Horse haiku

Hoofbeats Archive on March 8, 2008, 5:09 am


I'm not sure where this inspiration came from, but here goes. Watchful eyes see me What is that you are hiding? Give me that carrot! Indignant gelding spewing spitting slobbering I don't like worming The soft fluffy clouds floating gently...
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Horse Lover's Blog Carnival #11

Hoofbeats Archive on March 1, 2008, 3:00 am


After another short hiatus, the Horse Lover's Blog Carnival has returned. The first Carnival of 2008 is hosted at Horse Approved, and the theme is "Spending Time With Horses." As usual, the Carnival is full of interesting entries. I especially...
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Excellent blog award

Hoofbeats Archive on February 17, 2008, 7:00 pm


Wow! What a wonderful feeling it was to wake up on a Sunday morning to find that I had won an award. Especially after the week I've had. This honor was bestowed on me by the Gecko over at...
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The buddy factor

Hoofbeats Archive on February 17, 2008, 1:08 am


If Starman lived in a perfect world, he would have an entire herd of reasonably docile followers to be in charge of. He was born to be the leader. I don't know if he would be a good leader, but...
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Knowing what to do

Hoofbeats Archive on February 15, 2008, 4:00 pm


Marker's recent colic episode confirmed several things. And it created some interesting conversations with a few of my fellow boarders. Horses, like children, don't come with instruction manuals. They do, however, come with plenty of advice. But regardless, you develop...
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Marker gets a colic

Hoofbeats Archive on February 15, 2008, 2:08 am


I have now passed another of the initiation tests of horse ownership. The colic. Thanks goodness I was not out of town. The barn manager called me about 3 pm on Wednesday. They had found Marker laying in his paddock...
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How to tell it's time to stop riding

Hoofbeats Archive on February 10, 2008, 7:00 pm


Starman was tired. Deep down I knew it, but I refused to take his gentle hints. Sure - it's easy for ME to say "let's take another lap around the arena". He's the one doing all the work. We were...
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Catching up with life

Hoofbeats Archive on February 9, 2008, 10:12 pm


January was crazy. You don't even want to hear about it. Real life and the burdens of being a responsible adult severely impacted my "horse time". The boys were glad to finally see me, and I was definitely glad to...
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Help for the Transylvanian Horseman

Hoofbeats Archive on January 14, 2008, 4:47 am


Like many of us in the blogosphere, I have a favorite list of horse blogs that I visit regularly. One of those is Transylvanian Horseman. His blog is the oh-so-charming-and-interesting tale of life in Romania, where they still use horses...
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Men vs Women

Hoofbeats Archive on January 7, 2008, 10:21 pm


The other night I was at the barn, and there was a man there saddling up. I didn't approach him, but I assume he was a boarder since he took a horse out of a stall, and pretty much looked...
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Facing your horse's mortality

Hoofbeats Archive on December 30, 2007, 11:52 pm


A few days after reading and posting about Notable Deaths of 2007, I read "Saying goodbye to a horse" at Our First Horse. Mikki tells of a young horse belonging to her pastor that injures himself and has to be...
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Notable deaths of 2007

Hoofbeats Archive on December 29, 2007, 1:00 am


As the year draws to a close, the Houston Chronicle joins many others in remembering those who have left us during the year. As I paged through their memorial photo gallery, I found several horse-related items. Barbaro Barbaro would be...
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Wash this horse

Hoofbeats Archive on December 28, 2007, 2:21 am


With temperatures hovering in the 50s-60s during the day, bathing the horse is out of the question. During the few days when the temperatures climbed into the 70s, I decided to ride instead. This is what Marker looks like when...
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The Christmas Blessing

Hoofbeats Archive on December 25, 2007, 7:01 am


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Adventures on the trail, part 2

Hoofbeats Archive on December 21, 2007, 7:00 pm


Unlike his best friend Marker, Starman loves going on the trail. Why go around in circles when there's the big bright world out there? Coming back from my shortened trail ride with Marker, I ran into fellow boarders Sallie Gillispie...
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Adventures on the trail, part 1

Hoofbeats Archive on December 21, 2007, 1:20 am


I love Marker, but I've accepted the fact that he will never be a trail horse. He's not comfortable out in the real world. It's a scary place. Because riding in an endless circle in the arena bores me pretty...
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Moneigh to benefit ex-racehorses

Hoofbeats Archive on November 29, 2007, 11:22 pm


One of the last "Moneigh" paintings done by the late John Henry is up for bids in an eBay auction held by ReRun, the ex-racehorse adoption program. Previously, Moneighs by the two-time Horse of the Year have been sold online,...
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On the 8th day, the Walking Horses

Hoofbeats Archive on November 29, 2007, 1:00 am


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On the 8th day, the Paints

Hoofbeats Archive on November 28, 2007, 1:00 am


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Horse Lover's Blog Carnival #10

Hoofbeats Archive on November 21, 2007, 2:00 pm


As everyone makes plans for Turkey Day tomorrow, the Horse Lovers Blog Carnival gives thanks today. The Carnival is well-attended, so you're sure to see old friends and make new ones. It's interesting to note that many bloggers, as they...
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