Sympathy and English Mints

Walter is a brave little pony.

But then, the “brave” is a special story, the “little” is a special story, and the “pony” is a special story. If I’m going to tell one, I might as well all three.

Walter was brave going in for colic surgery.

Well, wait a minute; I’m getting ahead of myself…let’s start at the beginning.

I was in need of a pony horse to use at the race track. (Pony horses usually have a little age on them, are stout, with mild dispositions, rugged bone and plenty of stamina.)

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Fly Spray Ingredients

I read product “ingredient” labels.

But reading the ingredient list on horse fly spray is like reading a foreign language.

What is that stuff? Well you better know…some ingredients are toxic, some are poisons and some are just irritating.

Some of the ingredients are natural, some are synthetic, some are repellents (provides a barrier or drives off insects) and some are insecticides (kills insects through contact, ingestion or inhalation).

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Meaningful Work

Rich isn’t good enough…so besides being financially successful you’ve also got to be happy.

For you, that means making a lot of money while you enjoy your horses.

To be rich and happy, the advice is always “do what you love doing.” I totally agree…but I like to add two other things. 1. Do meaningful work. 2. Do what others don’t want to do.

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Canine or Wolf Teeth

During a conversation with a new horse owner she casually mentioned her trainer had recommended she have the canine teeth removed from her mare. After asking a few questions I figured out either the trainer or she had the canine teeth confused with wolf teeth. This is a common mix-up.

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Cousins

Is “hippology” the study of hippos?

No, it is actually the study of horses! “Hippo” is Greek for “horse”. Despite the name, the hippopotamus and the horse are not even closely related.

Distant cousins who would show up at an Equidae family reunion (horses, zebras and asses) would be tapirs and rhinoceroses.

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Horse Training Philosophy

The training of horses is an exercise in love, for one does not succeed without loving both the challenge and the animal.

There are nearly as many theories on the training of a horse as there are trainers, but when closely examined, all the tricks, gimmicks, and miracles fade away, and one philosophy emerges, bright and clear and sure.

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Never Say “I Can’t”

If you’re going to make money with horses, you need confidence.

And a lack of self-confidence is one of the greatest deterrents to success.

Here are six ways to help you boost your confidence, which in turn will boost your income.

The first thing you must do is eliminate the words, “I can’t.”If you’re going to make money with horses, you need confidence.

And a lack of self-confidence is one of the greatest deterrents to success.

Here are six ways to help you boost your confidence, which in turn will boost your income.

The first thing you must do is eliminate the words, “I can’t.”

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Buying a Horse

When it comes to buying a horse, there must be at least a million ways to get stuck with a bad one and about five ways to get a good one.

To get a good horse, you have to use a little common sense. Emotion is the villain.

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