Newspapers and Magazines

MidWestHorse Archive on August 8, 2009, 4:31 pm

Off Topic but relevant to Horse LoversAs many of you know there is a great debate ongoing where Newspapers and Magazine are losing readership ( Mostly because of the large amount of FREE News and Information and knowledge on the NET. ) and even with the online advertising on the news sites they are still losing money. I stopped visiting them myself when the advertising became so obtrusive that I felt under siege just trying to read a news article.I would consider myself fairly average in that before
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An Update..........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 7, 2009, 11:47 am

Well, The good news is that this morning, clearly Kola was moving easier and didn't seem to have the pain she had yesterday. Still not right in that rear, but definitely moving easier and less stiff. So I went ahead and gave her another dose of Banamine with breakfast this morning and we'll continue to watch her through the weekend. See how she's moving by Monday. Thanks all for all the advice thus far. I guess we'll see over the weekend.Please visit for
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Well, I Think I Was Wrong.........Injury

MidWestHorse Archive on August 6, 2009, 8:44 pm

Not sure what yet. Reluctant to call Vet at this point, but I did take her out on a walk on the lunge line and I could see it. Right rear looks stiff and when she brings it forward, she brings it way under her center. Now this horse is cow hocked. She bears weight and brings it up. I stretched her way back and she didn't try and kick me or pull back. I flexed it up and forward and she tolerated that well. Then I cold hosed her rear right hip and leg and she lifted it and held it up in the air. I
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I'm a Bad Mommy...............

MidWestHorse Archive on August 6, 2009, 7:14 pm

Poor Miss Kola. I thought I would get out earlier today to get in some riding and take another spin on Miss Kola before it got too hot outside. And she was her well behaved self. I saddled her and bridled her and still with halter popped Steve on first for a lead around the pen. Steve weighs nothing soaking wet and the saddle is lightweight. Now, mind you , she did well with me last week. But today, one of her rears buckled while I walked her the first time around, Zoe saw it and Steve felt it,
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Random Happenings This Week.........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 6, 2009, 10:56 am

Falling asleep nose to nose.................An erie sunset......................Statue in the night............The full moon................Anyone see that this week?It never goes according to plan, trying to get a full moon with horses picture, ugh! glowing eyes! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Herman........The Hand Shaking Goat!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 5, 2009, 2:29 pm

This is Herman, my most humorous of the goat boys and he likes to shake hands! They are such spoiled babies, but what isn't in this household?Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Going On Further.......Along With Steve's Most.......

MidWestHorse Archive on August 3, 2009, 1:08 pm

memorable. I have so many. When Jess and I were about 12yrs old, our weekends were generally filled with a short trip to Burlington where the local riding stables were, with a couple of bucks in our hands for a couple of hours out on the trails. If I recall correctly, they would give us the rankest looking poor horses ever and let us go or they would send us out into the middle of the herd to catch the ones we could use. We would leave up the long driveway, cross a small country road, go up over
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Midwest Horse Steve Remembers When

MidWestHorse Archive on August 2, 2009, 1:16 am

I have just finished reading Mrs Mom Remembers and it bought a smile to my face as I can just imagine the picture, well worth a visit over the Mrs Mom I am sure it will bring your own memories flooding back .After reading her memory I thought it would make a great Meme for Horse Bloggers , now here is mine not as a knowledgeable rider just because I was young and when someone told me I was a big wussy for not getting on a horse I did so.I was a full 18 yrs old knew nothing about horses or riding
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Birds & Such..............

MidWestHorse Archive on July 29, 2009, 12:01 pm

Captured this youngin' just prior to leaving the nest............... I love our barn swallows.This fellow is a tough one to capture....... Look closely, it's like he's suspended in mid-air, well, in a sense he is.......... This is the first year, I've actually seen such a vivid male Ruby Throated Hummingbird and he is at that feeder non-stop!Kola popped out to see what all the "buzz" was about..........The results of our bird seed dropping from the feeder. I'm not complaining.........Every year,
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An Honest Scrap.................

