Putting together a first aid kit

With a rash of minor injuries at the barn lately it’s caused me to look carefully at our communal supplies. Having essential supplies at hand can make a difference when your horse is uncomfortable or injured and you can save money by ordering essentials in bulk and certainly it’s better to have them on hand […]

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How hard does your horse work?

I’ve always thought that my horses have had pretty easy lives. Five or six days a week I ask them to carry me around for an hour or two. Sometimes that ride is just an amble; other times it involves galloping and jumping. But still, that’s not much. I wish that my workday was so, […]

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Horse Massage: Will your Horse do This?

I’ve written before about how to massage your horse. I’m a big fan of Jim Masterson’s DVD. But I’ve never before seen a video of a horse massaging a human. I need to teach my boy how to do this!

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Get it in Writing! The Importance of Contracts

Every few weeks I read about an equine-related transaction gone wrong: someone free leases their horse and later finds the horse (and the lessee) is gone with no forwarding address; a leased horse is injured requiring thousands of dollars in vet bills and several months of layup and the lessee wants to return it; someone […]

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I’ve Been Honored with a Thinking Blogger Award!

I am very honored to have been nominated for a Thinking Blogger Award by Kim at Enlightened Horsemanship Through Touch. I’m flattered to that Kim likes my blog enough to send me this award, but I’m double flattered to receive it from her. I really enjoy reading Kim’s blog because she is one of the […]

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The Warmth of a Horse

This seems an appropriate way to start the day here in Massachusetts given that we had our first snow of the season overnight. I saw this poem on the Chronicle of the Horse Forums but a reader let me know that it originally appeared in the February 2006 issue of FresNotes, the monthly newsletter of […]

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