Don’t forget to Tick Check

Tick check

Even though winter weather has been ramping up, I’ve been finding ticks on the horses recently and am vigilant about removing them as soon as I find them. The problem is, I forgot to check me. This nasty little bug was on my back, probably for several days. Safely out of sight, heĀ  gorged himself […]

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A Very Tired Horse

Zelda yawning

Zelda was tuckered out after our ride yesterday. So was I. Although I’ve been riding regularly, I haven’t been out for a two hour ride for way too long. A few friends came over to join us on the trails and we had a great time gallivanting. The only downside is that it was too […]

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In Remembrance

Horse shoes are still found, 100 years later, by farmers and walkers in the area of fighting at Verdun in France. To still be finding so many shoes from the war horses, here hung on a farmers fence so many years after the event, is testament to the absolute carnage of this particular event. The […]

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Fleeing for their lives

Horses flee Camp Fire

Yet more wildfires are spreading through California, destroying homes and sending people and animals running for their lives. According to, the Camp Fire in Butte County is only 20% contained and has burned more than 100,000 acres. Twenty-three bodies have been found and many more people are missing. A good friend of mine lives […]

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Why I won’t go to Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire opened today in Massachusetts. For those of you not familiar with the annual event, EA is an exhibition, trade show, breed show extraordinaire. There are clinics and demonstrations. There are presentations and there is tons and tons of shopping. Springfield, where the event is held, is a shade under two hours away from […]

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I’m just glad to have a glass

I'm just glad to have a glass

The past few months have been filled with stress. Not just because of my own recovery, which is going well, but because my parents have had health issues. Some days there is so much to worry about that it pushes all the oxygen out of the room. Then I find time to slip away and […]

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Food as Medicine

Today we are going to take a break from our regularly scheduled equine programming to take a look at another species . . . one that many of you might have in your homes or barns. The house cat. But this is also tale (or should I say, tail?) that I believe can be applied […]

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