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A Buck
November 14, 2017
Don Blazer

It’s hard to save a buck these days.
It can be done, but to do it, you have to spend money.
Don’t buy cheap horses or cheap tack. Both always turn out to be more expensive in the long run.
Over the years, the initial price of the horse will be the least...

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Don Blazer
October 10, 2017
Don Blazer

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that out of every 1,000 horses, 999 are smarter than the person riding them.

We give the horse credit for having the mentality of a three-year-old child. We don’t give them enough credit for being “consistent and reasonable...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
Chariot
August 11, 2017
Don Blazer

A little more than 10,000 years ago—give or take a 1,000 years—one cave man said to another, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.” So they did.

First man just ate horses. Later he discovered he could keep lame mares and milk them. That was the beginning of the meat...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
Don and Walter
July 10, 2017
Don Blazer

A Horse, Of Course

Why is it these days that whenever a clinician tells a rider, "the most important way of communicating is….” - he or she always has a communication device to sell?

           Or "the most important means of communication is" some kind of...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
June 13, 2017
Don Blazer

The question of whether or not to supplement a horse with vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, amino acids or nutraceuticals will be asked and answered 100,000 times today.

The answer in 99,999 cases will be accepted or rejected strictly on whether or not it was the...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
Don Blazer
May 16, 2017
Don Blazer

A Horse, Of Course
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Don’t Let Your Horse Get Thrush

In the world of horses, thrush is not a songbird. It’s a dirty bird.
Thrush is an unhealthy condition of the hoof which is most frequently blamed on a dirty stall. It ought to...

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Don Blazer
April 24, 2017
Don Blazer

A Horse, Of Course
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Don Blazer

Don’t Be a Horse Whisperer

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m the strong, silent type.

When it comes to horses, big mistake.

Horses don’t want you to be too strong. If you go macho-man, one of two bad...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
April 5, 2017
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A Horse, Of Course
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Don Blazer

In Defense of the Horse

Not all horse trainers are good, and not all are bad.
But all get blamed at one time or another for something they have no control over – the horse which simply can’t win in the show...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
Don with Sox
January 18, 2017
Don Blazer

A Horse, Of Course
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Don Blazer

Leather Care

A little lather is good for leather.
I’m glad it only takes a little lather, because cleaning leather tack is not one of my favorite jobs. It’s always one of those must do jobs.
Tack that...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer
Don and Walter
October 25, 2016
Don Blazer

A Horse, Of Course
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Don Blazer

The Roman Empire owes the horseshoe.
There’s no doubt about it. Without the horseshoe there would never have been a Roman Empire. Oh, there might have been a good-sized Roman state, or even a major sphere of...

A Horse of Course, Don Blazer