Horse Saddles For Sale From 1922

MidWestHorse Archive on January 6, 2011, 12:01 am

As many of you know I love old history stuff , and over the last year I began buying old Sears Catalogs.Back in the 20's you could buy just about anything for your farm through Sears including horse buggies, harnesses, fencing, even chicks. So as I was looking through a 1922 Catalog I came across this page of saddles you could buy and thought the bloggers who visit would appreciate not only the prices but also that everything seemed to be included in the price. Just click the image for full size
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Hope Everyone Is Having A Great Holiday!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 28, 2010, 7:40 pm

Just sent Zoe and her BF, Brandon off to England for a week or so.............They arrived extremely tired, but safe and surely will have a good time. Our Holiday has been a good one thus far and we just booked our tickets for another England trip in April.........The horse girls are weathering the weather, so to speak, drinking plenty of water and enjoying loads of hay.......Time to get them trimmed again soon. And I've decided to pull the posts this spring that divide the arena from the paddock
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Congrats, Zoe......Magna Cum Laude

MidWestHorse Archive on December 24, 2010, 9:36 pm

Zoe graduated last Saturday, Magna Cum Laude with a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. We are so very proud! Zoe and her boyfriend, Brandon of several years both graduated Mizzou last weekend! We are very proud of them both. It was exciting. Of course now comes "what next?" . She has applications out for Teach for America, Americorps and grad school at UW Madison.........We'll see what comes of it all. She and Brandon will be off to visit her brother and sister in England in just
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Just A Reminder To Winter Critter Keeping........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 9, 2010, 4:49 pm

Our dogs go outside to do their business several times a day, We keep it in rather short bursts when the temps outside warrant it. Recently we've had single digit numbers Fahrenheit, so that's cold on their tootsies and there have been more than one occasion when we've had to carry them up the stairs because they've turned themselves over like bugs at the bottom of the stairs because they just couldn't take it anymore as much as they love frolicking in the snow.Goats have got shelter and bedding
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Well, This Has Been One Crappy Weekend ..........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 6, 2010, 5:33 pm

She came to us in early October of 2006. A little blind thing crawling between Stephen legs at our local hay farmer's barn, "Mew, mew, mew" . They seemed to get louder. I scooped her up and said, "Stephen, we can't leave her here." Bill, the farmer said, "Ya know, if you don't take her, she'll be dead by morning, her mother rejected her." Our heart strings tugged and I slipped her into my coat as we finished up and drove home. I spent the first 3 hours with her bundled in my arms trying to clear
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Our Little Dusting of Snow Today..........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 1, 2010, 10:48 pm

Temperatures dropped drastically last night, but not before I pulled out the blankets and donned the girls. Funny enough, neither one of them objected as I draped them and puttered around adjusting straps and such. And what was mud has now frozen solid and the poor girls are gingerly stepping around it all. Thankfully, no frozen crap balls stuck in their feet yet and I have a fresh delivery of hay in the barn. Those typical looks on their faces, "Well, ya big jerk, are ya going to waste time taking
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Happy Thanksgiving!

MidWestHorse Archive on November 25, 2010, 4:16 pm

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Just To Get Y'all In The Holiday Spirit...........

MidWestHorse Archive on November 24, 2010, 10:51 pm

Because tomorrow in this house will be all about being Thankful for what we have in family and friends, good food, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and of course the DOG show!And folks, it hasn't snowed here yet, but I put up the pic of Kola and her festive wear from last year.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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MidWestHorse Archive on November 24, 2010, 3:14 pm

I received this message from Lauren Zavala this past week and was asked to do a write up and promote this on my blog. Personally, I cannot speak from experience as I have not yet given it a whirl, however, this does peak my interest as it may peak yours as well. And any of us know that horse keeping is a state of constant learning, even if it is simply what works best for your horse or horses. So I thought I would post this in case anyone was interested. And when I actually have a moment this week,
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8 Years Today!

