Those Who Follow the Crowd Get Lost In It

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 4, 2011, 9:08 am


It’s been a ridiculously long time since I posted! Don’t you love when life gets in the way? Things have been great but incredibly busy – sorry for a lack of posting. I’ve been studying for exams of late and reading up on a psychological test by Solomon Asch, which proves how people can cave to peer pressure or give up on ideas because the majority think it isn’t possible. Ever done that? Coming up to the end of the financial year, you may be reassessing goals and priorities and what you
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Chancey of the Maury River - Equine Novel

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 4, 2011, 8:55 am


I should be receiving a copy of Chancey in the mail shortly, to read and review. Keep a look out for a review of this children’s horse novel by author Gigi Amateu… If you’re an author and would like your horse book reviewed, feel free to drop me a line (darquette_@hotmail.com). I’m always looking for more books that will be suitable for my expanding children’s equine library! “On the night that Chancey is born, a “fire star” races across the sky, a signal that a great
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Update EHV-1 Virus in Washington State - Good News



According to the evening news here tonight, the EHV-1 virus has officially been contained in our state. The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Washington state has remained at 8. The newscaster said that all eight of those horses were exposed in Utah and will continue to be under quarantine for several more weeks. I know there have been rumors that the virus had spread in Washington beyond those horses exposed at the Cutting Horse show in Utah. However, for the number to still be at 8 horses
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Update EHV-1 Virus in Washington State - Good News



According to the evening news here tonight, the EHV-1 virus has officially been contained in our state. The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Washington state has remained at 8. The newscaster said that all eight of those horses were exposed in Utah and will continue to be under quarantine for several more weeks. I know there have been rumors that the virus had spread in Washington beyond those horses exposed at the Cutting Horse show in Utah. However, for the number to still be at 8 horses
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Track and Field

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 3, 2011, 2:03 am


by Peanut, age 11 How many times has someone told you that you can’t do something you love? For me, quite a lot of times. An example of one of these times was today. We had track and field tryouts in our school. I have juvenile idiopathic arthritis in both wrists and one ankle. I was trying out for track and field whether my joints hurt or not. I was running for Gulliver, my old horse. He was sold a few months ago and yet he was still my best friend in the world. I was running because that
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The Rehabilitation of Storm...... Riding Solo........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 3, 2011, 12:16 am


Part 1By the time I got Storm off that section of trail I was ready to get on his back to see what I had. I knew he would be different with me astride because there has just been something different about him since I got him back. After feralwoman's comment about Storm lacking confidence, I'm beginning to wonder if maybe that is it. He sure had no confidence at all when he first got back here. He climbed the walls even in his stall and we'd put him back into the stall that used to be his so he'd
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The Rehabilitation of Storm...... Riding Solo........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 3, 2011, 12:16 am


Part 1By the time I got Storm off that section of trail I was ready to get on his back to see what I had. I knew he would be different with me astride because there has just been something different about him since I got him back. After feralwoman's comment about Storm lacking confidence, I'm beginning to wonder if maybe that is it. He sure had no confidence at all when he first got back here. He climbed the walls even in his stall and we'd put him back into the stall that used to be his so he'd
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Bugsy and Blaze

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 3, 2011, 12:13 am


Blaze is starting to show his personality more every day, here you can see how regal he can be.  Bugsy is very independent and curious like his daddy, and Blaze is more reserved.  They are starting to play together every day, especially in the late afternoon when it cools down.  Bugsy is now 8 weeks [...]
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ the Deer Trails........



Part 1Storm and I continued on up the little grassy knoll heading towards the woods. As I walked beside him, the Arabian stallion intensely studied his surroundings. What should have been an inquisitive walk in an open space looked more the horse had seen a bear or some other strange form of wild thing. Storm was not trusting one little thing about this walk to the woods.As we arrived at the fringe of the woods, I looked for the widest place to lead this horse through. I wanted him to experience
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The Rehabilitation of Storm........ the Deer Trails........



Part 1Storm and I continued on up the little grassy knoll heading towards the woods. As I walked beside him, the Arabian stallion intensely studied his surroundings. What should have been an inquisitive walk in an open space looked more the horse had seen a bear or some other strange form of wild thing. Storm was not trusting one little thing about this walk to the woods.As we arrived at the fringe of the woods, I looked for the widest place to lead this horse through. I wanted him to experience
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June 1-14, 2011: Buy natural products, support TREES' geezers!



