Turnout, Turnout, Turnout

Turnout turnout turnout

While the mantra for real estate success may be location, location, location, when it comes to horses I think the most important element of a boarding facility is turnout. Like pasta, horses need space to move around. It’s good for their joints and good for their minds. My horses are extremely lucky (IMO), as they […]

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Christmas Day Shenanigans

We had a warm, wet, blustery Christmas. Because of the rain, the horses had been kept in their individual turnouts. When it cleared on Christmas day, I let Zelda and Curly out for a bit to stretch their legs. Here’s a few seconds of their shenanigans. I always have mixed feelings about turning out when […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

It’s always nice to see the happy, smiling faces of your horses when you drive up to the barn. The problem I had yesterday is that Freedom and Zelda are not turned out together. At least they are not supposed to be in the same pasture. And up until now, they never have been. However, […]

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The escape artist

Charlie joined our small herd at the beginning of January. He’s a sweet horse who took the move with great equanimity. Whenever we bring a new horse on property, we introduce them slowly. Typically, they spend some time in their own paddock, where they can touch noses with the other horses and get used to […]

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Does your horse like turnout?

The first night I had Freedom was the last night he spent in a stall. When I came to check on him the next morning, I found that he had weaved so much with his head over the Dutch door that he’d rubbed a bloody spot on his neck. That was it. I turned him […]

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Every horse needs a turnout buddy

Back in September I published a photo of a rocking horse that I pass when I drive my son to school (Out to Pasture). There was something poignant about the toy horse out alone in the field. Imagine my surprise when about a month ago I found that the horse now has a friend. This […]

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