I took my horses out for another field trip last week. More on that in a later post, but I thought I'd share this photo. Its story serves as a warning. My tale begins over Winter when I got one of those subscription horse boxes as a gift. It came with a lead rope. The… Continue reading Aw, Snap!
I have an addendum to my previous post titled "Bear as Emergency Alert System" (see original post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/my-horse-bear-as-first-responder/). Bear and I received this lovely card from the woman whom Bear helped rescue! Isn't that sweet?! I have marked out her name for privacy's sake in case she didn't want it blasted all over the… Continue reading Bear and I receive a thank you card!
Saw this infographic courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim (the maker of all the expensive equine medicine that I give to my horse Bear). Made me chuckle (not the price of the medicine but the infographic). Sometimes it is just easier for horse folks to measure things in horse hands! PS- If you are reading this and… Continue reading Six Feet Apart in Horse Hands
Since Shiloh got "unstitched" at the vet's office, the horses and I have taken two little field trips, one to a local training/boarding barn and one to a private facility. We were experiencing an unusually pleasant stretch of weather (meaning not too hot or too humid), and I wanted to take advantage. Our first trip,… Continue reading Travel Tales and Travails
https://brightside.me/wonder-quizzes/how-many-horses-do-you-see-your-answer-can-reveal-a-lot-about-you-660610/I stumbled across the above internet link and thought it looked amusing. This quizz from brightside.me is purported to say something about your personality depending upon your answer. I am sceptical about that claim, but I had fun reading through it. Because the subject matters happens to be horses, I can't think this would be… Continue reading I see horses everywhere
Now that it is June, most of us are probably seeing our horses sweating when we ride. Even if you aren't riding at length or at speed, your horse most likely gets sweaty under their tack. Shiloh certainly can get sweaty on a hot/humid day so I like to do something to clean him up… Continue reading Got Cooling Rinse?
If you stick around the horse world long enough, you will probably find yourself at some point with a horse who can't be ridden. Maybe due to age (too young or too old)/health/ training issues, the horse just isn't suitable for riding. Or maybe you like horses but aren't interested in sitting on their backs.… Continue reading Activities For The Unridden Horse
In March 2020, I wrote an essay about my interest in reading a then unreleased book called "Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland". My essay was published on Horse Nation at https://www.horsenation.com/2020/03/10/why-this-rural-middle-aged-white-woman-is-looking-forward-to-reading-the-new-book-compton-cowboys-the-new-generation-of-cowboys-in-americas-urban-heartland/. I mentioned it in a previous blog post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/compton-cowboys-new-generation-cowboys-americas-urban-heartland/. Unfortunately, I am still waiting to read the… Continue reading The Horse World Needs Everybody
SOLID CYSTIC APOCRINE DUCTULAR ADENOMA. Say that with me once. Okay. Now say that with me fast three times. Just kidding. I am not even sure how to pronounce the last three words! For inquiring minds who want to know, a solid cystic aprocrine ductular adenoma is what Shiloh had on his rump. You may… Continue reading Test Results! Spring 2020 Vet Visit Continued . . .
Shiloh is officially unstitched now! I must say that was the fastest vet visit ever. I'm not sure we were even in the parking lot for more than ten minutes this morning. Basically, Shiloh got off the trailer, got his stitches out in the barn aisle, got back on the trailer and we were on… Continue reading Shiloh- No longer in stitches
Hmmm, not sure what I just did, but in organizing my upcoming posts for this coming week, I just released what was actually to be Wednesday's post! Everything I said in this morning's post is factual EXCEPT for the note about Shiloh's stitches removal. As of today, he still has them in. Tomorrow, Monday, I… Continue reading Ignore What I Just Posted, Sort Of
Do you ever notice what your horse notices? I'm always fascinated at what horses see/hear off in the distance. So many times, I can't see/hear what they are looking at until the object gets closer or I get out my binoculars. Their senses really do seem different and more acute in many ways. It is… Continue reading Horse as “Emergency Alert System”
Last week, I drove Bear and Shiloh down to the vet's office for their annual Spring exams. I usually schedule their Spring exams earlier in the year, but the pandemic changed my plans on both the timing of the exams and how they were performed. This year is the first time that I remember not… Continue reading Spring 2020 Vet Exam