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!
I love this quickie quiz from the Beyond The Saddle Podcast Facebook page. I think horses smell fantastic. This quiz reminded me that there are all sorts of other scents associated with horse life too. I had a hard time narrowing down the list to just two. But for me, number 5 (freshly cut alfalfa… Continue reading Horse-Life Fragrances: What are your favorites?
BEAR STOPS TO SMELL THE ROSES SHILOH STOPS TO TRY TO EAT THE ROSES SHILOH LATER RETURNS AND SAYS "OKAY NOW, FORGET THE RIDICULOUS PLASTIC ROSES, WHERE ARE THE TREATS???"
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
I found this quote on the internet, but I can't figure out to whom it is attributed. Does anybody know? It grabbed me when I first saw it so I thought I would share it here. Would love to give the author proper credit for it!
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 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!
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!
Horse popsicles, anyone? Phew! July is turning out to be one hot potato of a month for many of us. My travel plans with the horses are on hold as we sweat out some extreme weather patterns. I don't think that asking them to get in a hot box will help them develop more positive… Continue reading Warm- Hot- Hotter
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!
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!
Today, I’ve snagged one of Maggie Bennett Sculpture’s miniature skulls. They’re…
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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!
Looking for fun obstacle ideas to try at home? Check these out. While my horse, Shiloh, still had his stitches, I attended a clinic hosted by a riding club. Originally I was signed up to take Shiloh to ride in the clinic, but I canceled when I realized he wouldn't have his stitches out by… Continue reading Two Fun Obstacle Ideas
Folks who know me have probably heard me talk about my enjoyment of entering contests. Essay contests, photo contests, trivia contests, "put your name in a hat "contests. I love them all. It is exciting trying to win prizes. I have had some pretty good success winning small things over the years- a box of… Continue reading Farnam SuperMask Supermodel Contest 2020
Bear and me in 2010Shiloh and me in 2019
So what do we equestrians do when we want to ride, but it is ten thousand degrees outside with 100% percent humidity and there is almost no shade? We ride at dawn! Or at least I do. The older I get, the less tolerant I am of temperature extremes. I get completely stiff and achy… Continue reading We Ride At Dawn
In my previous post, I mentioned that last week I took Bear and Shiloh over to a local training/boarding barn for another field trip. I thought I would share in this post what I am working on with Shiloh when we ride. The field trips allow me to work on several things at once including… Continue reading Latest Field Trip