Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why EVERYONE should love horses

Horse Collaborative ran this article on my Facebook feed recently, and I thought my horsey-bloggy friends would be interested in reading it as well:

8 Reasons You Should Learn To Love These Under-Appreciated Animals

Most of these things won't come as any surprise to horse people, of course, but they are definitely talking points when you're trying to explain to someone why you love horses so much, or how you have benefited from having them, despite the expense.  I kinda want to give this article to V.'s mom, especially after she pressured her daughter into quitting her riding lessons a couple months ago.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Rattlesnake apprehended!

I was in the right place at the right time on Monday, and not only helped to save another horse from getting bitten, but also aided in apprehending a rattlesnake before it could cause any more harm.  The snake is now dead, but we don't know for sure that he was the one who bit Jess, or that it was the only one on the property.  Hopefully that's the end of it, though.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Horseback riding as exercise

I love this article, How Good of an Exercise is Horseback Riding?  I've always laughingly said that I don't need to go to the gym, I have two horses, and although that's mainly just a humorous excuse for not doing something I wouldn't do anyway (I hate gyms and working out), it is true that having horses is good exercise.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Snakebite



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beautiful fall riding weather

I keep forgetting or not finding time to write about individual rides, but I've been getting a lot of good riding time in this fall.  The weather has been gorgeous: After an early freeze and a tiny bit of snow, the days have consistently been in the 60s, 70s, and even the low 80s, while the nights have been chilly enough to keep everything from heating up too much.  Pretty much perfect weather, if you ask me!Read more »

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Monday, September 29, 2014

A trail ride and some flooding

This morning it was overcast, but I got out to the barn for a ride anyway.  One of my friends at the barn rode with me in the arena, and then we hit the trail a little.  We went farther than Rondo has gone before, but still didn't do the full loop.


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My weekend of horses and a ride on Rondo

Today I got out to the barn for the second time this weekend.  I was meeting with someone about potentially leasing Rondo -- more on that later -- and while I was there, I decided I should ride him.  After all, with V. leasing him and me being so busy all summer, I haven't actually ridden him myself in months.
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