Horse Life Worries

Horse life worries

Sometimes horse life worries drive me nuts. This week I had to drive back to the barn to make sure I turned off the water (I had). It’s one of those every day things where you just can’t remember if you did it yesterday . . . or today. Same with latching the feed room […]

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Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Did you ever wonder how horses were cared for in ancient Japan — or more specifically, what ancient Japanese medical treatments for horses entailed? One of the people I follow on Facebook is the equine vet David Ramey, DVM, and he has made researching the history of horses and veterinary medicine an avocation. I read […]

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Go Virtual with Tevis

Go Virtual with Tevis

For the first time in the ride’s history, the Tevis Cup has been canceled — to keep the spirit of the ride alive, organizers have created a virtual event and are inviting fans to go virtual with Tevis. Look at it this way, this is probably the only year when you’ll have the chance to […]

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How Many Ways can a Saddle not Fit? Part #1

How many ways can a saddle not fit

How many ways can a saddle not fit a horse? It turns out there are many. In fact, there are probably more horses wearing saddles that don’t fit than which do. My evidence? Recently, I joined a saddle fitting group on Facebook. It’s a page where people post photos of their horse and saddle and […]

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Chincoteague Pony Auction Goes Online

Chincoteague Pony Auction goes online

This would have been the 95th year of the Chincoteague pony swim and auction, but 2020 will be remembered as the year when the Chincoteague Pony Auction went virtual. Like everything else this year, the pony auction will take place online. In fact, bidding for this year’s foals started on July 23rd and ends tomorrow, […]

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Maximum Security wins San Diego Handicap by a Nose

Maximum Security wins San Diego Handicap by a nose

In his first start since winning the Saudi Cup on Feb. 29th, Maximum Security has made a successful return to racing winning the San Diego Handicap by a nose. The colt has been under scrutiny for his past wins, after his previous trainer, Jason Servis, was arrested on federal criminal charges stemming from an FBI […]

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What not to eat

What not to eat

One of the problems of keeping my horses near a public trail is that passersby have no understanding of what horses shouldn’t eat. You’d think that people wouldn’t feed someone else’s horse — I mean, seriously, would you hand someone else’s kid a peanut butter sandwich? — but most people figure that horses in a […]

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Fun Face Masks for Equestrians

Face masks for equestrians

If we all have to wear masks for the foreseeable future, how about injecting some humor with fun face masks for equestrians. These clever reusable, cloth masks are from the “Horse Lovers” at Canystore.com. Imagine walking into your local grocery store wearing one of these! Even better, the masks are on sale right now for […]

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