Category Archives: horse

We have babies

  goat kids that is!  Currently the count is 17, but I have several nannies who are getting ready to deliver.  The ratio as of now is about 70% girls – which is good because I’m planning to keep females this time around to help build up the herd.  (I’ll be replacing the Buck before …

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The Great Helmet Debate

I just read and article today about a woman who was killed in a horseback riding accident. http://auburnjournal.com/detail/214849.html This made me think about all the people out there who won’t wear a helmet for whatever reason – and believe me there are MANY.  I have personally been guilty of using several excuses and occasionally get …

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My MHTA and Dusty……

In my last Jeffers order, I bought a new pair of barn boots in a lovely light blue with spots.  I tried them on for the first time this afternoon and they felt AWESOME.  So awesome in fact that I thought they gave me Magical Horse Training Abilities (hereafter known as MHTA).   Aren’t they pretty? This …

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The Big Crash

I’ve been wanting to get a harness and buggy of some sort for a while.  John the Mule is trained to pull and although I’ve never driven before, how hard could it be, right??   I picked up a harness that while it’s pretty, not very sturdy.  Black leather with little silver dots all over …

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The Farrier came this evening

and the big boys got shoes.  John the Mule tried to escape when I went into the house while we were waiting.  He *thought* that I was going to load them up and go somewhere.  Silly old man.  Wormy asked if I wanted to sell John because he’s got a fellow up in the Carolinas …

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It’s blanket time again

and I have to say I was SHOCKED at the difference in the way the blanket fits Buck now. Last spring when I pulled it for the final time, it still sort of hung on him. Sort of like a little kid with his Dad’s suit jacket on. But yesterday when we blanketed him, he …

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A fork in the road?

I guess maybe I’m a bit slow sometimes. It takes me a while to get around to thinking about stuff – especially when it’s so infernally hot outside, all I can think of is icebergs and cold cold sweet tea with lemon! *wink* Earlier this week, the thought hit me out of the blue – …

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A horse’s ‘Body Condition Score’

I am in no way an expert at this, but I thought I would share it with my friends who aren’t so well acquainted with how a horse in good health should look. This chart shows the body condition score system that is widely used in the horse industry. This second graphic shows the most …

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Buck the Rescue horse update

Well, as they used to say, he’s come a long way Baby. But the war is not won – yet. His weight is to an acceptable point, (in my eyes barely – but I’m used to riding a horse shaped like a sofa!). The heat of summer has brought his appetite down some, and the …

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Need help finding a home for my rescue horse Buck

Cross posting this everywhere – please pass on to friends who are horse people. Thanks I am looking at ways to cut monthly costs. Right now I’m spending roughly $100 a month on feed alone for him. Ideally, I would like him to go to a home where he will have his own paddock area, …

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