Awards & New Friends.........

MidWestHorse Archive on March 1, 2010, 6:36 pm


I haven't received an award in awhile and I am a bit late getting to this, however my new friend at No Hoof, No Horse? who happens to live just down the road from me, so to speak, has bestowed this "Beautiful Blogger Award" upon me, of which I thank her. I am to share 7 things about myself that are currently not known to my blog-readers, and then tag 15 fellow bloggers. It is hard to top Mrs.Mom's 7 things she posted at Oh Horse Feathers. Humorous read! Now to think of 7 things, y'all don't know
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How Did You Find Your Horse?

MidWestHorse Archive on February 24, 2010, 10:23 pm


And is your horse a good match for you? I'm no expert, nor would I ever claim to be. I can only speak from experience and sometimes experience speaks volumes........ I'm going to provide a list of things, I have learned when searching for a horse that suits your needs and that you can partner with. I invite everyone to add to it. 1) Know your limitations. In other words, know what you are capable of handling. I have learned what my limits are. I know that I lack the skills to handle a "hot" young
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Bone Of Contention..........

MidWestHorse Archive on February 22, 2010, 3:59 pm


Thought this might be yet another post of contraversy????????? Nah, ....... Just a silly dog!Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Yet Another Contraversy-Wild Mustangs American Heritage

MidWestHorse Archive on February 18, 2010, 8:42 pm


Today, at least 3 million cattle graze on the same public lands where Mustangs make their living and less than 25,000 Mustangs IE: ONE wild animal for every 200 cattle. Who or what is driving the Mustang removal for the good of them or for the good of cattle ranchers who pay next to zero for grazing rights on public land? Mustang "collection" is tax subsidized. During the last eight years, about 75,000 wild horses have been taken from the land or three times the current population. 34 million acres
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Celebrate Post #800 !

MidWestHorse Archive on February 16, 2010, 12:15 am


Yes, already...............Post #800 and here's to 800 more. This post will continue on a horse theme and as it was brought up to me last week with my recent {{{shock}}} over that certain person writing for Horse Illustrated to my dismay, that perhaps we should discuss exactly what constitutes a legitimate Horse Rescue..........I have a couple of examples of that from my area in Wisconsin. Beyond that my knowledge is limited. I can tell you that I would not donate anything money or otherwise to
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Hopefully, I'll Be Back To Some Sort Of....

MidWestHorse Archive on February 12, 2010, 2:18 am


Normalcy this up coming week...........First, as I a fore mentioned I had been sick last weekend and spent the entire weekend in bed.........Well, Stephen has now gone from fluish symptoms like I had to a full blown sinus infection which then brings on "face burning" migraines for him. Not pretty to witness.........Trust me. After spending Tuesday night without sleep for his painful moans and deciding to sleep on the couch last night (not comfortable) after spending the day waiting for our Doc to
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Well..........This Post May Bring..........

MidWestHorse Archive on February 9, 2010, 5:04 pm


A little controversy this week................ I actually was sick with the flu this past weekend and did have to drag myself into work last night for 4 hours of a Mandatory OT shift. I have a friend there that has an on going subscription to Horse Illustrated. I actually had some time to rifle through and to my {{{{SHOCK}}}}, I came across and article of two pages addressing the issue of horse slaughter. I recognized the name, thought, I know who this person is. And than I saw the promo of her
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R.I.P. Our Old Friend...............

MidWestHorse Archive on February 3, 2010, 7:39 pm


Today, both Stephen and I are both physically and emotionally exhausted. We had no other choice than to have our old Fido dog sent to Heaven. Fido, and yes that was his name, was 16 years old. I brought him home as a puppy when Zoe was just 5 years old. Zoe is about to turn 21. Fido adopted Stephen way back in 2000, when Steve first came over and Fido has been Stephen's puppy ever since, so as you can imagine, today was an extremely hard day. He clearly had become very uncomfortable and not able
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A Fresh Layer Of Snow.............

MidWestHorse Archive on February 2, 2010, 4:06 pm


Greets us this morning.........So now my ice is disguised under snow and I will now slip on the ice without warning. This is the first year anniversary of Stephen's broken ankle and my infamous fight with "Kaylee" on this blog, LOL! Anyone remember that? I sure do for some odd reason.Misty's wild snow hair...........Kola's large butt headed toward the hay........."Feed Me!"The "you are late feeding us dance!" I was one hour later than usual, good grief!My poor truck cover in snow once again............Please
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Never forget life is precious

MidWestHorse Archive on January 31, 2010, 10:24 pm


Sometimes the comments of someone I have never met or do not knowstrike home so much more than seeing a news item on TVI received this comment today on my siteThank you so much for this site. We recently lost our 35-year old son in a motorcycle accident. He has two children ages 4 and 3. I have used information from your site in the journal I am working on for them to help them remember their Daddy--and have included the events from the year of his birth, the year of his graduation, and from the
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Reflections of a Brit In America

