Scenes From Today................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 2, 2009, 11:01 pm

One of our flowers that has not yet been ravaged from either bugs or disease. It's been a weird spring.Which one of these things just doesn't belong together?My Dorks!The biggest Dork. I swear he's smiling at the camera.........Misty says, "Bugger off, I'm eating."Kola with her usual "What?""Look Mom, I'm slimming down. You can let me out into the pasture!"Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Horses, Dogs, Fleas?

MidWestHorse Archive on June 1, 2009, 10:12 pm

Mina, unsuspecting and before her bath!Mina, unimpressed with her bath..............Mina got a flea bath today............ And the house got a thorough flea spray, including beds and carpets! A lot of work, because Miss Mina likes to play in the old sand left over from where the pool used to sit. Everyone got de-fleaed as a precautionary task.I think that Miss Kola's regimen is working. She's already looking a bit better. Today, since it had dried up a bit from last night's storms, I let Miss Misty
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Looking Forward...............

MidWestHorse Archive on June 1, 2009, 4:08 pm

Finally , I think I found the saddle that will fit Miss Kola and allow me to feel secure! I will send the check on Wednesday & it will be mailed to me on that day! Can't wait to get it! And grease it all up, nice & shiny!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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The Weighty Issue.................

MidWestHorse Archive on May 28, 2009, 10:16 pm

I've decided what I am going to do about Miss Kola's overweight issue and her bitchiness and today was the start. I've separated the girls, Misty in the paddock and Kola in the training pen. Both have a water source and the paddock has access to the pasture in which Misty will be able to visit the pasture. My U-Guard showed up today and Kola was started back on it. Kola will receive her maintenance dose of hoof supplement along with her U-Guard with less than a cup full of grain. The hay that I
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Good News, Bad News............

MidWestHorse Archive on May 26, 2009, 8:18 pm

The good news is that Jeremiah was out today to trim the girls and all the care I've been giving to Kola has payed off as far as the hoof supplements and cephaparin earlier on and her hoof crack has healed. He says it looks good. Yay!It does look much better............The bad news is that Kola is extremely overweight! I think I didn't cut her back in the spring soon enough as I usually do. And Stephen calls her a "bloody cart horse". I have seriously cut back her food, I mean seriously and now
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Western Weaver Saddle For Sale! Never Used

MidWestHorse Archive on May 26, 2009, 2:23 pm

If anyone out there knows someone who might be interested.........This saddle is for sale. It's brand new, Weaver, light weight codura and a little leather, used once for only an hour, if that. Seat size is 16 inches, QH bars. I've added grips to the stirrups and the girth strap is a nice one, not the one that came with it. I'm asking $250 for it plus shipping costs, I payed $350 for it. It's a bargain. I can't use it, it doesn't fit my fat Kola, so I'm on the hunt for an Aussie saddle, because
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Did A Little Ridin'

MidWestHorse Archive on May 21, 2009, 1:39 am

Misty obliged my whim to ride bareback today....And with just a lead and halter........It went pretty darned well...........I was pleased, even though it was a short ride.........She's very good with leg cues.........And then I just had to give her a kiss..................And another one.................And I couldn't leave Miss Kola out............And just pardon my white clam diggers. Wrong choice of pants= ass amplification! I actually have lost a few pounds this spring!Please visit
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Glamor Shots!

MidWestHorse Archive on May 18, 2009, 6:54 pm

Zoe took some nice photos of the girls yesterday. She has a very nice Sony Cybershot. Someday, I'll get a new camera!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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This Is A Day Of A Lot Of New Posts...........

MidWestHorse Archive on May 18, 2009, 12:15 am

An Introduction..............Joe & His Horse Blue Sky Belle . This is Joe's new blog. He just got his new mare this past November. She is a TB and he has fallen in love with her. He's got a few questions that will pop up every now and then about her care and I promised him that there was a whole bunch of us out here with just such experience and would love to give advice. So if y'all don't mind payin' him a quick visit and help him to get started, I'd sure appreciate it!Please visit
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She Dunn it and Aimee Oak

MidWestHorse Archive on May 17, 2009, 4:15 pm

She Dunn It Aimee OakWe let Stacy and Aimee out for the second day. We may just leave them out now. The weather looks a lot better now. I put her in the goat pen, and it doesn't have a shelter. I really haven't found a mare to put Stacy with since Black died. I may try her with Buffy and Skeeter when Aimee is a little older. She likes to pose for the pictures, they are a little dark. I have pictures of Mary's baby. I don't have the barn name for her yet. I was afraid to name her because she was
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MidWestHorse Archive on May 17, 2009, 4:01 pm

