Tobi's First Trail Ride

Hoofbeats Archive on May 13, 2010, 2:27 am

A few weeks ago Tobi got to participate in his first trail ride. It was a rough - almost scary start - but it turned out to be great.  Tobi was made for this.It was Sunday morning and the weather...
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Estimating a Horses Body Weight

Hoofbeats Archive on May 9, 2010, 1:26 am

Knowing a horse's body weight is essential for a number of recommended practices, including deworming and administering some vaccinations. However, the single greatest need for an accurate determination of a horse's weight is for its daily feeding.Various studies with horsemen...
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Horse Rescue's

Hoofbeats Archive on May 3, 2010, 7:00 am

I think I will either add a sidebar to Hoofbeats listing Horse Resue operations or maybe I will just publish a big list of same one of these days soon. I was trying to catch up on my sidebar links...
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Carnival of Horses!

Hoofbeats Archive on May 1, 2010, 6:00 am

Welcome to the May 1, 2010 edition of carnival of the horses. Paul and Gail Springer presents Leather-Flex Tree Endurance Saddle posted at PFL Inc.. enlightenedhorsemanship presents Science Friday: How “Natural” or Humane Are Equine Shock Collars? | enlightened...
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Horses and Hope

Hoofbeats Archive on April 30, 2010, 11:59 pm

Thank you Jane Beshear, for your efforts. Please, everyone, check out her website. Horses & Hope...
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Little Girls Pony Book Club

Hoofbeats Archive on April 29, 2010, 1:01 am

This website looks interesting.  Wish it had been around when I was a little girl.Pony!...
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Carnival of Horses

Hoofbeats Archive on April 27, 2010, 11:42 pm

Don't forget to visit the Carnival of Horse this Saturday May 1. It will be hosted right here at Hoofbeats so get up early and read and comment!...
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Political Prisoners - Being jailed without charges

Hoofbeats Archive on April 25, 2010, 7:00 am

HorseBack Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 4, April 2010, pp.12-13.HOUSTON, TX - A Nephi, Utah, government contractor was paid $697,359.00 for a Nevada roundup of wild horses in the Calico Mountains. The roundup was held against the advice of federal judge...
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Free Tobi!

Hoofbeats Archive on April 24, 2010, 7:00 am

Ever get frustrated at that smarty little kid that just HAS to show you that he can, even though you tell him not to? And, of course, that kid proves himself right and you are secretly proud of him.We fenced...
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Horse Slaughter

Hoofbeats Archive on April 23, 2010, 7:00 am

Thank you Sara (via Enlightened Horsemanship), for the link to this very interesting article.Horse Slaughter Atrocities...
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When I Am Old

Hoofbeats Archive on April 22, 2010, 7:41 pm

Courtesy of When I am an Old Horsewoman When I am an old Horsewoman I shall wear turquoise and diamonds, and a straw hat that doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my social security on red wine...
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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.....and Sleep....and Sleep.....

Hoofbeats Archive on April 17, 2010, 1:31 am

Golly, I sure hope Harmony doesn't fall on her face. These morning snoozes are SO serious! After Tobi and Harmony finish their grain and hay in the mornings, it is time for sleep. Not sleep at night sleep, not sleep...
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Family Dinner

Hoofbeats Archive on April 8, 2010, 7:00 am

They say that families that sit down together and have dinner at one table are a closer, stronger bonded family. I remember doing that as a kid. It would be me and Lynda, my Dad and his mother and father....
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Dressage Humor

Hoofbeats Archive on April 7, 2010, 3:06 am

Stolen from Victoria Lee Kings Crossing via Sara Reitsch on Facebook. Sorry! Of course more Dressage Diva Humor A Horse's View of the World Arena: Place where humans can take the fun out of forward motion. Bit: Means by which...
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Murphy's Horse Laws

Hoofbeats Archive on April 7, 2010, 12:37 am

Here is some thoughts Lynda put together a while back, I thought they are always fun to repeat. If you do a thorough check of your trailer before hauling, you can be assured that your truck will break down. There...
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Therapy Saddles

Hoofbeats Archive on April 3, 2010, 7:00 am

I just had to steal this verbaitum out of the April 2010 LoneStar Horse Report (vol. 28, Number 4, pp.26-29). I thought it was very interesting. APHF Launches Therapy Saddle Program Through the inspiration and help of two remarkable equestrians...
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Good things about Spring

Hoofbeats Archive on April 1, 2010, 5:17 pm

Knock, Knock "Hey! Hello!? Heeyy!" I'm just about to pull on my shorts, but I grab my robe instead and run downstairs. I open the door and it's Jimmy. "Hey, your horses are out on the road, they must have...
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Comment from R.T. Fitch's blog

Hoofbeats Archive on March 20, 2010, 3:15 pm

I just read this on HorseBack Magazine online, and had to share it with everyone. Being the Libra that I am, I guess I just like to know that things are fair (or at least making a sincere effort to...
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Scardy Horse

Hoofbeats Archive on March 17, 2010, 6:01 am

Art by Kerry Kelly...
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The beginning of the end

Hoofbeats Archive on March 16, 2010, 5:00 pm

A friend gives you a horse... You build a small shelter...$750 You fence in a paddock...$450 Purchase small truck to haul hay...$12,000 Purchase a 2 horse trailer...$2,800 Purchase 2nd horse...$2,500 Build larger shelter with storage...$2,000 More fencing...$1,200 Purchase 3rd horse...$3,000...
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