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December 2009 Blog Posts (12)

New Mexico Story #1

8 years ago we had just moved here and were driving around getting the lay of the land. We were driving down a back road highway into Edgewood. There was a piece of card board stapled to a telephone pole like the ones we see all over. Sure enough the first line said "FOUND:". The rest of it said:

Call [phone number]

Added by Kathy Myers on December 30, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Happy New Year

Happy New Year every one.
We are into winter and what that means is that spring is only a couple of months away. And we can start our conditioning in earnest.
Isn't life good?

Added by Gary R. Brown on December 30, 2009 at 6:37am — No Comments

White Christmas

So everyone wants a white Christmas. Bah!! Well it is white here white on the ground, white sky, and white every where between. I can hardly see the barn and it is only a couple of hundred feet from the house. Merry Christmas.

Added by Gary R. Brown on December 25, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

New blogger in Endurance.Net

I'm Sorry if my English is less understandable, it's a bit rusty! I'm from the North of Norway, moving to the east of Norway in the summer 2010. In September I'm beginning my farrier education, in the town Fredrikstad. I have to horses, a pureblooded arabian mare and a Welsh Mountain gelding. Endurance is close to my heart and i'm looking forward getting more and more experience in both ridning and to judge.



Added by Ann-Kristin K. N. Myrslett on December 25, 2009 at 7:36am — No Comments

The Monty Hoof Saga

'Twas October 18, 2009. It's never a good thing to find a blood trail when going out to pet the mules. It's worse when you see the 1-2 foot stream of blood shooting from the pastern. I took Monty into the barn for a pressure wrap & some time indoors to make sure it worked. Thank God, it did. Later that night I changed him to a standing bandage without the pressure. I used only homemade saline to clean the wound. A very deep cut from barbwire, deep.…


Added by Marirose Six on December 19, 2009 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

This can mean just a tree line to break the wind, or a run-in shed for those that live outside year-round.

When it comes to preparing your senior equine for winter weather, small steps can go a long way to support your horse's health and comfort. Nathan Slovis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., shares some tips.

Shelter from the Storm If your older horse is going to be fully or partially turned out this winter, one of the most important things for them to have outside is shelter, Slovis said. This can mean just a tree line to break the wind, or a… Continue

Added by Lugansk on December 17, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

1 step forward, 3 steps back, Cha Cha Cha

My 4 yr old mare, Hula Mayya, is only my 2nd 'new' horse. And she's teaching me how much I don't know about riding :).

My 1st horse, Zoey, taught me many things, none I was too eager to find out really, but she was generous enough to offer me many training opportunities. My first year with her, I learned how to keep a horse from bolting out of the arena (lots of leg, a well timed crop, and stay agile enough to duck under a door frame when she dives out into the aisle). I also learned… Continue

Added by Cindy on December 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

horse insurance

Keeping your horse healthy is necessary in this sport. Would you guys recommend taking out some sort of Medical Insurance/Vet Insurance on your horse. Are there International Medical Insurance that might make more sense? I would love to hear from you all on this matter. We are not sure what the best route is. Any tips or advice welcome.

Added by Cindy Fallsen on December 13, 2009 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Stuck in Neutral - A Founder Saga

Why does this horse look so sad?

My 14 yr old horse Zoey, the prettiest, sweetest BEST horse in the world has had a rough year. Diagnosed with COPD (Heaves) in the early spring, then she got hit with a case of laminitis in April. She was improving from that, then one thing led to another, and she took a dive for the worse in August and ended up with a rotation of the coffin bone (2-4 degrees).

Since then it's been a… Continue

Added by Cindy on December 7, 2009 at 8:44pm — 5 Comments

Weed's Misadventure

If I recall correctly, this happened back in late September. (Read: sometime after late July, before October. ;)

The critters had been on walkabout for a few days when D. Weed determined that thay needed to come on home. You see, he had a meeting with Mr. Porcupine the night before. He knew he needed me to help pull the quills out. It actually took Chuck & I & a few well placed ropes & hobbles & a feed bucket secured to his face, but we got the job done.

I had already… Continue

Added by Marirose Six on December 7, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Under Saddle!

Yeah Chester! Before Thanksgiving, I got Chester started with his first ever "ride" with a little help from Dian (for holding) and Hubby (for taking pics and video). Chester was truly and angel the entire time, even though he was uncomfortable. I am very pleased with his… Continue

Added by Sally on December 7, 2009 at 3:23am — No Comments

Documentary "Arabian Silk: Horses of Endurance"

"Arabian Silk: Horses of Endurance" was a finalist at the 2009 Reno Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award in the Nevada Category.

This heart warming and intriguing film inspects the fastest growing equestrian discipline of Endurance Horse Racing. The story follows Roger, an endurance horse, through his life of racing and illuminates the powerful friendship between him and his rider, Jerry.

Trailers for the film can be viewed at… Continue

Added by Christine Lazzarini on December 1, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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