One afternoon while brushing Tobi.....

Hoofbeats Archive on April 7, 2011, 12:03 am

"Look, Tobi! You have dapples!" "What? Where?" "Here, on your haunches." "Those? Those aren't dapples. Dapples are for girls and pretty boys. I'm a blue roan!" "If they aren't dapples, then what are they?" "Those are appaloosa spots. I...
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New things to try

Dressage Mom Archive on April 6, 2011, 10:08 pm

I haven't posted in awhile because I don't have good things to report and I hate being a whiner. I wish I could say that Kaswyn has been getting better and better. But that is not the case. He's not getting worse, but he's just not consistently sound.On his good days he has no swelling behind the pastern, but he still flinches slightly when I touch it. He is hardly able to contain himself when I hop on him (always bareback, and usually in a halter). But he is a bit off in the corners by short striding
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Sometimes Ya Just Have To Laugh.........

MidWestHorse Archive on April 6, 2011, 9:08 pm

Can you read my horses? Misty calmly waiting for dinner............Kola mounting frustration.............. Misty now irritated with Kola..........thinks if you just stand quietly, it will come......because it always does. Not fast enough, says Kola............ I'll chase you down lady! And get that darned dog out of here! Oh, what great entertainment............The horse does not lack for food.........Neither of them do, but it was 4:00 PM and that means dinner, not a photo shoot! Please
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Day Three, or Two

Mustang Diaries Archive on April 6, 2011, 12:37 pm

The rain is enough to drive a duck crazy. I know this, because there are a dozen crazy ducks in my backyard.Hence, on day two, I didn't do a single thing with the new girls. They both looked like drowned rats out there, completely miserable and refusing to stand inside the barn on account of the funny noise it made with water pounding down upon it. I wasn't any happier than they were with the weather. Only the ducks appeared to be enjoying their crazy sort of way.Day three didn't
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Our Residents' Names

If you've been watching the rebroadcast of Ken Burns' Civil War on PBS this week, you may be figuring out where we get many of our horses' names.  Here are a few hints regarding some past and current residents. _________ Hampton _________'s Heights _________ Early _________ Bedford _________ (one officer - 2 different TREES horses) _________ Stuart Pierre Gustave Toutant ________ _________hugh Lee William Tecumseh _________ ________ Chamberlain ________ was General Sheridan's horse at
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TNJ......... The Discovery Motions Hearing........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 6, 2011, 12:22 am

Part OneDave and I arrived at the courthouse in time for a 1 pm hearing only to find start time for that hearing was 1:30 pm. I thought the court had changed the time but looking back over my records I realized it was my nerves that got things confused. I am not a patient person and the last thing I needed was an extra half hour to sit in the court house lobby and stew about things to come but I'd set myself up for just that.I must have made a half dozen trips to the bathroom before the courtroom
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TNJ............. A Legal Response from Opposing Counsel........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 5, 2011, 12:13 am

Part OneThe Monday after I got home for the C-Fair Charity Horse Show was pretty much a crash day for me. After running for six days straight my mind was mush and really I could not think. I just sat in a chair and vegged.Then that Tuesday was the day from H*LL as I said goodbye to Solidare. I had known the whole time I was gone this was what was waiting for me when I got home. It made even the lawsuit pale in comparison. Wednesday I had to pull myself together and get focused for my hearing the
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TNJ......... Sabotage

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 3, 2011, 11:59 pm

Part OneYou would think being gone a week to a horse show, even if it was as show manager, would be a break from the lawsuit. That's not, however, what happened here. I had taken my paperwork, just in case I thought of something or had a boring break to deal with but I never really expected issues to arise at the horse show that had anything to do with the lawsuit.The C-Fair Charity Horse Show is put on by the Morgan Horse Club of Washington but it is not exclusively a morgan show. There are four
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Prospect de dressage ou de saut à vendre Archive on April 3, 2011, 11:22 pm

Hongre très talentueux à vendre:Fritz possède un pas et un galop exceptionnel, ainsi qu’un très bon trot. Il a un excellent tempérament,  est facile à manipuler et est calme. Âgé de 2 ans, il devrait terminer  sa croissance à 17 mains, il fait présentement 16.1 mains. Son père est Linaro (par Landgraf) et sa mère est une jument Oldenburg importee par Filigran – Traumdeuter – Don Carlos. Toutes les radiographies sont faites et sont exemptes de tous problèmes.  Prix
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Cispoint à vendre Archive on April 3, 2011, 11:14 pm

