Horses & Watermelon...............

MidWestHorse Archive on July 7, 2009, 11:38 pm

My horses LOVE watermelon.........Took these pics the other day when I gave the girls a juicy watermelon treat! Hilarious!They love it! And slurp it!Miss Mina being my lazy little partner.............Got some shots of my Asiatic Lillies. One of the only things I can't seem to kill in my garden. Beautiful, I think.In other news, Kola must have ended up with an abscess left from that heal crack this Spring. There was evidence of an old abscess yesterday when the girls were trimmed, only I didn't notice
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Happy 4th of July!

MidWestHorse Archive on July 4, 2009, 2:44 pm

Wishing all of you a very Happy Independence Day! Remember our troops and the freedom we have that they are fighting for! Have a great 4th of July y'all!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Zoe's New Kitten...........

MidWestHorse Archive on June 30, 2009, 11:22 pm

Who is currently nameless. At least until this weekend when Zoe's boyfriend gets here and helps her to name it. It's a girl. She's just 6 months old and very tiny. She is a grey pastel tortoise shell. She has one cream colored toe. Very pretty little kitty and has a great personality!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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MidWestHorse Archive on June 30, 2009, 7:45 pm

Kola has lost some weight. She's looking much better, but still has some weight to lose. Both girl's are desperate for a bath. Last week they got hosed off a few days in a row because of the heat, but they really need a serious soap and bubbles bath. I will get to that next week as it is actually chilly these past couple of days. Kola likes the taste of her Thyro-L mixed in her Equibalancer pellets. Misty gets the pellets as well. I no longer feed any grain to either of them. I haven't been able
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Sunday Stills..............Wings

MidWestHorse Archive on June 28, 2009, 7:23 pm

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Michael Jackson.............

MidWestHorse Archive on June 27, 2009, 9:11 pm

I know that some people may disagree with me on this, but however mixed up or eccentric this man child was, we've lost an incredible entertainer. One that in my opinion ranks up there with the likes of the Beatles and Elvis. I find the news of Michael's sudden death very sad and disturbing. I grew up with his music. There isn't a Michael Jackson song that I hear that doesn't remind me of a certain time of my life. And I'm sure that goes for many. I don't believe that he was a creepy pedophile,
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Aimee Oak

MidWestHorse Archive on June 27, 2009, 1:57 pm

My one and only filly, out of my first show mare Stacy is truly everything I hoped for. Her half brother Dockit is doing well and is going to be entered in the Open and the NCHA Futurity. Her full brother Oakco has not been shown a lot. When they have time to show him, he brings home a check. I did leave Stacy open this year so that she could heal up. She is doing well. Since I have my filly, I don't care if she ever settles again. I bred my show mare Anna and my Buffy mare to Spider, they should
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What now?

MidWestHorse Archive on June 26, 2009, 5:14 am

This doesn't really have anything to do with horses, except that the government once again did not think it out. By now everyone is digital, that is if you bought a brand new HD TV. You may have sent for a coupon for a box as I did. Finally a government handout that I can take advantage of. I still had to pay the amount over $40 and buy a digital antennae. You only get half the channels without one. So what do I do with these? I can use them for lawn ornaments or I can dry socks on them. I have
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Great Horse Lovers Bargain Books

MidWestHorse Archive on June 25, 2009, 1:38 pm

I was doing some research yesterday on Barnes and Noble for bargain priced history books , and thought today I would check out Horse Lovers Books for any bargains, Pretty cool below are some that took my eye and ideal for presents / gifts or just keeping for referenceHorses in My Life List Price: $29.95 Online Price: $3.99Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds List Price: $9.99 Online Price: $7.98The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horses List Price: $12.98 Online Price: $9.98Mustangs : Wild
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What Do You Think Of Bing ?

