Carnival deadline fast approaching

Hoofbeats Archive on May 26, 2008, 7:00 pm


The deadline for submissions to the second Carnival of the Horses coming up on June 1 is right around the corner. This next edition will be hosted at MiKael's Mania. The first Carnival was well attended, and had a lot...
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Where do fly masks go?

Hoofbeats Archive on May 25, 2008, 10:49 pm


The days are hot and sultry. The horses spend most of the sunshiney hours standing around napping. My boys are lucky - they have a shady paddock during the daytime. I'm not giving it up for anything, even though it's...
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Second edition of Carnival of the Horses coming up

Hoofbeats Archive on May 13, 2008, 1:00 am


Don't forget the second Carnival of the Horses coming up on June 1. This next edition will be hosted at MiKael's Mania (in between all her stories about foaling, of course). The first Carnival was well attended, and had a...
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Mischevious boys

Hoofbeats Archive on May 12, 2008, 6:00 am


I was out of town, standing in the desert about 15 miles west of Salt Lake City. My phone suddenly indicated that I had a voicemail. The message was from fellow Callegari boarder Doris. "I just wanted to let you...
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Responsibility

Hoofbeats Archive on May 9, 2008, 8:26 am


I went up to the barn, restocked supplements, and fussed over the Boys a bit, getting ready for another business trip out of town. I'm sure I told myself that I would travel less this year, but I'm not sure...
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R.I.P. Eight Belles - what was it all for?

Hoofbeats Archive on May 5, 2008, 11:46 pm


I didn't watch it (I never do), but I saw the pictures, read the stories. I am having some difficulty getting my head around some of the issues here. This is a horse born to race. He has no other...
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Carnival of the horses #1

Hoofbeats Archive on May 1, 2008, 1:00 pm


Welcome to the premier edition of Carnival of the Horses! There was a lot of enthusiastic response to this carnival, and we have plenty of wonderful entries to share. As usual, there are new blogs, plus old favorites. Without...
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Carnival of the horses deadline approaching

Hoofbeats Archive on April 29, 2008, 1:00 am


The first edition of the Carnival of the Horses is coming up on May 1. Don't forget to submit an entry. Spread the word to all your friends, too, even those with blogs that aren't exclusively about horses. Sometimes the...
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Hanging 'round the barn

Hoofbeats Archive on April 28, 2008, 3:48 am


Excuse the photo taken with my camera phone. Just wanted to show one of the reasons for hanging 'round the barn. Standing around chatting, while the horses graze. It makes for a relaxing evening enjoying the companionship of horses and...
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You See He Was a Circus Horse Once and Had Never Forgotten

Hoofbeats Archive on April 25, 2008, 8:34 pm


From the New York Times, February 21, 1907. HORSE DANCED IN THE STREET You See he Was a Circus Horse Once and Had Never Forgotten. Deep down, in that part of Barney's anatomy which would be called his soul, if...
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Walking horse industry starts to wise up

Hoofbeats Archive on April 22, 2008, 3:00 pm


The Walking Horse industry in general seems to be making progress. After making the news for the infamous cancelled National Celebration Championship in 2006, the pressure has been on. The changes all are going in the right direction. The 2007...
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Carnival of the horses reminder

Hoofbeats Archive on April 22, 2008, 3:00 am


The first edition of the Carnival of the Horses will be May 1. Don't forget to submit an entry, and then come on over to enjoy the Carnival! We're looking forward to this carnival being the best ever. A blog...
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Carnival of the horses

Hoofbeats Archive on April 15, 2008, 2:38 am


With the Horse Lovers Blog Carnival on hold for a while - its time for a new carnival! A quick perusal of carnivals shows that the cats have 3 active carnivals, the dogs have 2, so the horses need more...
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Answering the call of nature

Hoofbeats Archive on April 12, 2008, 4:41 am


While riding along the creek this afternoon with fellow boarders Birgitta and Barbara, we brought up a subject familiar to anyone who works with horses - pooping and peeing. Horses poop all the time, of course. While riding along, Barbara's...
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We've got a lot of horses here in Texas

Hoofbeats Archive on April 10, 2008, 4:00 pm


Somewhere I remembered reading that Texas had the largest horse population in the US, and I thought I remembered that the number was 1 million horses. I've even quoted this fact myself, but I hadn't researched it. It didn't take...
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The lazy days of horse blogging

Hoofbeats Archive on April 9, 2008, 3:00 pm


I've noticed that horse bloggers, in general, aren't as prolific as some other blogging specialties. Tech bloggers spend their days in front of the computer, and of course political bloggers are having a field day. Cat bloggers can blog while...
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Fly season

Hoofbeats Archive on April 8, 2008, 3:50 am


Last week, I took the horse blankets off the blanket bars and took them home. I replaced them with fly masks. Yep, it's time. The flies are here. Mostly your common house-fly type. The downside of having a mild winter...
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More strange horse laws

Hoofbeats Archive on March 26, 2008, 7:00 pm


I found this buried in the archives. I meant to publish it after the Strange Horse Laws entry, but it got lost in the shuffle. In London, England, law required taxi drivers to carry a bale of hay on top...
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Halter mysteries 2

Hoofbeats Archive on March 25, 2008, 7:00 pm


On the night I took Marker to the vet with a colic, I didn't notice at the time that the halter I took from the bar on his stall didn't belong to him. It wasn't until I was leaving the...
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How I can tell spring is here

Hoofbeats Archive on March 24, 2008, 11:34 pm


Not by the green trees - we have those all year round. Not by the birds singing - they sing all year round. Not by the rain, or lack thereof - there's no rain pattern here. Not by the lawn...
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