Voici un vidéo de Cispoint, une jument hollandaise possédant un très grand potentiel en dressage:
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Day One

Mustang Diaries Archive on April 3, 2011, 7:33 pm

I've been keeping a secret.Back in February, City Boy adopted a filly. A cute, flashy little sorrel with three very tall stockings and a white blaze. She's only a yearling, and he's a bit disappointed that he'll need to wait for her to grow up, but I assured him this was a good thing. After all, I need to put more effort into Tika, and if I had a two or three year old here, she'd get moved to the back burner again. And a yearling would give us time to truly get her ready for life as a saddle horse.The
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Clinique de dressage avec Madeleine Austin Archive on April 3, 2011, 6:02 pm

Je suis très heureuse de vous inviter à la première clinique de dressage qui se tiendra au Centre équestre du Boisé à Mascouche. Elle aura lieu le samedi 23 avril et c'est Madeleine Austin qui est  l'entraîneur invité. Madeleine Austin est une cavalière et entraîneur de niveau Grand Prix. Elle a formée de nombreux cavaliers dont certains ont participé aux Jeux équestres mondiaux et aux Jeux Pan Américain. Elle a entraîné sa fille, Elizabeth Austin, qui performe sur la scène
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TNJ.......... Causes of Action..... and a little Strategy.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 3, 2011, 12:38 am

Part OneThere were 282 Verified Admissions that I put together but there was a catch. I didn't request these to be answered by BG and WF together. I did these Verified Admissions in two sets, one addressed to each of them, for a total of 564 admissions all together. I thought it was important to do it this way because each could have a different perspective on what was done. In fact I was counting on it and I knew that could affect their testimony as well as how the court perceived them.In actuality
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A Quest For More Self Sufficiency

MidWestHorse Archive on April 2, 2011, 5:03 pm

Over the years We do the same thing each yearGo to Garden Center at spring time and buy plants to put in our pots and some hanging baskets, Plus few tomato plants and that has been it ( plus Callies Roses etc. )Loved the idea of a salad garden and a vegetable garden because I love fresh vegetables straight from the garden but hated the thought of weeding, weeding and more weeding because the chances I would not know the difference between a vegetable plant and a weed.Plus has anyone else noticed
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Contest: Every Picture Tells a Story Blog Archive on April 2, 2011, 2:38 pm

Inspired by our Every Picture Tells a Story contest back in 2007, this new contest has a fun twist that involves collaboration and competition. The event has three parts, and the first part starts now! Please read below for details and instructions, and check back periodically for updates throughout the contest. PART 1. SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN until Sunday April 17th at 6pm PT for horse artwork, photos or photo illustrations created by you. Entries will be posted  in the Gallery starting Monday,
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RJ’s Baby Colt Born 4.2.11

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on April 2, 2011, 12:56 pm

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CNJ........ No Stone Unturned..........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 2, 2011, 12:27 am

Part OneThe horse shows that I stabled with BG and WF were not the only issue surrounding horse shows that I wanted to address. There was the Region 5 Championship Show with Rhet that also showed up as a charge on BG's accounting sheet. It was important to clarify for the court what BG's role had been at that show since he figured he was due $450 for training that was never done and fuel to get him to the horse show.255.MiKael Caillier took only one horse, Rhet, to the Region 5 Championships in
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TNJ....... Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Stuff....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on April 1, 2011, 12:35 am

Part OneI wanted to be sure these admissions worked for me. That meant I didn't just want to expose BG and WF with them. There were other functions that were equally as important. I wanted to spell out any kind of details that might have bearing on the case. In addition these admissions were a good way to begin to build the foundations required to present documents I had received from them. If you think about trials you have seen on TV sometimes evidence is disputed based on "no foundation." In
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TNJ.............. With the Horses Gone....What's Left??

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 31, 2011, 12:20 am

Part One With the horses out of the way, it was time to work on other aspects of this case. There were circumstances that clearly affected the charges which needed to be defined and attitudes that needed to be exposed. There were also foundations for evidence that needed to be laid and these admissions were a great way to accomplish that. I went through all of these the same as I had for the horses. I wanted BG and WF to acknowledge what they did or didn't do, where they were or whatever their
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Tika, Today

Mustang Diaries Archive on March 30, 2011, 3:10 am

Beautiful, as always.
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