Max returned to his owner 58 weeks after he was stolen!

Fourteen year old Kaitlynn Bilskie always believed that she would find her beloved horse Maximum Reflections (Max), a paint gelding that was stolen more on August 23, 2008 from his paddock in Illinois. On October 4th of this year her dream came true: Max was found in Springfield, Mo. Kim Gully had just responded to […]

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Can my car pull my trailer?

Back in the old days I remember that people pulled their horse trailers with their station wagons. That was before everyone decided that you needed a one-ton pick up (don’t think you can get away with a half ton or, god forbid, an SUV). Of course, there are dangers to pulling an overloaded trailer with […]

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Don’t forget to water your grounding poles!

While other folks are out watering their gardens in the morning, you’ll see me out in the pasture diligently watering the grounding rods for my electric fence. We’ve had a relatively dry spring and although I have two grounding poles daisy chained together for my fencing that are on a hill with fairly sandy soil. […]

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Sidelined and trying to see the glass as half full

Many of have been there. We train our horses and work toward a goal only to be sidelined by an injury at the last minute. Months of work and anticipation can thwarted by a lost shoe, a tweaked tendon, an episode of colic, or a rider injury. All of that anticipation and we’re left cursing. […]

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Equestrians make poor patients

Recently I read an article in http://www.thehorse.com, Injury Rehabilitation Underutilized by Equestrians, Researchers Say. Doctors at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, reviewed the records of patients over 16 years of age that were admitted to the Level 1 trauma center from 1995 to 2005. Basically, they found that many equestrians are bad patients who […]

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