Horse Rescue Or Collector?

MidWestHorse Archive on July 1, 2008, 5:52 pm

Finding a legitimate horse rescue can be difficult. If ever faced with a decision in today's economy that one may not want to make. My girls are with me for life. But say you want to donate to one. What might you look for? Often you see people, who may have good intentions in the beginning and then just end up collecting and often those horses end up in a place that may be worse than where they came from. The living conditions for the horses are poor. There are too many there to care for properly.
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Nature Is Amazing

MidWestHorse Archive on July 1, 2008, 3:35 pm

Sometimes I marvel at nature and how diverse and fantastic it is.We came home from Washington DC and every time we walked past a tree we could hear a cat ( I swear it was a cat honest ) and each time Callie and I looked in the tree all we could see was a bird.Anyway after a while of thinking we are getting older and more senile Callie gets out our birdbook and lo and behold the answer to our confusion ( the bird was a Cat Bird ) did not even know they existed.The thing I find amazing is they must
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Washington DC

MidWestHorse Archive on June 30, 2008, 1:39 pm

These are just a quick sampling of some of the things we saw at Washington DC. I have tons of pictures. We did enjoy ourselves. We walked miles! My front of my calves were on fire! It wasn't overwhelmingly hot as the dew point dropped when we were there. It is one of the strangest cities I've ever been to and I used to live in Chicago and Phoenix. I've been to London and New Orleans several times. And by strange I mean, street people and panhandlers. At least 4 per block! And crime! God forbid you
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St Jude's Horse Show

MidWestHorse Archive on June 27, 2008, 11:04 pm

This weekend they are having a horse show at the Pecatonica Equine Center to benefit St Judes. On Saturday it is just for the kids. They have speed and fun classes. Sunday it is time for the adults. It is basically the same classes. We don't even have horses we can take to this. Most of the participants belong to a local trail club. They probably would prefer that we leave our stallions home. A friend from work has been making these necklaces for me and my friends. No 2 are alike and they really
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I'm Back!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 27, 2008, 8:24 pm

Sorry all, have been on vacation to DC for the week and now have to go to work tonight and tomorrow night, so probably won't get to reading and commenting and blogging until Sunday night. My week gone has been successful as I came home to girls at a much better weight! Two weeks of solid dieting has been good for them...LOL...Hope all the walking in DC has been good for me!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Cool Horse Bloggers Guest Book

MidWestHorse Archive on June 20, 2008, 4:50 pm

I created this as I thought it would be pretty cool to share .The Front Picture I have used is ofWild Horses on the Range from The Bureau of Land Management. You can upload your photos of your horse or horses to share with other horse bloggers and you can get the code to add to your blog to get even more horse bloggers to join in.I have enabled verify so we do not get spammers just adding c???, so may take couple of hours before you appear .Please sign the guestbook and tell me what you think.PS
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Scenes From This Week

MidWestHorse Archive on June 18, 2008, 1:06 am

I told him to go away and that he didn't belong to me, but he didn't listen. He is not one of mine!Mr. Special (so Steve has named this Cardinal) . He was tearing apart our Pansies and making all sorts of noise!Zoe and Steve playing Badminton and Spot joining in.Mr. and Mrs. Goldfinch enjoying finch seed. They come several times a day.Another colt on the streets of Lake Geneva. Thought this one was really pretty.One of our local flooded roads. These are farm fields surrounding this road. Not even
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Does The Price Of A Horse..............

MidWestHorse Archive on June 16, 2008, 3:17 pm

Constitute the quality of this horse? Well? Let's see here. A recent post by Victoria Cummings at Teachings of the Horse, got me to thinking and inspired this post. I think it depends on the prospective rider, trainer, their skills and what the horse is to be used for. For example, my needs or desires are different from many others. I don't compete, just trail ride on rare occasion and pleasure ride in my arena and enjoy caring for and the company of my horses, but for those of you who compete,
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Happy Father's Day

MidWestHorse Archive on June 16, 2008, 1:34 am

To our Fathers, our Husbands, our Brothers, our Sons and Nephews. To the men that have supported us through our endeavors and helped to shape the strong women we are today! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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If Only and Energy Efficiency

MidWestHorse Archive on June 15, 2008, 3:18 pm

I was thinking today about what I would like to do to help the energy crisis and the family budget if only I could afford it.1. Change the windows that are not double glazed ( and rotting away slowly but surely ) . About 1/2 our windows are not done.2. Change car to a new Hybrid model or much more fuel efficient.3. Install a solar or wind powered energy system.4. Increase the insulation and in some cases put insulation in place ( will do this year as within our budget.Things we have done 1. Less
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The Best Layed Plans