MidWestHorse Archive on June 24, 2009, 11:57 pm

I thought I would have a look at the much hyped Bing from Microsoft to see if it lived up to the hype . Pleasantly surprised for example 1. Search for wild mustangs and choose video, the videos are displayed but the great thing about it is that as you run cursor over video it plays part or all of the video , pretty cool2. Love the daily photography on the home page some fantastic photographs I wish I had taken3. Checked for Callies Blog and few others including Mrs Mom, Nuz Muzz and Grey horse matters
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Another Hot One!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 24, 2009, 2:07 pm

This was dinner last night and will snacks today. Nothing like a cold salad on a hot day!And fresh fruit salad for dessert! Yummy!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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It's Days Like Today................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 23, 2009, 2:03 pm

That make me wonder what it would be like to live in Alaska! Today in Wisconsin almost 100* with humidity at 74%. YIKES! And mind you, this is a very large converted barn, too expensive to cool, so no air conditioning, just a mass of ceiling and floor fans blasting along. I will say that the first floor with it's 3ft wide and 6ft tall stone walls/foundation, does act like a cool damp basement, so I suspect we'll all hang out down there this afternoon with the pups. Anyway, Steve & I will go
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Kola & Her Exercise........

MidWestHorse Archive on June 18, 2009, 4:42 pm

Well, Miss Kola started her light exercise program today. It all began with a five minute chase to put the halter on and then she was winded and gave up. Another 5 minutes on the lunge line and then another five minutes trotting after Miss Misty who was allowed out in the pasture. I wanted to start easy on her and build up. If it's not storming we'll get another five minutes on the lunge line this evening. Still displaying excellent ground manners. Thought we'd work on that a bit too. Good Girl!Please
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They're At It Again................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 16, 2009, 1:33 pm

This year in Lake Geneva, they are displaying theses beauties, both large and small. Much like last year's ponies. Only this year they are carousel horses. Sponsored by loacal businesses and painted by local artists to be auctioned again in the fall with proceeds to go to S.M.I.L.E.S . Certainly a worthy cause. Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A Heartfelt Thanks & A Solid Plan...........

MidWestHorse Archive on June 15, 2009, 1:23 pm

First I'd like to thank-you all for your kind words to Stephen with our recent loss. Unfortunately, I had never met Stephen's Dad, but have heard all sorts of warm stories about him. He sounds like he was truly a one of a kind and knowing my Stephen, he really did give Stephen a lot. And all of your words do mean a lot to Steve. Thanks again. Next, I have come up with a plan for Kola & just because, Misty will be included. I have ordered the Thyro-L which is a supplemental hormone I believe-
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In Memory Of My Dad

MidWestHorse Archive on June 12, 2009, 3:09 pm

A Couple of weeks ago my dad passed away and it has taken me this long to get to grips with the fact that he has goneMy dad was one of the Old School and a true Gentle ManHe taught me so much and I owe him muchHe taught me the love of the sea and all water ( and he taught me how to swim 1 mile at 11 years old ).He taught me the love of all animals great and small.He taught me to respect the fairer sex whoever they were and what ever their age.He taught me to allow children to make mistakes and to
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Equine Wellness Program Visit & More.........

MidWestHorse Archive on June 11, 2009, 1:29 pm

Well, there's good news & bad news............Things that need a little adjustment. Part of the Equine wellness program that I pay $300 per horse for the year, includes besides all their spring & fall shots, a teeth float with sedation and a full exam.We've decided that Kola more than likely has Equine Metabolic Syndrome- A pre-Cushings condition. We did this without the blood tests: A-Partially because she had not fasted for a glucose level. B-Because of her breed (gaited) she is predisposed
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Today's Task List!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 9, 2009, 2:01 pm

The homestead as we approach after running some errands, much needs to be done!The girls after yesterday's storms came through. Today's list includes putting back a divider gate in that three sided loafing shed so that Misty can eat in peace and Kola is deterred from chasing her away from all food. Kola's a piggy!Mina spent yesterday barking in my face! Hilarious, yet very annoying!So today, I must pick up my mud chunks, I've deposited all over the kitchen from my boots and fix up that divider.
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MidWestHorse Archive on June 8, 2009, 5:16 pm

Well, Kola blew up again this weekend while I was at work. I came home yesterday from work and was looking at her and thought, "Geezus, she was looking so much better, what the hell happened? She looks like a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon again!" And I asked Steve how much he had been feeding and he had been splitting one scoop of grain between the two of them plus supplements. I have been giving them only 6 oz. of grain with supplements. No wonder, so now Miss Kola is pissy & in spite
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Still Dieting...................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 4, 2009, 10:26 pm

Misty is following me to the pasture gate........Misty enjoying said pasture...........Kola returning to the gate between the training pen and paddock (which leads to the pasture)."Hey now, come on, I'm waiting patiently""Seriously? you're walking away without letting me out there?" "Nicker, nicker..."Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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