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“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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Good Grief, Charlie Brown

That “man” in our nation’s mansion has to be the world’s largest twit. Or ