Another Day Rolls By.................

MidWestHorse Archive on September 24, 2009, 6:15 pm

Loved the unusual sunrise in the fog.............Look at the state of these mud packed girls..........Gads! Better get to cleaning.Boys practicing the fish catching net................... LOL!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Are Ya Ready?

MidWestHorse Archive on September 23, 2009, 1:32 pm

Now is the time of year to get start to get ready for the winter months, Here's a list of things to do at this farm, anyway. Feel free to add anything I may have forgotten. 1) Last month, I actually did this, cleaned the horse blankets, which wasn't easy, however, I did it to the best of my ability and brought blankets upstairs and sprayed outside of blankets with Scotch Guard, figured it wouldn't hurt and may help to repel the wetness. Always worry about that since my blankets are a couple of
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Gloomy Tuesday..........

MidWestHorse Archive on September 22, 2009, 4:40 pm

Follow the leader out to the pasture...................Can you guess what Kola was doing, LOL, when you gotto go , you gotto go!Heading to the far end!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Scenes From This Morning..............

MidWestHorse Archive on September 17, 2009, 2:06 pm

Spot, who very rarely looks at the camera.............Mina sniffing the last of my flowers....................Breakfast has been served...................Early morning grooming session, though my dirty window..........And we've switched sides......................Goofball! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A Couple Of Video Clips Of The Girls Enjoying Freedom

MidWestHorse Archive on September 13, 2009, 2:20 pm

Because I work the weekends, the girls don't get their pasture time as it just isn't possible while I sleep during the day, so I knew this morning they'd be "chomping at the bit" so to speak, to get out there. It always cracks me up, the difference in the way they move and they have to have a romp before settling down to start on the grass.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A Few More Pics Of The Fair

MidWestHorse Archive on September 10, 2009, 1:45 pm

Stephen's T-shirt........... Look closely & read........Norwegian Fjord, Steve's favorite.This Grulla was gorgeous. Hard to tell, but had amazing zebra sripes on his legs, not to mention he was pretty fast in the arena.For my speed demon friends...........Loved this Perlino boy with blues eyes.He was tired, said, "I'm done, can we go home yet?"For my Appy lovin' friends..................Practicing for an English class..........And good old fashioned Demolition Derby.........It was hilarious!Please
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High Alert To Noisy Children.........

MidWestHorse Archive on September 8, 2009, 5:22 pm

Got some good pics of the girls yesterday when I let them out in the pasture. The neighbor's Grandchildren were making a ruckus yesterday morning. Thankfully, they've all gone back to their homes. Interesting tidbit, will have to talk with neighbor Art, as we found out from one child and his Dad, when they came to visit the animals while Steve was out working on the truck, that Grandpa Art has encouraged these boys to go in and "slap" the horses on the butt. Stephen set them straight yesterday,
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This Was Put Up On Facebook By One Of Our Blogger Friends

MidWestHorse Archive on September 7, 2009, 2:52 pm

Linda from "The Mane Point". And I too have MS, and have briefly mentioned it in reference to my balance, thought this was really good. You'll have to pause my playlist, sorry...........Not to mention the once a week IM injection of 24 hour flu-like symptoms I get.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A Little Bit Of.......................

MidWestHorse Archive on September 5, 2009, 12:46 pm

Steve & I at the Walworth County Fair, just before the Craig Morgan concert.All I have to say is Craig Morgan is awesome live!Is it any wonder why Welsh men wear wellies? Ummm.........The animal whisperer.........Look at the two dudes laughing at me getting sheep kisses!He is a big draft stallion, pretty boy!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Thanks All...........

MidWestHorse Archive on September 3, 2009, 5:27 pm

For the well wishes........I'm a lot less stressed now that the interview is over and it went, well, weird. Too long to explain, but the wheels of Immigration have begun turning again and all that work I did, they did not want. She said clearly we are married still and it's been long enough and she will work hard to get things together, so hopefully soon, Stephen will have his green card. Then a trip to DC to the British consulate to get him a new passport. As for work, Phooey, they can stick it
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Need To Vent.................

