Ever thought of setting up a treasure hunt for your horse? Apparently clicker horse trainer and author, Hertha James, has! I love it when folks think outside the box when it comes to horses. Sometimes we forget that there can be more to being with horses than grooming them and riding them. Check out her… Continue reading Treasure Hunt For Horses With Hertha James
Please note: This post was unsolicited and uncompensated by Wahl. My long-awaited cordless trimmer finally arrived! Pandemic effects understandably resulted in reduced production at the Wahl factory. The trimmers that I ordered over Black Friday weekend in November arrived mid-February. I am pleased to report the trimmer was definitely worth the wait. The Wahl Arco… Continue reading Product Review: Wahl Arco Cordless Trimmer
This was the view from my window just a few days ago. Outside temperature was about seven degrees. On one hand, the cold and snow make for difficult horse-chores conditions. On the other hand, the beauty of all that powder can't be denied. For more of my thoughts on Winter horse-keeping, read my previous post… Continue reading From Snow to Mud
Like many of you, I watched the news coverage of the power-grid disaster during recent severe weather in the State of Texas. I also subscribe to a variety of equestrian blogs. Many of the blog authors happen to reside in Texas. My email inbox was eerily empty this past week. I assume that all of… Continue reading Texas
Congratulations to Our Winter 2021 Contest Winners! For those of you unaware, The Backyard Horse Blog hosted a Winter 2021 contest in recognition of its own first birthday. Always fun to celebrate those types of firsts. They only come around once. Congratulations to our two winners, Reese and WeAreOnTheLoose! Winners get their choice of one… Continue reading Congratulations to Our Contest Winners!
It has probably happened to every backyard-horse keeper at least once. You obtain a load of hay, only to have your horses turn up their noses at it. Or maybe they were eating the load just fine at the start of Winter but now that it is almost Spring, your horses seem less interested. When… Continue reading Barn Hack- Help For The Reluctant Hay Eater
February is shaping up to be a cold and snowy month in my neck of the woods. Long stretches of below freezing day time temperatures. Sub-zero wind chills at night. It all makes for very limited riding at home. My horses live in my backyard, but I miss them all Winter. Most other seasons, I… Continue reading Snow Days
Photo taken from http://www.horseandriderbooks.com Here is a free, downloadable ebook from Trafalgar Square Publishing! Available, through their horseandriderbooks website, the free book is titled "Eco-Horse Keeping: Over 100 budget-friendly ways you and your horse can help save the planet." I still have not read all the way through it yet, but it looks to contain… Continue reading Free Horse Book for Download!
What is a horse blogger to do when she can't ride much during the Winter? Experiment with making Pinterest pins, of course! For those of you not familiar with the platform, Pinterest is a social curation website where users visually bookmark information that can be shared with others. A Pinterest pin is a picture that… Continue reading Let’s Put a Pin in It!
Bear and me on the left verses Shiloh and me on the right. As I learn more about blogging, I try to experiment with different media. Today, I am tossing in some video clips for the first time. Assuming I am successful at uploading them in some viewable form, I thought it might be interesting… Continue reading Two Gaited Horses- Compare and Contrast
I'll get to the specific topic of this post in a minute, but first, I've got something for you folks who like to win free horse-prizes. Greenguard Muzzle is hosting a contest. The prize is a free grazing muzzle valued at about $99 along with a few other related items. Contest ends March 30th, 2021.… Continue reading Does Your Horse Wear A Grazing Muzzle During Winter?
Are you a member of any equestrian organizations? Maybe a local saddle club? An international show organization or breed registry? What about 4H or pony club? I have been a member of various horse organizations over the years. I never held office in one, but I contributed in other ways. I wrote newsletters articles. I… Continue reading Are You a Card-Carrying Member?
Traffic cone bars! Where have you been all my life? I had no clue until recently that they even existed. I stumbled upon them online and quickly acquired a pair. I mentioned in previous posts my fondness for riding through obstacles. I love incorporating them in both riding and groundwork routines. Unfortunately, the greatest difficulty… Continue reading Obstacle Idea: Using Traffic Cone Bars