Thanksgiving prayers

Hoofbeats Archive on November 21, 2007, 12:00 am

"Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul." --Author unknown Marker's Thanksgiving Prayer Dear Lord, I give thanks that I've come to live in this wonderful home after so long a journey. I give thanks for food...
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Cold vs Hot

Hoofbeats Archive on November 16, 2007, 2:15 pm

Southerners get used to the fact that Northerners make fun of our hot humid climate. Case in point - Halt Near X has an entry detailing her possible game plan for preparing to move down here, which had me rolling...
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How I can tell winter is here

Hoofbeats Archive on November 16, 2007, 3:06 am

Winter has officially arrived here in Houston. Granted, those of you up north will scoff. We don't get snow, we rarely get ice. Tonight's low temperature - predicted to be 40 degrees. Tomorrow's high temperature - 72 degrees. This is...
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The cost of horses

Hoofbeats Archive on November 14, 2007, 2:00 pm

The price of owning a horse won't come as a surprise to anyone who currently owns a horse (or more likely, horses). But sometimes, the money aspect is just clearer. Like at the end of the year as I start...
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Equine Veterans Day

Hoofbeats Archive on November 11, 2007, 1:30 pm

An Old War Horse Dead From the Davenport (Iowa) Democrat, Nov. 6, 1888 One of the last survivors of the equine veterans of the war died at Genesco last Tuesday. He was "Chub," the late Col. John Galligan's old...
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If horses were software

Hoofbeats Archive on November 10, 2007, 6:00 pm

A few weeks ago I bought a new laptop. As I was re-loading software and other documents onto the new unit, I came across this item that I had saved (probabably from another blog). It was so appropriate. A letter...
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The Horse Lovers Blog Carnival is back!

Hoofbeats Archive on November 9, 2007, 2:45 am

After a short hiatus, the Horse Lovers Blog Carnival returns. The next issue will be hosted at Horse Approved. The date is November 21, so the deadline for entries will be November 20. The theme will be, appropriately, Why I...
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The new trailer

Hoofbeats Archive on November 5, 2007, 9:50 pm

Well, I did it. I actually bought my first horse trailer a few months before I bought my first horse. A classic example of "putting the cart before the horse." At the time, I was still leasing Starman from the...
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Tag - I'm "it"

Hoofbeats Archive on November 1, 2007, 2:00 pm

I never thought it would happen to me. Not me. This was something that happened to other bloggers. I was tagged by Mikki at Our First Horse. I have to reveal "8 Things You Didn't Know About Me." What the...
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The pleasant days of Fall

Hoofbeats Archive on October 30, 2007, 11:01 pm

Ah, yes. These are the days we live for. I know I've been bad. I haven't been keeping up entries here. I THINK about entries to make in this blog. Doesn't that count for something? But ever since I got...
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Happy Birthday Marker

Hoofbeats Archive on October 19, 2007, 2:00 pm

Today's is Marker's birthday. He is 21. He's certainly had a busy life. Born in Ohio, he traveled quite a route to end up in my paddock. I was his eighth owner of record. It's hard to believe it's already...
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The Red Pony

Hoofbeats Archive on October 16, 2007, 4:02 am

I'm out of town this week, in Monterey, California. Although a bit on the cool side, the weather is beautiful. It's one of the better places to be "stuck" on a business trip. I've been coming here once or twice...
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Walking horse gaits to be studied

Hoofbeats Archive on September 24, 2007, 2:00 pm

This year the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration went much better than last year. Of course, it could hardly have gotten worse. Last year's Celebration was cancelled due to excessive soring violations. There was no 2006 Tennessee Walking Horse Champion....
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Cleaning up Starman

Hoofbeats Archive on September 23, 2007, 12:42 am

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog entry about a rash that Starman had developed in the last few summers. I had lots of helpful suggestions, but had not been able to find the time to try any...
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My life explodes

Hoofbeats Archive on September 21, 2007, 1:06 am

I know I've been missing. I've missed being here. This blog entry has nothing to do with horses. I enjoy blogging about Starman, Marker, and everything horsey. But I've never been much for the online "diary" or telling the world...
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A man that don't love a horse.....

Hoofbeats Archive on July 27, 2007, 2:00 pm

"A man that don't love a horse, there is something the matter with him." -Will Rogers...
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Walking Horse membership

Hoofbeats Archive on July 26, 2007, 2:00 pm

The other day I received a flyer from the TWHBEA. They are currently offering a discount for lifetime membership. I wonder if they are seeing their membership numbers decline.The discount was about 33% (from $1000 to $695). Horse breeds need...
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Horse Lovers Blog Carnival #9

Hoofbeats Archive on July 25, 2007, 1:55 pm

Today is Carnival Day! Visit the latest edition of the Horse Lovers Blog Carnival at Golden Dreams, our Akhal-Tekes. Today's Carnival includes some new sites, including some artistic perspectives. I was strangely spellbound while watching the video of assertive horses...
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Hoofbeats Archive on July 24, 2007, 8:59 pm

This isn't an entry about horses. This is the story of a dog. Several years ago I met Ken Rogers. He was a colleague, who worked for a different organization, in the motorsports industry. Ken and his wife Melissa had...
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Walking Horse progress

Hoofbeats Archive on July 15, 2007, 2:00 pm

In a decision that was nothing less than history-making, the Walking Horse Trainers Association (WHTA) voted July 9th to sign the 2007-2009 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Operating Plan. The National Horse Show Commission (NHSC), made up of representatives...
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