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10 05, 2017

Taming a Green Horse

By | 2017-05-22T00:52:09+00:00 May 10, 2017|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

When I was a young girl, I had a retired racehorse, named Ticket. Ticket-to-Ride had been her registered name when she began her thoroughbred racing career at the ripe old age of 2-years-old. Her career lasted a staggering 1 year before she sustained two great injuries on her legs on two separate occasions. Her previous [...]

11 04, 2017

National Pet Day is April 11!

By | 2017-04-11T17:42:43+00:00 April 11, 2017|Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The first National Pet Day was held on April 11, 2005 and was created by Colleen Paige “to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues around the globe.”   The response quickly exploded worldwide and today we celebrate the joys of pet ownership [...]

14 03, 2017

10 Simple Tricks to Start your Horse

By | 2017-03-17T15:02:57+00:00 March 14, 2017|Categories: |0 Comments

Teaching your horse to do simple tricks can be fun for you and the horse.  It is important from the start to "bond" with your horse before any halter or bridling/saddling begins. Touching and being around your horse creates a trust between you. By nature, horses first reaction to fear is to flee. With these [...]

6 03, 2017

Practical horse hoof care tips for the equine inclined

By | 2017-03-03T16:05:36+00:00 March 6, 2017|Categories: , |0 Comments

It is a misconception that it is up to the farrier to care for and upkeep our horses' hooves for total health and performance. But, it is up to the owner to deal with the daily management of their horses' hooves, because great hooves mean great health. Here are some common tips that owners need [...]

27 02, 2017

Reasons to deworm your horses

By | 2017-03-03T16:10:54+00:00 February 27, 2017|Categories: , |0 Comments

Sometimes it is a little confusing, and I will admit that at times it is for myself, to know when to deworm my horse, what treatment to use, or how often to do it. I will try to demystify some of those questions in this article. Horses typically get worms when turned out in contaminated [...]

14 06, 2016

A Man, His Horse, and a Lassoed Thief

By | 2016-11-30T02:17:49+00:00 June 14, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

EAGLE POINT, ORE Victorino Arellano-Sanchez is behind bars this week after attempting to steal a bicycle. The news however, is the method in which this suspected criminal was apprehended. When the police arrived on the scene, in front of a Wal-Mart, they were surprised to find the attempted thief had been lassoed by a man [...]

27 05, 2016

Tips for Feeding Horses

By | 2016-05-27T19:28:33+00:00 May 27, 2016|Categories: , , |0 Comments

Horse owners always enjoy looking after their companions. They are also very careful to provide the best feeds to their horses. However, it is not easy to provide a balanced diet to your horse companions. Overfeeding can lead to various obesity problems such as equine metabolic syndrome, which may lead to laminitis. Some horse owners [...]

26 05, 2016

Tragedy at the Preakness

By | 2016-05-26T20:08:33+00:00 May 26, 2016|Categories: , , |0 Comments

Horse racing at Pimlico Race Course ended tragically with the death of two horses on the day of the Preakness Stakes. Homeboykris, a 9-year old gelding, collapsed and died due to cardiovascular collapse after he posed for pictures in the winner’s circle. Homeboykris has already won 14 races in 63 career starts. The horse has [...]

24 05, 2016

Therapy Animals- and the Questions Surrounding Them

By | 2016-05-24T21:24:29+00:00 May 24, 2016|Categories: , , , , , |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Common and Unusual Therapy Animals We all know about service dogs. We are taught about service dogs, such as seeing eye dogs in school, about how they help their human companion and how we should behave and interact around them. Service animals are allowed almost anywhere, in stores, malls, and stadiums, and are also granted [...]

16 05, 2016

Meet Gracie!

By | 2016-05-16T21:10:55+00:00 May 16, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

This week's horse of the week comes to us from Waco, Texas courtesy of Dr. Heidi Marcum. This week we introduce to you, Gracie, aka High Noon Woman. Gracie is a registered Paint Horse, with a breeding history that includes a champion halter and trail show horse. Although her daddy was a performer, Gracie enjoys [...]