Vacation!

MidWestHorse Archive on September 3, 2010, 1:21 am


Steve and I will be on vacation shortly in England. Jeremiah and Donna will be house and animal sitting for us, so I thought I'd leave you with a few images of our Walworth County Fair this year. A very quiet and empty fair. Must be a sign of the economy. In all my years going to this fair, I can honestly say that I have never seen such and empty, quiet fair.........sad.........But here it is.Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A New Day..................................

MidWestHorse Archive on August 26, 2010, 4:09 pm


The girls, free from "slobbers" today, pining for pasture, not happenin' and free from burrs!The results from a local Farmer's Market Thursday. Fresh breads, fresh organic leg of lamb, fresh fruits and veggies. The spring onion are almost too beautiful to eat. We know what dinner will be tonight!And I thought I'd show this. These are not clouds as such, but rather steam coming off of Lake Michigan which about 40 miles east from us. We woke up to a crisp Autumn like morning, cool air and a now heated
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Here We Go Again..........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 25, 2010, 7:42 pm


Well since I've had the girls inside without pasture for a week or two and I mowed it yesterday, I thought that maybe, just maybe I wouldn't have a problem with "slobbers" again...........BUT, NOOOOO................. They were only out there a few hours and low and behold both came in with raging cases of slobbers. I did try some electrolytes and that failed miserably, so will try a different approach this evening adding it to their food with some corn oil. They did both get some Banamine and some
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The Breakfast Dance!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 24, 2010, 1:07 pm


The girls had been willing me for 30 minutes to come down and feed them............I love this hay that has just been delivered. A 50/50 mix of alfalfa and grass.......This bale a little more stemmy, but the girls and the goat boys love it and it takes them awhile to finish it.My roses are still blooming.............And we're all waiting to go back inside.......... On another note, the boy dogs managed to wake me at 6am this morning by jumping onto the bed where Mina and I were still laying in and
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Bad Tummy In Dog!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 17, 2010, 12:18 pm


I thought that I would share this with everyone as it turned out well and worked. For those of us with dogs, especially on a farm, this bit of info may be helpful. Yesterday, Miss Mina or as we affectionately call her "the Moo", decided that early in the morning she might taste the soybeans in the field next door. Of course we did not know this until a couple of hours later when she didn't eat her breakfast and proceeded to puke.........alot........and within these piles I cleaned up were what appeared
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New Products: Absorbine Equine

MidWestHorse Archive on August 16, 2010, 1:53 pm


Recently, I had been contacted through Facebook by a person representing Absorbine to try a couple of new Equine products. Honestly, I had forgotten about it until, of course they showed up in the post. One is a natural fly spray and the other a topical liniment and antiseptic which I believe can be either wiped on or sprayed on. This is the beauty of blogging and attaching your blog to Facebook. I love when this happens because it gives me an opportunity to try something new and share it with others
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Fungus Is AmongUs..................

MidWestHorse Archive on August 2, 2010, 10:04 pm


The culpret..............clover............Of course with our heat and recent rain, more to come, my pasture is becoming over run with fungal clover. Up until now, I've been able to avoid "Slobbers". Well, no longer. At noon today, Kola aka Miss Sensitive came in with a decent case of slobbers. What slobbers is http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/articles/0799salv.shtml . Slobbers is caused by a fungus that clings usually to red clover, however, in my case to white clover. A few years ago,
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Rainy Days and Thursdays ?

MidWestHorse Archive on July 22, 2010, 4:49 pm


Something was rustling in the bean field. It might have been Miss Mina.Misty's thought process is as the following, "Well, I'll just go and roll, then."Kola is still not quite sure. Her thought process, "What the hell?".Kota dog , the nincompoop, has just a bit too much curiosity.........LOL, Dork!Mina thinking the hot weather preceding the rain, "Just blows!" And some of our local wild life, an egret and a family of cranes. You can see about two or three babies towards the left of the photo. Please
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What Would You Do ?

MidWestHorse Archive on July 17, 2010, 2:33 pm


Many of the Movers and Shakers Including Presidents, Highly Successful Entrepreneurs, High Profile Celebrities decide once they have fulfilled their original ambitions set out to support a cause they believe in strongly. They set up trusts, campaign, or use their high profile for a specific cause they believe in, some may do it very publicly others in private. This is not a modern phenomenon and goes back as far as history itself.Most of us ordinary mortals could not achieve the same lofty success,
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Latest Update on Joe's TB Horse, Sky

MidWestHorse Archive on July 13, 2010, 8:04 pm


Well, I think we can all agree that Sky is truly on the road to recovery. She's really looking great in my opinion. Kudos to Joe and a job well done. It's nice to see him care enough to put in the effort to consult Vets and nutritionists and get it right. She looks so much better. On a personal note, once again it is so steaming hot, I still have not gotten a ride in myself on either of my girls. I still keep my goal of at least one ride in before winter comes, but who knows when that will be. Neither
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Hope Everyone Had A Great Holiday...........

