Category Archives: Horse Care

Bringing in Horses The Easy Way

It’s amazing what horses will do for food. Here’s my Curly Mustang “Baba” (dark bay horse with curly hair) and her pasture mate Rhythm (grey) coming in for dinner. These two make live really easy at feeding time. Baba always … Continue reading

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Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles

Here’s a link to an excellent guide for measuring and fitting Western saddles that was sent to me by Bill Healey (content writer for Horse.com). See: Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles (Horse.com). This guide is also very good for understanding … Continue reading

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The Equine Army (BBC World War I at Home Episode 10/11)

If you are interested in the cavalry experience of World War One, you have to watch this video.

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Information – Equine Event Permit Horse owners can apply for interstate health permit (North Carolina)

This specifically applies to North Carolina Horses (check with your state’s Department of Agriculture for your specific requirements). “Horse owners who frequently travel out of state with their animals for horse shows and festivals can take advantage of a new … Continue reading

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English Riding Supply Recalls “Happy Mouth” Wire Mouth Bits for Horses Due to Risk of Injury

A bit of consumer safety information someone passed on to me: “WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop … Continue reading

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Optimum times for grazing horses

Safest grazing times made easier “f your horses are prone to laminitis, or you just want to keep you gravel crunching barefoot horses striding out, then you really need to know the safest times to allow grazing, especially in the … Continue reading

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USEF places Gamma Aminobutyric acid on the Prohibited List

This is an interesting article about Gamma Aminobutyric acid and Carolina Gold. This is a ‘must read’. “This afternoon the USEF announced that it is going to stop playing dumb. They placed Gamma Aminobutyric acid on the Prohibited List, so … Continue reading

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Saving an Ex-Race Horse

Here’s an interesting video with an interesting story by Garnet Rogers (Brother of the late Stan Rogers, a great Canadian folk-artist). A very moving story and song to say the least. I beg those of you who are looking for … Continue reading

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The Story of Leader (so far)

Another good article contributed by Maj. Roger Hannington (Retired). THE STORY OF LEADER (so far) If you have ever read Horse Sense and Sensibility written under the nom-de-plume of Crascredo then you are probably showing your age but you may … Continue reading

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Contemplating Homing of an Ex-racehorse

Here is an interesting letter by Maj. Roger Harrington(ret) of the UK concerning the homing of ex-race horses. It contains some very enlightening information concerning what the potential recipient of an off the track thoroughbred (or any other breed used … Continue reading

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