MidWestHorse Archive on September 1, 2009, 9:24 pm

Recently, I suffered a slight setback in my MS, probably brought on by the flu, more than likely the H1N1 flu as it hard and almost 4 weeks later, I'm still recovering. This literally has knocked me off balance even more than usual and prompted a visit with my Neurologist and subsequently another MRI needed to be scheduled, part of way it is, I'm afraid. Under law, I'm allowed to take FMLA, of which I did. The day I called into work, I said I would be taking FMLA, I then called Employee Health and
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Meet Mr. Red Fox.........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 30, 2009, 7:53 pm

Friday afternoon, early evening as I was getting ready to leave for work, Stephen and I spotted this little fellow. He stuck around for quite awhile. Decided to eat at the horse apple buffet, poop in the training pen, pee in the training pen and proceed to do the butt scoot boogie there as well, all while the horses were eating in the barn area. The goats watched him intently, the horses saw that he was there, but didn't seem to care. Now, I know we have fox in the area, however, this was the first
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Roast Goat For Dinner

MidWestHorse Archive on August 23, 2009, 6:17 pm

It was this close [---]Here is my story let this be a lesson to those thinking of keeping goats1. 9:30 look out office window to check horses OK and the boys ( Terrible Trio ) Herman , Poomba and Itty Bitty in the paddock with the girls. ( Callie sleeping as she worked last night.2. 9:45 Goats back in Pen beginning to make repairs to fence they have broken down.3. 9:55 Pop in garage and over to the truck to see if any spare Bungee Cords as temp solution.4. 10:05 Still looking for bungee cords and
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Labor Day Weekend Sweet and Bitter !

MidWestHorse Archive on August 22, 2009, 2:43 pm

SWEETOne of Callie's and I favorite places to go each year is the Walworth County Fair which this year celebrates 160 years from September 2nd to September 7th. If the acts appearing are good ( They are free part of the entrance fee which this year costs $30.00 for a season pass ( 6 days ). As well as hundreds of horses which Callie insists we visit every day we go ( EVERY HORSE BARN OF WHICH THERE ARE 8 ) including draft horses, there are Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Cows, Geese etc. etc. plus
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Rainbows & Pretty Girls............

MidWestHorse Archive on August 20, 2009, 12:31 am

It's so very hard to get horses to pose in front of the beautiful rainbow outdoors, once you've run into the house to grab your camera and run back down the stairs hoping the horses were in the same position they were when you drove up to the house, only to find they have given up on you and gone back to munching what's left of their dinner.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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MidWestHorse Archive on August 18, 2009, 8:41 pm

Funny enough, last night, Stephen and I took Zoe, her two roommates, Brandon & Rich, Brandon's little brother and Mother to the Long Horn Steak House for dinner last night after getting these kids moved into their apartment and in the parking lot at dusk was a tree full of oddly sounding creatures. Birds? We thought at first, but NO, they were bats, 100's of them. So Stephen and I like little children scared out of the tree and into the next tree in this parking lot, back and forth they went.
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Loaded Up & Truckin'

MidWestHorse Archive on August 16, 2009, 7:37 pm

Well, It's time to head back to Missouri with said child brat. Back to University first thing in the morning, only it's west bound from here........with a cat in the backseat.............Ugh! Now where's my CB Radio. Call name, what do ya thinnk? Cherry Four Wheeler? Strawberry Poptart? LOL!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Kola's Exam

MidWestHorse Archive on August 12, 2009, 8:45 pm

Well, Vet came out with an assistant today to do the lameness test. I gave her a copy of Kola's original Vet check when we purchased her in 2006 as a starting point. It was difficult to come to any conclusions because of her conformation, the fact that she is a gaited horse and of course when we lunged her, that muscle that had acted up before, beginning all of this and even as recent as yesterday when Jeremiah checked her after a trim, today, it didn't seem to act up. Spine was good, stifles and
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Another Update on Kola................

MidWestHorse Archive on August 10, 2009, 5:16 pm

Of course, this morning, Miss Kola seems to be back to normal. I spoke to Vet on phone and who knows , could be a number of things. So I've made an appointment for Wednesday for lameness exam. They'll bring the X-Ray machine as well. Want to get her trimmed before then and hoping Jeremiah can fit me in. She just sprinted out to the pasture without any problems, high steppin' as normal. WTH? New name for Miss Kola will be Miss Pansy Priss!Please visit for
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Yesterday's Storm.............

MidWestHorse Archive on August 10, 2009, 2:02 pm

Just a few pics of yesterday's storm rolling through, pretty impressive. On Kola, right now , I'm waiting for the Vet to give me a call back and then we'll go from there. She was still off on the that right rear most of the weekend, but then again this morning, she seemed to look OK. I stopped the banamine yesterday. Sometimes, she looks OK, then an hour later, I'll look again and she's off. Thinking more and more stifle, but we'll see. I'll start with that phone call, I'm waiting for and we'll
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