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365 Days in Horse Country - Natural Homemade Fly Spray for Your Horse

July 2nd, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – Natural Homemade Fly Spray for Your Horse
 
 


Much to our chagrin, and the dismay of our horses, fly season is once again upon us.  At this time of year, many of us douse our beloved equine companions with ready-made, chemically based potions we pick-up at the tack shop.  While many of these may work, they also introduce our horses to a myriad of toxic constitue ...

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Horse Health and Basic First Aid

May 27th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Horse Health and Basic First Aid





It is with great pleasure that I draw your attention to another very worthwhile clinic.   This is a great opportunity to learn very valuable lessons from seasoned horsefolks.  Please consider availing yourself to all of the knowledge that the clinician is so willing to share.

This particular clinic is being hos ...

365 Days in Horse Country – The Percheron

April 1st, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – The Percheron

 

 

The ancestors of the Percheron, the French draft horse, existed long before the keeping of records.  They may have been horses dating to the Ice Age or horses the Romans used when they invaded Brittany some 2,000 years ago.  Whatever their origin, it is known that at some point mares of the Perche region of France made the acquaintance of ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Seabiscuit

March 7th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – Seabiscuit



One of the most well-known racehorses of all time was a little bay stallion named Seabiscuit.  A grandson of Man O’War, Seabiscuit began his career in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression.  He started out as unimpressive, and he didn’t really begin to come into his own until he went into training with Tom Smith.  Within a few years, Seabiscuit had ...

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Horse Health and Basic First Aid Clinic

February 21st, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Horse Health and Basic First Aid Clinic



It is with great pleasure that I draw your attention to another very worthwhile clinic.   This is a great opportunity to learn very valuable lessons from seasoned horsefolks.  Please consider availing yourself to all of the knowledge that the clinician is so willing to share.

This particular clinic is being ...

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Learning Theory and Horse Training Clinic

February 13th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Learning Theory and Horse Training Clinic





It is with great pleasure that I draw your attention to another very worthwhile clinic.   This is a great opportunity to learn very valuable lessons from seasoned horsefolks.  Please consider availing yourself to all of the knowledge that the clinician is so willing to share.

This particular clinic is being ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Ranch Sorting

January 24th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – Ranch Sorting

 

 


On cattle ranches throughout the West, the sorting of cattle takes place on a daily basis.  Like many ranching tasks involving horses and cattle, sorting has become a competitive activity.

Ranch sorting is a timed event that can be done by one rider, or by a team of two or three.  Eleven head of cattle are placed in a 50 or 60 foot (15.2 or 18 ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Ride a New Horse

January 17th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – Ride a New Horse

 

Horse owners have a habit of riding only their horse, and not surprisingly either.  Most people barely have time to ride their own horses, never mind someone else’s.  But it’s actually important to ride an unfamiliar horse now and then.  Here’s why:

  • Boost your confidence.  When you ride the same horse all the time, year after year, you get c ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Equus

January 10th, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – Equus






Horse lovers initially rejoiced when they heard a play about horses called “Equus” had opened on Broadway in the early 1970s.  Their rejoicing was soon replaced with disgust when they found out that the play was about a seventeen year old boy who deliberately blinds horses.

“Equus” became a huge sensation, even though it was disturbing, especially for p ...

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Daily Health and Basic First Aid

January 3rd, 2014

365 Days in Horse Country – ANNOUNCEMENT – Daily Health and Basic First Aid




What better way than to kick of the New Year with an annoucement of a horse clinic?!

It is with great pleasure that I draw your attention to another very worthwhile clinic.   This is a great opportunity to learn very valuable lessons from seasoned horsefolks.  Please consider availing yourself to all of the knowledge ...

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