Monthly Archives: September 2017

Thrush can hide after you think it is gone!

OK, this has been a lesson for me! My mustang, Barney, had terrible thrush last year. My farrier and I thought that we had gotten rid of it. That was not the case as I just found out! Here’s a … Continue reading

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The hard, ugly, disgusting, truth about horses in the US

So many people want so desperately to prevent the slaughter of a horse. I understand that perfectly! Each year, thousands upon thousands of beautiful horses are sent off to slaughter. They are used for everything from dog food to human … Continue reading

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My horse freaks at any new thing… this time, it’s a different rope.

Alrighty then! Mr. “I ain’t gunna and you can’t make me” Barney is one of those horses that notices and reacts to every new thing. This time, it’s a different rope… yep, just a different rope. To you and me, … Continue reading

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Desensitizing my horse to falling objects

So, the other day I made the mistake of allowing the saddle to fall off of Barney…on the off side. He spooked badly, ran me over, and generally flipped out. The whole thing was avoidable but, I felt the need … Continue reading

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How to get run over by your horse

Well, once again, I have proven that horses can be dangerous animals. Today, I managed to spook my mustang Barney and he ran over me. The good part is that he managed to avoid stepping on me. Most horses won’t … Continue reading

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Riding my horse bit-less. Just his halter.

Well, after some serious consideration, I have decided to try going bit-less! I have a side pull bridle on order but, why wait? After getting Willy saddled up today, I decided to not put on his bridle but to simply … Continue reading

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Take that halter OFF of your horse!

Halters help us humans when working with out horses. We can attach lead lines, lunge lines, and even reins to a horse’s halter to work them on the ground or ride them out on the trail. But, when you’re done … Continue reading

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