MidWestHorse Archive on July 6, 2010, 1:38 pm


This first image, I'm sure most of you heard this sad and tragic news of a July 4th parade that turned disastrous. Here's the link http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/97767114.html . I found this tremendously sad and although this ended tragically for this parade, there were millions more that went on that day and no one was hurt.Recently I had my old faded tattoo covered with this one. It's still in the healing process, hoping it will still look good as it's now in the flaking stage. Makes me want to
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Recently.............

MidWestHorse Archive on July 1, 2010, 8:47 pm


Well, the shed is gone........Finally........And Russ, our construction dude, who is very good, has begun on the outside wall and replacement of joists and siding on that side of the house. Although, I just had 21 days off, I did not get in any riding I had hoped for, storming or hot or busy.........Oh well, at least I have weekdays to work on that. Hopefully, at least one ride in before summer ends........Ugh! I set that small goal because we have been so busy. We'll have a second attempt at a
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Temultuous Weather & Heat...............

MidWestHorse Archive on June 25, 2010, 1:12 pm


Well, we've had some rotten weather this past week. The town of Eagle, just about 12 miles straight north from here had an F2 tornado level about 25 houses & damage an additional 100 more. Also Old World Wisconsin was leveled. Old World Wisconsin is a working settlement history place of Wisconsin one can visit. Unfortunately there are a lot of horse properties there as well as the Palmyra Horse Park, part of the state Lower Kettle Moraine preserve runs through there as well. This also happened
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Happy Father's Day

MidWestHorse Archive on June 20, 2010, 12:58 pm


Stephen enjoying his Father's Day gifts! For those of you who are Dad's to children or critters alike. For the our Fathers, Husbands, Brothers, Sons............Happy Dad's Day! You give us strength and stand by our sides.......... To the worldYou are one personBut to this personYou are the world Happy Father's Day to my loving husband, Stephen!Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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It's Been Busy.....................

MidWestHorse Archive on June 17, 2010, 4:17 pm


Around here lately. It has been raining a lot and I finally got out into the yard to mow and of course one shot with new blades on and the rest of the season, striped lawn because I managed to bend one of the new blades on an unseen rock, Oh Well! The girls have gotten into their routine and since I have some vacation time right now, I may even do a little riding as I haven't gotten to it at all yet this year. My rose bushes have gone absolutely mad and the last photo shows the dismantle phase of
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Great Idea ICE (In Case of Emergency) Pass It on

MidWestHorse Archive on June 10, 2010, 8:50 pm


ICE - 'In Case of Emergency'(I hadn't heard of this before today- so I'm sure there are at least a few others who hadn't heard about it.)Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill,
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Kota Is Officially Fitting Right In.............

MidWestHorse Archive on May 31, 2010, 1:35 am


A crazy , happy roll!Rushing at me playing!The after effects of the happy roll! Usually the roll begins the rampant run around the yard!Playing well with the others...........Getting to know the horses and learning a healthy respect as they move him out of their area. Oops! Better skedaddle!Another crazy run around the yard. He has officially become one of the spoiled children as the three of them bide for our attention. They all know what to do if they want a treat from the treat box, which is
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The More I Read.........................

MidWestHorse Archive on May 27, 2010, 2:58 pm


I just have to put this out there..........And it may seem harsh, but sometimes it just drives me crazy. There are very few people out there that I actually do trust that they know what they are talking about when it comes to horses and their care. A few of them close blogger friends for example : Mrs Mom, Mikey, Arlene, Gayle and a many more. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we draw from our personal experiences. What we have learned over the years caring for our horses. And it doesn't always
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Update on Joe's Horse Sky

MidWestHorse Archive on May 26, 2010, 3:22 pm


Well, I promised some update photos on Sky. If you remember her coat was bad as well as she was dangerously thin and the problem wasn't lack of nutrition but over feed and not the right nutrition. Joe is continuing his regimen and going out today to get some more Vitamins. Clearly she still has a serious lack of weight gain, but that can sometimes be a slow process, but her coat and gut look tremendously better, in my opinion. I'm glad he's working so hard to help her and willing to share this with
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A Few Updates...................

MidWestHorse Archive on May 26, 2010, 1:42 am


Misty remains on her Glucosamine and seems to be doing well. Both girls a little slower this week as it is "unseasonably" hot and humid. Ugh!I still have Kola on her Levothyroxine and she's maintaining a healthy weight, however, even though she has shed out fairly well, her coat seems a bit more course this year. I still think she's at the very least pre-Cushingnoid. We'll just keep her on it for now and watch her closely as I'm still not willing to risk a laminitis episode with the high dose steroid
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