Shiloh and I Make Our Virtual Horse Show Debut

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

Sand Pile Doubling As Equine Sleeping Bag and Trail Obstacle

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

Barn Hack- Cat Litter Containers As Water Storage While Traveling

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

Have You Tried the Tiger’s Tongue Horse Groomer From Epona Products?

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?

The Highs and Lows of a Horseman’s Journey

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

Thought For The Day- How to Say “Horse” in Different Languages.

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.

Obstacle Idea For Practicing the Back Up, Turn on Forehand and Hindquarters

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