Summer is here and the horses are in heaven

Enjoying the grass

Summer is here and the girls are enjoying their time out on the grass. At the end of the day they wait patiently at the gate to be allowed on to graze. They are good about it, though. Grain still trumps grass so they come back when it’s dinner time. This really looks like horse […]

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Horses are good for your soul

This article, Horses, Depression, and Me: How Riding Changed my Life, came up in my news feed today. Not that the idea came as a shock. Horses are good therapy. They are great listeners, they are always glad to see you (if you are the person who feeds them) and they are willing to work […]

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Two Hearts Beat as One

Do you have a special bond with your horse? New research shows that the concept of a “heart horse” may be more accurate than you think. Marcel Montañez, an associate professor and associate department head in NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ Family and Consumer Sciences Department, wants to explore that bond between […]

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A Slip of the Tongue

I’ve always noticed that my horses show some good releases when they are being shod. They may not enjoy the shoeing, but they appreciate the stretches. But none of them have shown quite the reaction that Dandy did. My farrier and I had some good laughs over his faces. He gave some huge  yawns and […]

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Horse Selfie

While waiting for his glue on shoes to set this morning, Freedom was playing with my phone. Of course, he wanted a selfie.  His nose is very cute.

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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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10 years later

Kronefurst

The universe is messing with me today. You know how Facebook brings up old posts? Well Shutterfly does it with photos. The ones they served up to me today, were of my beautiful Trakehner gelding, Kronefust. He was already on my mind. Earlier this week I took photos at a hunt — the last territory […]

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