Category Archives: Riding

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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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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Wow what a weekend….

Saturday morning, I loaded Dusty and went to ride in the Relay for Life Benefit trail ride sponsored by the Cowboy Church of Marshall County. I *almost* left without a camera, but decided to try out a new harness that I bought from Amazon.com. The general idea is good, but being of the female persuasion, …

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Ride 3 on Buck …..

3rd ride on the Yeller Feller tonight. His personality is truly starting to come out. I’ve got to work him on standing still to be mounted. As soon as he feels you lift your right leg off the ground, he wants to walk off. I want him to stand still until the rider is firmly …

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