MidWestHorse Archive on November 16, 2010, 3:04 pm

Happy Anniversary to my darling, Stephen! I love you so very much!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Absorbine New Product Review

MidWestHorse Archive on November 10, 2010, 7:42 pm

Well, Once again my great friends at Absorbine / W.F. Young contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying a new product. So, of course I said, "Yes, send me something. I'll give it a try!" . Shortly, there after I received this can of Absorbine Show Sheen Finishing Mist. As per Absorbine's Website,"Celebrated worldwide as the best-selling hair polish in over 25 countries, ShowSheen is now available as a Finishing Mist. Perfect for last-minute touch-ups, ShowSheen Finishing Mist has
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This Week .................

MidWestHorse Archive on November 4, 2010, 6:58 pm

On Tuesday morning, Dr.Terry actually came early and both Misty and Kola received their fall shots and I was reminded to worm them. I did later that day with Equimax. Needless to say neither one of them was impressed with Tuesday.The Vet said that she thought Kola looked even better than she did in Spring. I was pleased to hear that. She also thought Misty looked better as well. Misty was a little down in weight, I think more down in muscle due to her few months of stall rest last winter. Kola was
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More Trouble.............

MidWestHorse Archive on October 21, 2010, 7:38 pm

Now that our young friend, Joe, has finally figured out and taken care of his thoroughbred mare, Sky's weight issue, she managed to get herself tangled in some fencing. This first picture is of her initial injury approximately 3 to 4 weeks ago. This injury is on the anterior of her right rear hock.Joe obviously had the Vet out immediately and initial injury was concerning as she was loosing some of her joint fluid (synovial fluid). She was placed on Penicillin and I believe, a Biozide gel or cream.
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A Weigh In Of Sorts.............

MidWestHorse Archive on October 6, 2010, 4:58 pm

Photo has nothing to do with this post, just I thought this neighboring Gypsy was gorgeous. ON to the post of which I'm sure will bring a few arguments or controversy, just because we haven't done it in awhile, BUT is it me or have I been noticing an influx of elderly horses that for one reason or another suddenly need a new home because of the "economy". My question is this, "Why always the horse in his/her late 20's is in sudden need of a forever home?" It's something I've noticed a lot lately
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I'm Sorry, But This Had To Go!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 5, 2010, 2:30 pm

It was easily the size of my hand and I have long fingers! This thing should have been paying rent! I have never in all my life seen a "house spider" that bloody big! Good grief! And I did not want it crawling over me whilst I slept! Of course as I shrieked, Stephen lay in bed paralyzed with laughter!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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My Darling Wife The Big Brave Farm Girl ***NOT***

MidWestHorse Archive on October 1, 2010, 8:56 pm

One of the photos Callie would not include because we do not have a macro cameraMy brother and his wife were kind enough to give up their bedroom when we stayed with them and all was fine until a Incy Wincy Spider climbed around the ceiling at which point Callie is telling me to kill it. I could not stop laughing so Callie wearing her PJ's Rushes down stairs shouting to Graham and Helen for help which made me laugh even more, My brother being the gentleman he is came up and killed it .Here is my
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Tintagel, Cornwall, England

MidWestHorse Archive on September 30, 2010, 2:56 pm

The land of King Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon. The stone is the closest they can date to possible Arthur's time. This was in an area in which an archaeology dig uncovered a village near the Tintagel Castle, Arthur's castle.A medieval cider press.A battle field. All within a mile area.The village of Tintagel. Also land of where witchcraft originated. Loved it!Our hotel, Camelot Castle. Our one treat to ourselves. Beautiful views, but a little in your face and snobby. And not one local worked there,
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Portchester Castle, Hampshire England

MidWestHorse Archive on September 27, 2010, 1:30 pm

This was the first castle I ever saw in England when I first went over ten years ago. Of course we went again. It's right near our "home base" for the first 6 days of our trip. Near kids, Mother-in-law, as we planned lots to do with kids and mum.Within the castle walls is St.Mary's church and that day, the church ladies were holding an afternoon tea, which we did enjoy after roaming around the grounds.Outer wall.This was one of my best photos.Wild flowers growing straight out of the wall.The tower,
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New Forest Ponies, Lindhurst, England

MidWestHorse Archive on September 23, 2010, 4:53 pm

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Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, Dartmoor Wild Horses

MidWestHorse Archive on September 23, 2010, 2:23 pm

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