MidWestHorse Archive on July 26, 2009, 8:45 pm

I have been tagged by Julian at White Horse Pilgrim to do an honest "Scrap". these are the rules.• Recognize your award presenter and link back to their blog in your post. • List 10 honest things about yourself. • Present this award to 10 admirable bloggers who have moved you, and link to their blogs. • Notify recipients they have been awarded, so they can retrieve it.1) This is tough and not for the reasons my good friend at Oh Horse Feathers listed, but for what haven't I revealed about
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Just a Swingin"

MidWestHorse Archive on July 25, 2009, 2:27 am

This is Callie's former dog, Jackson. He has recently started going in Stacy and Aimee's pen. I don't blame him entirely, I think Aimee likes to play with him. I would rather he just hang out on the swing and wait for me to get home. This is his favorite place to lay. Sometimes he really gets it moving. His mom used to do the same thing, it's funny how they end up being alike. To keep him out of trouble and Aimee from getting hurt he is now on a cable when I am not home. He can still lay on his
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Stacy and Aimee

MidWestHorse Archive on July 24, 2009, 10:04 pm

Stacy and Aimee were sleeping in this morning. This has been Stacy's favorite baby, she's mine too. They are sooo cute at this age. She will be the last one that I have trained for cutting.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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An Explanation...............

MidWestHorse Archive on July 22, 2009, 11:25 am

In light of my last post and the reference to confidence, I feel I need to explain a little bit about the confidence issue. I have had my little redheaded mare now for about 7 years. I originally sold a little pony I had in order to make room for Misty. The idea was to get a safe little horse for my daughter, who was "sort of" interested at the time. Me, being me ran with it. Like a bull in a china closet. And in the end, Zoe wasn't really that interested. Jess & Gerald found Misty for me, and
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Got 'Em Both Ridden Today.........

MidWestHorse Archive on July 21, 2009, 2:50 am

My usual bareback wit bridle this time on Miss Misty.........And.....................And.........My first solo on Kola since I bought her 3yrs ago and test rode at the place of purchase!My confidence is returning................Elated that it went so well! There are things I have to work on, however, seeing and feeling that I won't get killed by her and she was stellar, that is after she got used to my weight, will bring me to working on the control I need to regain. Anyway, it was a "Woot,Woot!
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MidWestHorse Archive on July 19, 2009, 5:52 pm

I wanted to post a little update on my deaf dog. He is the one with the tail. The owner of the Stud dog came and picked him up Friday and took him to a rehabilitation rescue. He knew some people that could work with him and place him. He really is worth saving, I just did not have the time or experience to take care of him. I was working with him when I was home and he was catching on to hand signals and facial expressions. He should do well with an experienced trainer, which I'm not even close
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A Quick Ride.............

MidWestHorse Archive on July 16, 2009, 10:52 pm

Kola, the camera hog! Next week, we'll give that saddle a try come hell or high water!Yes, that is a skirt.........I'm a dork.......Just a quicky with the halter and lead, bareback.............At least I had boots on...................Mama, cleanin' out eye boogers afterwards.............Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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How Many Remember This

MidWestHorse Archive on July 16, 2009, 2:17 am

This is for July 16th 1969 40 years ago and I wonder how many of our fellow bloggers remember this special date in History or are willing to admit it ( Hehehe )16th July ( 1969 ) Apollo 11 astronauts were launched into space on a Saturn 5 rocket launched from Cape Kennedy at 9:32 a.m. hoping to be the first men to land on the moon. The crew consisted of Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot It's estimated more than a million people
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Health Care Part Two The US Healthcare System

MidWestHorse Archive on July 12, 2009, 10:30 pm

Following on from first post about the good the bad and the ugly of the British National Health Service Here are my thoughts of how the current US system works or does not work according to your point of view ( if you did not read the first post please take the time to read it before thinking I am being disengenerous to the US system only ) In a similar way to my first post about the British NHS these are my perceptions not facts about the US Health Care System. The US Health Care System The US
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Health Care The Big Issue Facing America Today

MidWestHorse Archive on July 12, 2009, 1:20 pm

As many of you may know I am a Brit who is married to an American Girl, so have a better understanding of what A National Health Service is and what it does , so for the next three posts I would like to take the opportunity to highlight The good, The Bad and The Ugly" from the health care between the two systems as I perceive them. The three posts are 1. British National Health Service, 2. US Health Careand 3. Can America Change it's health care and My own ideas for change The first post is about
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Here I go again!

MidWestHorse Archive on July 9, 2009, 2:51 pm

I feel that I am a responsible breeder. I have not breed a lot of dogs, I mainly did it when people I knew wanted a pup. Another one on the dogs that I sold last fall has come back to me. I love Jackson and he is not going anywhere. Max and Jackson get along very well. Padro came back to me because he tried to bite the owner and another family member. Knowing the dogs background I figured there must be a reason. I figured it out the first night. He is DEAF, I'm not sure how long he has been like
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