Callie, this one is for you. I know how much you believe in fate. I'm back down to 2 healers. Yesterday Gerald had a call from our friend Cole that had bought a sister to Spot and Jackson. He had wanted a female and so I called my friend Norm, he said that Cole could have the female that I had set aside for him. I had tried to get Cole to take Spot. Friday they had her fixed, she died yesterday. They wanted another one and we offered Spot. At first Gerald told him Jack, until he felt my dirty look
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Sunday Stills.............

MidWestHorse Archive on May 17, 2009, 1:54 pm

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Gotto LOVE Those Fillies!

MidWestHorse Archive on May 16, 2009, 11:12 pm

Awesome!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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We're Home !

MidWestHorse Archive on May 16, 2009, 1:59 pm

We're home, land of where yer huntin' dawgs ride in the back of yer pick-up with yer six-pack of Miller High-Life..................Miss Mina Moo decided to give me the scare of a life time as she split on poor Jeremiah while I was an 8 hour drive away and could do nothing about it. So Stephen and his infinite wisdom, asked Jeremiah after he spent hours looking for her, to leave out three tennis balls on our deck and leave the garage door open and for some reason knew she'd be home. I, of course
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MidWestHorse Archive on May 13, 2009, 4:28 am

Between 9:30 and 10:00 pm tonight Stacy gave foal to a beautiful bay filly. I checked at 9:30 and she was just laying there resting. At 10 pm Gerald and I went to move her into the barn because of the storms coming. There the filly was still half in the bag sitting up wondering what to do next. She was up before Mom. She did get a little help, she wanted to get moving. When Stacy got up I led her to the barn and Gerald carried the filly. He thought that she was around 80 pounds. Good thing he didn't
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Scenes From Yesterday................

MidWestHorse Archive on May 12, 2009, 12:28 pm

My Lilacs are blooming and smelling great!My girls unimpressed after the last of their vaccinations. Kola jumped and I caused her to bleed. They received their WN-EWT and I gave them both a dose of banamine and held pressure on Kola's. Had to re-do hers because when she jumped I hadn't plunged it. I felt bad and she actually was pretty good through it all. Today, I'll go out there and put some antibiotic ointment over the spot if there's still a small bump and then cover it with aloe cream.This
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Flash Update..............

MidWestHorse Archive on May 12, 2009, 1:46 am

Remember that little colt who managed to shave off half his hoof last year? Well, here's the update. With the piece that he shaved off last year sitting next to the foot he did it too. Looks pretty good. You have to look real close to see anything of a sign that it had happened. So the answer to "Will it grow back?" is yes with proper care. Flash is now a yearling and doing well!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Happy Mother's Day!

MidWestHorse Archive on May 10, 2009, 1:54 pm

As I pulled into the driveway this morning after working last night, I had my suspicions as I noticed the Focus wasn't quite parked the way I saw it last night when I trotted off to work. Stephen met me downstairs with the dogs as I fed the horses and goats and then turned the girls out to pasture. We then walked the dogs around the house. I gazed through the kitchen and didn't see anything and said rather pitifully, "Happy Mother's Day to me?". And then Stephen came around from the living room
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Thursday Again, Still Busy

MidWestHorse Archive on May 7, 2009, 9:20 pm

These two were wrestling on my lap like this last night.........Yeah, That was good fun!Misty's general attitude...............So what............Today I noticed that my Lilacs are starting to open.Spot says, "Screw this crap, I was just zapped on the top of my head!"Fido, amazingly still going strong at 15 years old and has crossed the fence and never gotten zapped.The goat boys thinking they might get a treat.The fruits of my labor today and my master plan which led to Spot getting his head zapped.
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It's Been Busy Around Here........

MidWestHorse Archive on May 6, 2009, 4:17 pm

But, in the past two days, I've managed to accomplish quite a lot. The hoof supplements are getting eaten and doing the job! Kola is dropping some of that weight and with daily turnout, they're getting their exercise.This was the Paddock before I managed with the ingenuity of my marvelous husband and in spite of a crap battery, to get the arena and paddock dragged.Looks better, doesn't it.......Must feel better on their feet as well.I was so pleased with this.......... And the with two trips to
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