Special Announcement-The Backyard Horse Blog Summer 2020 Contest!

Announcing the first ever contest for The Backyard Horse Blog email subscribers! I previously mentioned that a little side-hobby of mine is entering contests to try to win prizes. I started this blog in January. Today marks post #100 on The Backyard Horse Blog. Who knew quiet little me had that much to share? As… Continue reading Special Announcement-The Backyard Horse Blog Summer 2020 Contest!

Thought For The Day: The Joys of Donkey Grooming

One of my favorite authors is Rachel Anne Ridge. I really enjoyed her two books "Flash: The homeless donkey who taught me about life, faith and second chances" and "Walking With Henry: Big lessons from a little donkey on faith, friendship and finding your path". She also wrote a children's book entitled "Flash The Donkey… Continue reading Thought For The Day: The Joys of Donkey Grooming

Four Equine-Related Infographics

A horse infographic featured on http://www.horseillustrated.com It is surprising how much basic information an infographic can contain. They aren't going to provide a deep-dive into a subject, but sometimes all we have time for is a quick primer. Below are links to three equine infographics that I particularly like (and I thought the infographic featured… Continue reading Four Equine-Related Infographics

Shiloh is “too cool to be schooled” and Bear is “back in black” thanks to the Great British Equinery!

Shiloh is "too cool to be schooled" and Bear is "back in black" thanks to the new fly masks given to them by the Great British Equinery of Indiana. In previous years, I purchased both Bear and Shiloh the Harrison Howard fly masks from the Great British Equinery of Indiana. Recently, the Great British Equinery… Continue reading Shiloh is “too cool to be schooled” and Bear is “back in black” thanks to the Great British Equinery!

Bear and Shiloh give the Hilton Herbs Herballs a five-star rating!

Thank you Great British Equinery of Indiana at http://greatbritishequinery.com! Bear and Shiloh recently got to sample some free treats via the generosity of the Great British Equinery of Indiana. Both Bear and Shiloh gave the Hilton Herbs Herballs a five-star rating! Hilton Herbs Herballs, according to their product information, are made with wheat four, alfalfa,… Continue reading Bear and Shiloh give the Hilton Herbs Herballs a five-star rating!

Breyerfest Day 1

I am reblogging this post from a fellow equestrian blogger, Kristian with the blog Kristian Beverly-Books.Horses.Plastic Ponies. Kristian is a rider AND model horse collector. Her newest post reminded me that Breyerfest, an annual event, is this weekend but with a new twist. Rather than taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park as usual, Breyerfest is all online this year with the theme “Celtic Fling”. I spent many years collecting and showing model horses, only selling my collection in order to afford my first “in the flesh” horse because I couldn’t support both habits at the same time. I so enjoyed my models and the model horse world so thank you to Kristian for this reminder about Breyerfest and everything model horse!

Kristian Beverly

It’s Breyerfest week and the weather feels like it is. It’s been in the 90s in Pennsylvania with no end in sight. The feeling of melting in the sweltering sun feels right for Breyerfest week.

This year, I only have to make sure my laptop is charged or my desktop is on. There’s no traveling and hoping that the Clarion has parking spots. There’s no getting up before the sun rises and feeling the wet dew as you walk into the show hall.

I’m going to miss seeing everyone in person. 2020 has been quite the year.

In past years, on Thursday, I would’ve been on my way to Kentucky or already there. Instead I participated in a Studio Thornrose’s live sale. I snagged a Tucker and a Tripod. I love Tucker so much!

Photo by Studio Thornrose

Today, I’ve snagged one of Maggie Bennett Sculpture’s miniature skulls. They’re…

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Great British Equinery Sends Bear and Shiloh a Care Package!

A big shout out here to Debbie at the Great British Equinery of Indiana! Debbie generously sent Bear and Shiloh some swag to sample. How cool is that!? Included in the care package is a baggie of Hilton Herb Herballs treats (no added sugars for metabolically-challenged horses like Bear!), a Hilton Herbs product booklet (they… Continue reading Great British Equinery Sends Bear and Shiloh a Care Package!