Ever heard of online horse showing? I get the impression that virtual horse show participation increased in popularity this year due to COVID19. The organization FOSH, Friends of Sound Horses, is in its third year of hosting the "Gaits Wide Open" virtual horse show in conjunction with the North American Western Dressage organization. FOSH shines… Continue reading Shiloh and I Make Our Virtual Horse Show Debut
I have a Wahl corded clipper that is still working just fine after almost twenty years of use. I probably would have stuck with it and never bought a cordless clipper if not for my barn electricity issue. Sometime before the year 2010, the electricity in my barn area stopped working. After consulting with a… Continue reading What Are Your Favorite Cordless Clippers?
Recently I ordered another pile of sand for my horses' paddock. After Bear's diagnoses of PPID and EMS as well as suspected hind-limb arthritis, I began a few years ago keeping him on a small section of pasture that essentially then became a semi-dry lot. For ten plus years, Bear was healthy with 24/7 pasture… Continue reading Sand Pile Doubling As Equine Sleeping Bag and Trail Obstacle
Using cat-litter containers is a simple and practical barn hack that fits on the reduce-reuse-recycle continuum. I like to carry water when I travel with my horses for three reasons. (1) I want to have water in case of trailer break down If I have a trailer issue and am stuck on the side of… Continue reading Barn Hack- Cat Litter Containers As Water Storage While Traveling
A brand-new Tiger's Tongue on the right and, on the left, the Tiger's Tongue I have been using since Spring. Have you tried the Tiger's Tongue from Epona Products? I got one of these in a gift box last year and finally brought it out to use towards the end of shedding season this Spring.… Continue reading Have You Tried the Tiger’s Tongue Horse Groomer From Epona Products?
This quote is from the AskAnnie Podcast Facebook page. Part of the online offerings from Horse and Rider Magazine, you can find the AskAnnie Podcast at https://horseandrider.com/podcasts/askannie. While I don't feel like this all the time, I certainly HAVE and no doubt WILL feel like this sometimes. What I like about this quote is that… Continue reading The Highs and Lows of a Horseman’s Journey
When you are not riding or otherwise with a horse, what is the next best thing? Do you like to think about them, watch a horse-related video, listen to an equestrian audio book/podcast or read about horses? Or maybe talk to a friend about them? For me, hands (or hooves!) down, the next best thing… Continue reading What Horse Books Have You Read in 2020?
Thank you to Ralph Ravi Kayde on Unplash for use of this photo. My heart goes out to folks whenever I hear in the news of severe weather events. The first thing I think about is how are the horse owners. I once evacuated with two cats at the last minute ahead of a hurricane… Continue reading Severe Weather Preparation Resources From The Horse.Com
Thank you for the use of this photo by Chema Photo as seen on Unsplash I ran across a website that lists the word for "horse" in many foreign languages at https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/horse#region-5. It is not an exhaustive list, but it is still an interesting read with about 80 languages featured. Just think, there is someone… Continue reading Thought For The Day- How to Say “Horse” in Different Languages.
This is one of my favorite obstacle ideas that is simple to set up yet challenging to execute well. It is a great exercise for Shiloh and me, especially as the back up and turn on the hindquarters are difficult for him. As with many other things, Shiloh came to me already knowing how to… Continue reading Obstacle Idea For Practicing the Back Up, Turn on Forehand and Hindquarters
Last week, I saw my husband for the first time in over a year! We weren't separated because we wanted to be but rather for economic reasons. If you are wondering what this has to do with the title of this post, please bare with me for a minute while I give you some background.… Continue reading Bear’s Meeting With A Colorado Brand Inspector
I found this out there on the internet, credited to @iamnotanartist. I smiled with a knowing nod when I saw it. By most measuring sticks, I am a conservative rider. I am cautious when it comes to being on the back of a horse, trying to set up my rides in the safest way possible.… Continue reading Horse People and Power
"Does anyone agree on bits? No. Is riding bitless the perfect solution? No. I've been asked for some bitless information, and I'm not sure I can even do that without talking bits, too. Even then, it's idle chatter if there is no horse in the conversation." - From the book "Going Steady: More Relationship Advice… Continue reading Bitted or Bitless?