Last Winter season, during February 2020, I sent out a post titled "What is on Your Equestrian Bucket List?". Read the original post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.com/2020/02/10/what-is-on-your-equestrian-bucket-list/ As someone whose life has taken a number of unexpected twists and turns, I am slowly learning to not attach my sense of happiness to particular outcomes. What happens when… Continue reading The Year 2020 Vs. The Bucket List
Some folks might see peppermints as mainly a holiday candy. I see them as fair game for the entire Winter season. Peppermints just look so inviting and outright happy to me. I can't help but crack a smile when I see a peppermint. Not only are they tasty for both horse and human, but their… Continue reading Fun and Festive Horse Craft for Winter!
***Please note today's post will be my only blog post this week. After celebrating the reason for the Christmas season, next week I plan to resume my typical 3X a week posting schedule. *** "Every time a person writes, for the public or not, he or she is connected to all who have ever felt… Continue reading www.thebackyardhorseblog.com
A brief December warm up in my area has come to an end. I am thinking that my at-home riding is pretty much done for Winter, save for the occasional bareback stroll perhaps. In late 2019, I had some footing installed in my roundpen that allows me to get in more rides at home than… Continue reading Further Banter About The Canter
How about some groundwork play with ponies? Last week, I took advantage of a brief warm snap to ride, do some property maintenance and play around with my horses on the ground. In his retirement, Bear mostly likes to spend his time walking between hay piles. Sometimes, though, Bear still likes to show off his… Continue reading What to do on a warm winter day?
My senior backyard horse, Bear, has been prescribed Prascend and Equioxx for over three years now. Prascend addresses the symptoms of PPID (Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction or Cushing's Disease). Equioxx is a pain reliever that helps mitigate discomfort caused by Bear's arthritis symptoms. While both medications seem to work well for him, they are painfully… Continue reading Rebates on PRASCEND, EQUIOXX, GASTROGUARD and ULCERGUARD
If there is something that equestrians face constantly, it is risk. I weigh risk at the barn on a daily basis. Every time I am with my horses on the ground. Every time I put a foot in the stirrup. As horsemen, we assess the risks of interacting with our horses and implement appropriate safety… Continue reading Review- Face Mask Coverlet (Snowflake Horse Winter Holiday Design) by The Painting Pony
Is your riding season winding down? Depending upon where you live, you might be experiencing the start of Winter just like I am. Without an indoor arena to protect from wind, cold and snow, I find it painful to ride at home in Winter. I might enjoy the occasional ride on an unusually warm and… Continue reading Can’t Ride During Winter? Six Ideas For What To Do Instead
When I started this blog in January 2020, I decided to use a WordPress-hosted, free site at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/the-backyard-horse-blog. I wasn't really sure if I'd take to blogging so a free site seemed a harmless way to test the waters. After almost a year of blogging, I recently got an invitation to host an affiliate link… Continue reading Movin’ on Up: The Backyard Horse Blog gets its own website
Do you like to complete puzzles? I'm not a fan of the one-thousand-piece wheat field type of puzzle. A puzzle with horses? Now I like that! I recently stumbled upon the website I'm A Puzzle. It allows you to put together puzzles online. The site provides gallerys of photos, including horse ones, to be made… Continue reading Horsin’ Around with Puzzles
ECLECTIC- Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles Definition from http://www.yourdictionary.com If you have followed this blog for awhile, you may have noticed that I like pulling from different discplines and training styles. I don't stick to one discipline or one training philosophy. I don't object to others who… Continue reading Let’s Talk About An Eclectic Approach to Horses