm —
This horse is a very special soul – she works miracles for our non profit Spring Reins of Life with at risk youth and war veterans. She is caught in the cross fire of a very sudden surprise of farm foreclosure – once we have some runway time our nonprofit can budget and fund-raise for her care…however in this time crunch we need the support to cover her costs and special needs so that she can remain with us, in our… Continue
Added by Christianna Capra on November 30, 2011 at 2:24pm —
Lately, I am discovering I like mares more and more. They are so NOT like most of us humans. They have a refreshing honesty. “If you aren’t going to drive the bus, get out of my way and I’ll do it.” Succinct, blunt and clean with her intention- a mare will get the job done.
Thank you. Bluntness is a gift after so much of passive aggressive chatter like, “Honey,… Continue
Added by Anna Blake on September 2, 2011 at 8:34am —
Who Am I This Time is the name of a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut and made into a film with Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon. It’s a quirky story about two people of very different and uncomfortable personalities -who fall in love while acting in a community theater production of Streetcar. (Hear Walken’s painfully shy, tongue-tied character… Continue
Added by Anna Blake on May 27, 2011 at 7:58am —
First, let me send my sympathies for all of you affected by the wildfires, droughts, floods, tornados, earthquakes and other disasters.
I was not in my best riding form this week since I'm on an antibiotic. My feet feel sort of like they are not attached to me. My balance is not at its best either. In spite of this I had some amazing rides, well amazing rides for me. As usual I was… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on May 1, 2011 at 12:43pm —
It is well known that a prejudice exists in the showjumping world against mares and it is not without some cause. Mares can be harder to ride, more highly strung and sensitive, and much more likely to accept suggestions rather than demands from a rider. While it is true that mares do not suit all riders, and few beginners, riders aiming at higher levels should not overlook them. That renowned sensitivity for which mares are famous can be channeled into carefulness with…
Added by chris hickey on April 28, 2011 at 10:33am —
Normally at this time of year I am happily riding in a bit, but with the horrible cold I had two months ago my hands are not currently good enough to ride with a bit. I was not looking forward to riding bitless because, face it, riding bitless in all the different types of bitless systems I've used, I NEVER got the type of results that I expect with a bit. The obedience was fine, but I was missing the subtlety of the bit, the ability to make all those tiny… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on April 17, 2011 at 2:30pm —
On May 1, 1912 four young men placed their feet in the stirrups of saddles and rode into Continue
history. The Overland Westerners were a group of four men that were seeking
fame and fortune only to travel…
Added by Jennifer F on April 15, 2011 at 12:56am —
It's foaling season at Sweetwater Ranch. One of my clients bought a lovely dressage mare by Olympic Ferro already bred to Grannius II - and I covered two of my own mares with Louie. So, this year I will get to see what he produces, and we already have one foal on the ground. He has been named Sweetwater's Alliance - barn name Lance - and he is lovely with good straight legs, up on his pasterns and nice feet all around. And BIG. In fact, Dr Marteney said he is the biggest foal he has… Continue
Added by Monica Whitmer on April 8, 2011 at 10:30am —
Traditionally speaking, you’ve heard that a mare can only have one foal at a time. Maybe two if you’re lucky. But SIX?! With advancements in breeding, it’s now possible for a mare to have up to six foals in a year’s time. How? An embryo transfer.
An embryo transfer occurs after a mare has been bred to a stallion or artificially inseminated. Approximately nine days after the conception, the fertilized egg is then removed either surgically or flushed out and then placed in a “carrier… Continue
Added by The HorseLady Blog on March 8, 2011 at 5:27pm —
I was asked once, where I wanted to go with horses and what I wanted to learn. My reply was that I wanted to be able to work with horses and pay my bills that way. I dont care about getting rich, all I want to do is get by while doing what I love.
I think my answer was amusing b/c this person repeated it to another person like I told her the funniest joke and she just had to share it. I must say that that made me feel about an inch tall but I refuse to let that get me down… Continue
Added by Amanda Hoss on October 11, 2010 at 11:34pm —
Typical for southern Alberta, nothing is typical in weather. So, this weekend we had 25C and 22C or so. And after the crappy summer we had, I HAD to get outside with little Maggie.
Friday was work in the arena, 25 minutes because that's as long as I could be VERY specific and demanding with her about being forward and answering the aids promptly. She did well. This was my first ride after my trainer was on her Wednesday.
Saturday, pure decadence, I went and… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on September 26, 2010 at 10:21pm —
I've been on vacation, and that was quite nice. After the long weekend I took my mare down to Lethbridge (plus 3 cats), to visit Mom and Dad and the other three horses. My big girl is great in the trailer, but every time I put her in, I worry. I suspect part of it is just me being a worrier, part of it is that I've had some tires blow with her in the trailer, and had to change them. Now that went well, and I have a full set of new tires on the trailer (please people, after 5 or 6 years, just… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on September 18, 2010 at 12:38pm —
Well, my little Havoc is adorable and home. He's scraped a bunch of hair off of his face, lord only knows how. He's happily ensconced in his paddock with his momma, and he goes out in the field with momma and Auntie Cass. He now gets just the tiniest bit of pellets because he can't share his Mom's food, and thinks he's hot stuff with his very own bucket of goodies. And he munches hay with Mom, looking very serious about the whole thing.
He's such a saucy thing. He does NOT… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on August 4, 2010 at 12:17am —
Well, our mare delivered unto us a very adorable little boy on July 6. True to the adage that mares are cagey, at 9:30 pm the milk didn't test like she was imminent, she didn't look quite right, 11pm I get the call that the colt is on the ground. After a very tiring 2 hour drive down, I was pretty awake when I saw the little guy.
Momma was a maiden, delivery was easy, but she wasn't sure what she was supposed… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on July 20, 2010 at 2:47pm —
Week of July 19th Through July 25th
July 20th, 1946 - Misty of Chincoteague, the mare after which Marguerite Henry wrote her famous book, was born. Misty was born on Assateague Island and was a palomino pinto Continue
with a marking in the shape of the United States on her side. Marguerite
Henry traveled to Chincoteague in search of inspiration for a children’s…
Added by Paige Cerulli on July 19, 2010 at 7:30am —
And Tabourba Came Down Like The Wolf On The Fold . . . Continue
Some people started riding on a laid back, seen it all before riding school hack. The kind of horse who is willing to forgive a learner’s clumsy scramble into the saddle, and does his best to interpret muddled signals from reins and legs, as the novice tries to put shouted instructions into practise. A horse who takes his succession of…
Added by Jack Enright on July 18, 2010 at 6:47am —