Welcome to the second installment of "Would You Rather?" Equestrian Edition. The questions below come courtesy of the website Horse Nation at https://www.horsenation.com/2015/05/05/equestrian-would-you-rather-spring-edition/. I detailed my own answers to the first five questions in a previous post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/would-you-rather-equestrian-edition-first-installment/. Here I am addressing the last five. Let's get to it. Question #6- Would you rather… Continue reading “Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- Second Installment
For those of you who like to incorporate obstacle work into your rides, you might find your creativity stymied by space. Maybe you have your own backyard-horse property that would fit on a postage stamp. Maybe you have to always share an arena with other boarders. Whatever the case, you just don't have the luxury… Continue reading Layering: A Simple Obstacle Idea For Use in Small Spaces
Ever heard of calming signals in dogs? They are not exclusive to canines. According to the book's author, Rachael Draaisma, horses use them too. She notes that horses use these signals to calm themselves and those around them (including humans) in order to reduce stress, avoid conflict and maintain social relationships. Calming signals are ".… Continue reading Book Review: Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses-Recognition and Application
Photo taken from website Befunky I like reading "This or That" and "Would You Rather" questions with an equestrian theme. I came across this previously posted "Would You Rather" edition on Horse Nation at https://www.horsenation.com/2015/05/05/equestrian-would-you-rather-spring-edition/. The Horse Nation post consists of ten questions. For my purposes on The Backyard Horse Blog, I am dividing the… Continue reading “Would You Rather?” Equestrian Edition- First Installment
Fellow horse blogger, Alli, from the Heart Horse and Hoof blog at https://hearthorseandhoof.com/ inquired about the hay bags I use. Funny that I was thinking about doing a post about these hay bags. Her inquiry prompted me to bring the idea to fruition! While I do use various kinds of hay bags, I have to… Continue reading Got Hay Bags?
It has been an unusually cool Spring in my neck of the woods. I have only had the fly masks on the horses a handful of times so far this year. But the hot and humid weather that attracts bugs is likely just around the corner. If you are searching for a new fly mask… Continue reading Got Fly Mask?
Photo of Regal taken from Horse Nation website where his stories appear If you have read my post about fostering horses for a local rescue, it will come as no surprise that animal rescue stories capture my attention. Reading about an animal leaving a bad situation and moving on to lead a normal life is… Continue reading The Rehabilitation of Regal
Today I pulled my horse trailer out of the barn where it sat over Winter. I dusted it off, drove it around the country block, checked the tire air-pressure and looked the trailer over for damage. I also brought out Bear and Shiloh for a little test-load. I hadn't trailed them anywhere since last Fall.… Continue reading Page From The Horse Trailer Diaries- May 9th, 2020
Photo taken from Bernice End's website at http://www.endeofthetrail.com Many of you have probably already heard of Bernice End and/or the Long Rider's Guild. But did you know that there is now a new documentary about Bernice? Entitled "Lady Long Rider- How far one woman went to find herself- The Story of Bernice Ende", it is… Continue reading New Documentary Film: Lady Long Rider
Do you like to watch horses roll? I find it amazing and amusing. Think how strong you have to be to be able to get up, get down and flip sides over your back when you are around 1,000 pounds. As I marvel as a horse's physical prowess, I find the antics just plain fun… Continue reading Rolling Over
I got the idea for this post from fellow equine blogger, Reese, and her Horses of the Ozark Hills blog at https://horsesoftheozarkhills.com. Wouldn't that be so cool to go trail riding in the Ozarks? I am jealous! Reese recently designed a fun post about making horse & dog friendly treats at https://horsesoftheozarkhills.com/healthy-treats-for-horses-dogs/. She encouraged her… Continue reading Fun Idea From A Fellow Equine Blogger