Ferrell Hollow Farm (FHF) is a dedicated retirement farm in TN for senior horses over the age of 20, most of who arrive with special needs. In keeping with our passion to help as many senior horses across the country as possible, we have selected a non-profit sanctuary also dedicated to caring for senior horses to help! Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary (TREES) is a non-profit rescue located in VA. They are not your typical non-profit horse rescue organization though. Many of the residents
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......Back to the Trails.....



Part 1Ideally the best thing to do for Storm would have been to get him right back out on the trails the following day but as usual the weather was not cooperating with that plan. The winds were hollowing and the rain going sideways, not good for any kind of riding at the park.By the time the weather did cooperate I no longer had a friend available to ride Dandy. That meant if I was going to continue any kind of trail work with Storm I was going to have to do it on my own. Considering Storm's reaction
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......Back to the Trails.....



Part 1Ideally the best thing to do for Storm would have been to get him right back out on the trails the following day but as usual the weather was not cooperating with that plan. The winds were hollowing and the rain going sideways, not good for any kind of riding at the park.By the time the weather did cooperate I no longer had a friend available to ride Dandy. That meant if I was going to continue any kind of trail work with Storm I was going to have to do it on my own. Considering Storm's reaction
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The Rehabilitation of Storm....... Encountering a Troll.....



Part 1Behind the horse barns there are two large camping areas that are for a couple of snowbirds who spend their summer months helping out at the park. They come with their huge RV's and park for free in exchange for hours worked keeping the park in order in the summertime. These spaces have been personalized by the people living there, more like small backyards than camping spots, really, with a low rail fence perimeter on three sides with an opening at the back for easy access to the woods.To
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The Rehabilitation of Storm....... Encountering a Troll.....



Part 1Behind the horse barns there are two large camping areas that are for a couple of snowbirds who spend their summer months helping out at the park. They come with their huge RV's and park for free in exchange for hours worked keeping the park in order in the summertime. These spaces have been personalized by the people living there, more like small backyards than camping spots, really, with a low rail fence perimeter on three sides with an opening at the back for easy access to the woods.To
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War Heroes

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 30, 2011, 2:27 pm


by ddog777, age 13 Danger here, Danger there, Our war horses didn’t stop anywhere, Through battlefields over and yonder, Never once did they wander, War torn and battle worn, They brought us through, No, not another friend more true, We love and cherish our war heroes, Whether four legged or two. Second Boer War Horse Memorial — Located in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons More to read...Finding and Editing Horse Images
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To Horses, By a Horse: Honey… Again!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 30, 2011, 2:20 pm


by Leopard Appaloosa, age 11 —————— FOR HORSES EYES ONLY —————— Hay again every-horse! It’s Honey here. if you haven’t read my previous blog, I suggest you should — I had lots of positive comments about that blog, so I have decided to come back and tell you more! ********************************************** Wherever you are, you are probably being ridden a lot. If you don’t want to, then just follow these steps to NOT being ridden: Show your owner you are unfit
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A Little Holiday Weekend Murphy's



They say this weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. Well, you sure couldn't tell it here. It is so cool for this time of year. Ten degrees cooler than normal they say. The weather finally cooperated this afternoon with the rain stopping and I did feel some sun although I sure didn't see it. Even though it was late in the day, I put a few horses outside so they could play. You'd think doing it late like that the horses wouldn't have enough time to get into any trouble BUT when Dave went
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A Little Holiday Weekend Murphy's



They say this weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. Well, you sure couldn't tell it here. It is so cool for this time of year. Ten degrees cooler than normal they say. The weather finally cooperated this afternoon with the rain stopping and I did feel some sun although I sure didn't see it. Even though it was late in the day, I put a few horses outside so they could play. You'd think doing it late like that the horses wouldn't have enough time to get into any trouble BUT when Dave went
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Writing Non-Fiction

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 28, 2011, 7:31 pm


General submissions are open, and we hope to give our readers some great content to feed their love for horses! To help encourage more variety and originality, let’s talk about non-fiction… BE ORIGINAL  & TRUE. Non-fiction can be challenging and many authors struggle with how to make it original, particularly when writing something that incorporates fact and learning from other sources. Here are some tips to help get you on the right trail: Read articles with information to help
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