“Dinky” Zinke

“Dinky Zinke” a blog post from elsewhere that I likes If you have read anything at all of what I have written in the past, you’ll know a few things about me: I don’t tolerate fools or idiots-and people who desecrate public lands for their own benefit fall into both categories in my estimation. I […]

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Chasing Stolen Horses

This was in my home state practically ‘next door’ to where we live. It seems incredible to most people that someone would steal a horse, but they do-and, in many cases, they get away with it. Why? It doesn’t seem logical at first, but it really is very reasonable when you learn the facts. Horses […]

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Kentucky Derby Day

Quite a few high priced thoroughbreds will prance to the post on May 4, 2019 for whatever number it is of the running of the Derby. Other races will run before with equally well bred horses running down that same track or on the grass track just inside it. Some will be two, three, or […]

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Why Are Good Young Racehorses Ending Up As Meat 7,000 Miles Away? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

From the blog: Straight From the Horse’s Heart by Ryan Goldberg as published on Deadspin.com “Ace King was the first of eight horses that day to be prodded down a narrow concrete-and-metal chute to his death. A bolt was fired into his brain before he was hoisted up and his throat was cut…” Two years […]

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Getting A Horse

What kind of horse do you like? Oh, now that’s a really broad question! Do you like the big draft horses like the Budweiser Clydesdales? Big, brawny, with long hair on their legs and a showy leg lift to the way they move-yep, that’s a horse that commands attention for sure. Several breeds in that […]

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Spring Greenies

My largest section of pastures is nearly exhausted and all six of the horses are starting to show ribs. I do have one smaller pasture that they can’t get to unless I move them over there. It’s about 5 acres and the fescue is coming in pretty good. Won’t be long until the clover comes […]

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Starting The Babies

Contrary to the expectations of the public, just because the mama is gentle does not mean the foal comes out wanting human hands all over the body. Let’s face facts here. This is a new horse looking at a new world and every instinct that baby has says “RUN OR YOU’LL BE EATEN!” Granted, the […]

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Character Analysis

My close friends know that I am typically slow to let people get to know me really well. Once I do allow you in, you are trusted and you will be so until you show me that you cannot be. Break that trust and you will most likely never be allowed in again. Oh, I’ll […]

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