Focus on Two Good Things- Balancing Your Feelings When The Going Gets Rough With Your Horse

Here is a photo of my ponies Pumpkin Spice and Bear when we lived in Colorado. Definitely "two good things". 🙂 Horses are incredible creatures. It is a marvelous thing to be in the presence of a horse. They manage to inspire all kinds of dreams in us without even trying. If you spend enough… Continue reading Focus on Two Good Things- Balancing Your Feelings When The Going Gets Rough With Your Horse

Book Review- Strands of Hope: How to grieve the loss of a horse by Susan Friedland

I took the above photo when four horses graced my backyard. From left to right is Pumpkin Spice, Bear, Fate and Blue. If you have been reading The Backyard Horse Blog, you may recognize that my twenty-five year old gelding, Bear, is the only current living-member of that group. I am one of the millions… Continue reading Book Review- Strands of Hope: How to grieve the loss of a horse by Susan Friedland

Backing Up The Horse Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQs-oEuDzSw I was reminded this week of a funny video clip. It is a one-minute commercial that I linked in a previous blog post (see https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/need-a-laugh-watch/). Of all the tricky things about driving a horse trailer, backing up is pretty high on the list. I took my horses, Bear and Shiloh, on a field-trip this… Continue reading Backing Up The Horse Trailer

BOOK REVIEW- Getting Along With Horses: An Evolution in Understanding by Crissi Mcdonald

If you are looking for a step by step "how to" for working with horses, this book is not it. Getting Along With Horses is laced with some specific hints and tidbits, but it is mostly a philosophical book. By sharing stories of her own experiences (repurposed in part from her blog), the author encourages… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW- Getting Along With Horses: An Evolution in Understanding by Crissi Mcdonald

Master Plan For Cyber Monday: prepping for all that horse shopping :-)

Thanks to Rupixen.com for the use of this photo via Unsplash I have to say that I am not much of a shopper. I mean, yes I shop. Having food, clothes, tools and accessories comes in handy for humans and critters alike after all. But I don't usually find particular joy in accumulating stuff (the… Continue reading Master Plan For Cyber Monday: prepping for all that horse shopping 🙂

Enter The Northwest Horse Source Senior Horse Essay Contest!

I know I am not the only person out there who likes to write about their horses, especially their senior horses. If you like writing, photography and entering contests, this opportunity might be for you. The magazine Northwest Horse Source recently announced the guidelines for its 2020 Senior Horse Essay Contest. This is an annual… Continue reading Enter The Northwest Horse Source Senior Horse Essay Contest!

Attend A Free, Virtual Horse-Fair!

In a previous post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/shiloh-and-i-make-our-virtual-horse-show-debut/, I detailed my first-time entry in an online horse show. I had another kind of "online first" in 2020. I attended a virtual horse fair. The Art of The Horseman online fair took place in late Summer at https://www.becauseofthehorse.net/. It offered access to dozens of online horse training and… Continue reading Attend A Free, Virtual Horse-Fair!