MidWestHorse Archive on June 13, 2008, 12:45 am

First, for those of you who asked, here is the recipe for the pasta shrimp salad. Two pounds medium pasta shells, cooked. One large bag or two small bags frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed & deveined. About two tablespoons of McCormick Salad Supreme spice, give or take, to taste. And about a cup of Miracle Whip, NOT Mayonnaise, must be Miracle Whip. Mix all together and chill for a couple of hours and there ya go! There was a magnificent rainbow directly after the second storm that went through.
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This Week

MidWestHorse Archive on June 12, 2008, 3:11 pm

Well, unfortunately I was unable to ride this week. Between the mud lot after the storms and finally getting the house cleaned and running out to get gas for the lawnmower and actually getting this lawn mowed and weed whacked, it's been downright busy. All things that really needed to be done. I'm so pleased with the lawn. We're back to having a little curbside appeal again. Oh, it was looking awful and driving me nuts. But it's all done now, that is until next week. We're on a flash flood watch
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Horses, Dogs and Cats Cloning

MidWestHorse Archive on June 10, 2008, 10:31 pm

I have an old dog FIDO who I am truly devoted to who is also devoted to me and at 15 years old I consider each new year we are lucky enough to still have him with us is a bonus.While doing some research for my other site I came across a news article about Horse and Donkey Cloning , and on further research found it would even be possible to clone FIDO.Now this got me thinking would it be right to clone FIDO or when it is his time allow his time to pass and remember him for the great companion he
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Mom, Help!!!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 10, 2008, 4:27 am

These are our boys. That's it for babies this year. Stacy ended up having a false pregnancy. It was pretty heartbreaking, I was hoping to finally get a filly. The little guy is Runt and the mini clydsdale is Flash ( he really is a quarter horse). They are less then a week apart. Flash was born May 5th and Runt on the 9th. They are at the age where they wonder off from their moms and they are starting to play. Runt has little horse syndrome and usually starts it. His mom was up by the feeder calling
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Definition # 2

MidWestHorse Archive on June 9, 2008, 1:33 pm

I've been fuming over the weekend and unable to post about it and with mixed emotions on whether to post about it, but at times I have a bit of a Scot temper and I just must say my piece and get it out there, which is why I've entitled this post as I did referring to the second definition of a Skunk.......a. A person regarded as obnoxious or despicable.b. A person whose company is avoided..............There was a lot of activity between Thursday and Friday that caused a good friend of ours to close
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A Skunk!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 9, 2008, 1:16 pm

I'm writing this for our European friends as I don't think that they have the mispleasure of ever having to deal with the torrid and rather smelly skunk. This is especially for you, Portraits de chevaux , our French friend, who asked me to explain a skunk as Kola had recently been skunked! "skunk1.a. Any of several small, mostly carnivorous New World mammals of the genus Mephitis and related genera, having a bushy tail and black fur with white markings and ejecting a foul-smelling oily liquid from
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Batton Down The Hatches!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 9, 2008, 12:48 pm

Here's some pics of the wonderful weather we've been having here lately! Hellashish storms! And high winds and tornados! All weekend!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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It's Hot and Humid

MidWestHorse Archive on June 6, 2008, 5:10 pm

It's hot and humid today, Jeremiah was here to trim the girls and they both had considerable attitudes. Most embarrassing. Because of the heat and humidity, the flies are now out, but not like they've been in the past, however, one fly is too many for the girls. Kola got skunked the other day and inspite of my efforts to clean, when Jeremiah lifted her right front to trim, I heard, "Geezus, did Kola get skunked?" and then the fresh aroma of skunk wafted upward and I said, " I thought she had, but
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Is Anybody Else Really Feeling The Pinch?

MidWestHorse Archive on June 5, 2008, 6:14 pm

A fat cat squeezed into an empty water box, thought that would be an appropriate picture to accompany this post. We are really starting to feel the squeeze of this recession! I don't know if any of you out there are really feeling it, but we certainly have been, especially since the gas prices have increased so. For instance, I used to keep my gas tanks full. I haven't run my truck in over two months. It sits in the driveway nearly on empty. My car is getting to the "ding, ding" moment on the gas
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Images From This Week

MidWestHorse Archive on June 5, 2008, 4:32 pm

Stormy weather today and wet horses.Red caps or sand cranes off the road yesterday.A walk yesterday through the Kettle Moraine Forest and the Ice Age trail.Pywackette.....Queen of Gnomes........creepy!Wierd cat!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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