One of the by-products of feeding horses is manure. The quality, quantity and frequency of production should be of concern to every horse owner.Read More
For many people, the end of October is considered the traditional end of the trail riding season and the beginning of next season’s planning. To help in your planning, I wrote to the Director of State Parks in each state and asked if they were opening any new trails or had plans to close any riding trails in their parks in the upcoming year.Read More
The definition of “trust” is to have confidence in something or believe in someone.
We are entrusted to care for our horses – to train with compassion and provide for their needs.
We trust others to provide us education, services and products to aid us in caring for our horses.
Protect valuables from theft and contamination.
Horse owners are discovering a trip to the feed store requires an armed guard.
But once the edible “gold” is safely transported to the stable, how is it protected and stored?
The mare lived in the perfect home – balanced diet, access to good quality forage, fresh clean water always available, adequate exercise and turn-out time with her friends; vaccinations were kept up-to-date, the farrier came on a regular schedule,Read More
As we are in the height of the travel season, I wanted to share two tips that may save you money and make you a lot safer in your travels.
A few days ago when we were riding on the famous Chisholm Cattle Trail in Kansas, I took another rider to town to fill their propane tanks. They wanted to do an ‘exchange’ of tanks.
Did you pay too much for your saddle? Or did you get a bargain?
Only you can answer; but maybe you don’t want to know. Ignorance is bliss so they say, and in this instance, it may be best to simply enjoy a state of blissfulness.
The 1916 United States Department of Agriculture book “Diseases of the Horse” describes how the roundworm affects the growth and health of horses – unthriftiness, diarrhea or constipation, colic and respiratory problems. Recommended treatment compounds were tartar emetic, turpentine or carbon bisulphid for the removal of the parasite.Read More