More loose horses

Hoofbeats Archive on March 8, 2009, 1:07 am


I took advantage of the great weather today - downright summer weather - and headed to the barn. Since it had been a while since I had ridden, I decided on riding around in the round pen for a while....
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Carnival of the horses #11

Hoofbeats Archive on March 1, 2009, 2:48 pm


Welcome to the March 1, 2009 edition of carnival of the horses. This Carnival is definitely growing each month. As usual, the entries are fascinating. Without further ado....... MiKael Caillier presents MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses: If Disaster Happens...
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Horseplay - just like playing with any 2-year-old

Hoofbeats Archive on February 20, 2009, 2:24 am


This past December, my sister and brother-in-law decided to get a Shetland pony. I wasn't too sure it was a good idea. They travel a lot, and don't live on typical horse property. As denizens of the Renaissance Festival, they...
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Loose horses - not mine

Hoofbeats Archive on February 16, 2009, 3:22 pm


Since taking on a new project at work, I find I don't get out to the barn as much as I'd like. Even though the new work project is something I had been hoping to get for a long time,...
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Preparing for disaster - one woman's story

Hoofbeats Archive on December 21, 2008, 2:31 am


Several months ago, right after Hurricane Ike came through here, I wrote an entry about disaster preparation. Most people don't think about it until it's too late, and I think a lot of people in the Houston/Galveston area were caught...
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Grinches steal Christmas from horse therapy group

Hoofbeats Archive on December 13, 2008, 1:14 am


Right here, in Houston, the Grinch is alive and well. According to this article in the Houston Chronicle, $20,000 worth of saddles and bridles were stolen from Halter, Inc., a non-profit therapy organization stabled on the west side of Houston....
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Walking horse feet

Hoofbeats Archive on December 10, 2008, 2:33 am


In response to a comment left on an earlier blog entry, let's stop for a minute to discuss the Tennessee Walking Horse. Many people have heard of soring, and many people have seen the awful pictures of horses who have...
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Carnival line up

Hoofbeats Archive on December 3, 2008, 6:00 pm


The 2009 Carnival season is fast approaching. We have several host blogs lined up to get started. Here is where you will find the Carnival: January 1 - Halt Near X February 1 - MiKael's Mania March 1 - Hoofbeats...
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Trail challenge concerns

Hoofbeats Archive on December 2, 2008, 11:06 pm


Marker and I definitely had a great time at the Trail Challenge on Saturday. It was tremendous fun. However, there were a few things that concerned me about that event. The event was held by the Lone Star Gaited Pleasure...
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Carnival of the horses #8

Hoofbeats Archive on December 2, 2008, 3:23 am


The December Carnival is today, so I headed over to Equus to see what was going on. As always, the Carnival was interesting and led me to new blogs. I visited Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted), which is a...
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Marker conquers the trail!

Hoofbeats Archive on November 30, 2008, 2:13 am


Marker, who believes that everything on the trail is going to eat him, has finally conquered the trail. I've been working on him for the last 2 weeks, taking him no farther than the trail behind the barn property. Always,...
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The R,B,P's of dressage

Hoofbeats Archive on November 26, 2008, 2:18 pm


I like the dressage arena at Callegari. It's a combination arena/open area, and I often ride there when no one is taking a lesson in it. While riding through it with a fellow boarder the other day, we speculated about...
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What better way to spend the winter than at the Carnival?

Hoofbeats Archive on November 24, 2008, 8:38 pm


Even though I appeared to be MIA, at least in this blogosphere, I still went over to the last Carnival of the Horses. Great, as usual! Oodles of interesting entries at both Carnival #6 at Janet Roper's site, and Carnival...
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Life among horses

Hoofbeats Archive on November 19, 2008, 2:05 am


Just as the last business trip of the year was complete, they sent me to Brazil. I'd never been to Brazil, so it was definitely an adventure. In fact, I apparently was allergic to some exotic Amazon flora that knocked...
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Four-legged Ike victims

Hoofbeats Archive on September 23, 2008, 1:48 am


A comment left by "Winter" on the Dealing with Ike entry got me to thinking. She said "Do you think most people in coastal areas should keep a list of potential stables to head out to?" The obvious answer is...
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Four-legged Ike victims

Hoofbeats Archive on September 23, 2008, 1:48 am


A comment left by "Winter" on the Dealing with Ike entry got me to thinking. She said "Do you think most people in coastal areas should keep a list of potential stables to head out to?" The obvious answer is...
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Four-legged Ike victims

Hoofbeats Archive on September 23, 2008, 1:48 am


A comment left by "Winter" on the Dealing with Ike entry got me to thinking. She said "Do you think most people in coastal areas should keep a list of potential stables to head out to?" The obvious answer is...
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Still work to do in the TWH world

Hoofbeats Archive on September 20, 2008, 3:00 pm


This week I received an e-mail from the Houston Walking and Racking Horse Association. They wanted to assure Walking Horse owners in the Houston area that their Fall Show would be held as planned, despite Hurricane Ike. I do not...
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Still work to do in the TWH world

Hoofbeats Archive on September 20, 2008, 3:00 pm


This week I received an e-mail from the Houston Walking and Racking Horse Association. They wanted to assure Walking Horse owners in the Houston area that their Fall Show would be held as planned, despite Hurricane Ike. I do not...
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Still work to do in the TWH world

Hoofbeats Archive on September 20, 2008, 3:00 pm


This week I received an e-mail from the Houston Walking and Racking Horse Association. They wanted to assure Walking Horse owners in the Houston area that their Fall Show would be held as planned, despite Hurricane Ike. I do not...
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