MidWestHorse Archive on January 31, 2010, 12:16 am


It has now been nearly 10 years since this Brit met Callie and decided to come to AmericaSome things seem second nature and normal, others still seem strange1. Driving on the wrong side of the road2. Driving an automatic car3. Where we are the much slower pace of traffic and better mannered drivers4. Not being able to walk to the local shops5. The wonderful variety and color of the birds6. Getting used to spelling things how they sound not how I was taught E.G. Color -- Colour and many many more
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A Wonderful 7* F Today ............ Brrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MidWestHorse Archive on January 28, 2010, 5:03 pm


It is frigid cold today. I'm looking so forward to warmer spring air. Stephen is currently working on a crock pot beef stew. I'm also looking forward to that.........Just got that started. Yum! Misty is doing well, I will call Jeremiah today and schedule a hoof trim for next week. I will once again put the girls on the Elkhorn Vet Clinic Equine Wellness Program. That is $295 per horse and includes the gamut of spring and autumn shots, coggins, a wellness health exam and a teeth float including
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More Happening's From Today........

MidWestHorse Archive on January 25, 2010, 10:48 pm


Our Redheaded Woodpecker has returned. Of course Stephen just refilled the bird feeders and all the birds are coming in droves.As you can see, just after two weeks on Mina's weight loss program, she is beginning to once again take the shape of a dog rather than that of a beached Manatee...........The evening Hay Dance begins..........Only slight distractions from dogs in the field.Does that thing belong there?And Misty's knee today. Think we're pretty much back to normal. Hard for me to judge totally
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Conditioning & Practice?

MidWestHorse Archive on January 25, 2010, 7:56 pm


As Stephen and I were out and about running our morning errands, we came across this. Which required us to turn down a new back road in order for me to snap some photos.........Found it interesting.........Looks like they might be getting some winter exercise and conditioning, getting ready for perhaps the Midwest Horse Fair, which is my guess.Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A New Blogger To Me , Anyway..........

MidWestHorse Archive on January 25, 2010, 7:28 pm


And a neighbor! I see a few of you have discovered her already, but I just did........So I'm posting the link. Here it is...... No Hoof, No Horse? Her latest post is hilarious with some crazy old laws that involves horses.......Really enjoyed it!Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Sunday Stills

MidWestHorse Archive on January 25, 2010, 1:19 am


I can take the credit fo the one above............Please visit http://midwesthorse.blogspot.com/index.html for more horse stories, information and resources.
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A Friday Funny to make you smile

MidWestHorse Archive on January 22, 2010, 5:11 pm


PhoneRing RingMe Pick Up Phone"Hello"Lady On Other End"Gladys is Ready"Me"UGHH"Lady On Other End"Gladys Is all Ready and Waiting"Me"Sorry What Do You Mean"Lady On Other End"Sorry Wrong Number"And Phone goes deadNow Callie and I spent the next hour or so coming up with scenarios ranging fromGladys is old lady waiting for car or van to collect herGladys is pet who is all ready to go homeGladys is an old car that has special pet name But of course the best is Gladys is in the pleasure business , (
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Bracing For Crap Weather.........Again!

MidWestHorse Archive on January 20, 2010, 11:05 pm


It's been just about a week since I released Misty and "knock on wood" so far , so good. She seems to be doing very well. I hope she continues. I swear this horse has Mustang in her. Wish I could afford a DNA.........She is usually tough as nails.........I had to try winter poses with my girls yesterday. Of course I interrupted them while they were eating , hence how tight I was hanging onto those halters.Although they were not impressed, they engaged my whimsy as the good girls they are.The goats
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Another Update...............

MidWestHorse Archive on January 18, 2010, 3:42 pm


Well, Misty continues to heal..........She seems to be quite right. I will schedule a trim for these long hoofed girls to be done in 2 weeks. Misty's knee still looks good. I have Kola off her Levethyroxine for now and we'll see what she looks like this spring. This morning brings me two happy, hungry (as usual) horses. I received very pitiful looks from all four legged family members as I drove off to work for my mandatory over-time last night. Miss Mina (fat dog) seems to loosing some weight already.
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How Do You Consider Your Horses ?

MidWestHorse Archive on January 17, 2010, 7:02 pm


I know this seems like a strange question but it refers to how we think of our horses.When we go out or come home the first thing Callie does is to check the girls ( Kola and Misty ), now I think the best way I can describe the way we look at our horses is "as members of the family"., where as we consider our dogs and cats as Pets and members of the familyI also remember some 20 plus years ago watching a BBC documentary on real cowboys, those guys who spent most of their time on horseback on the
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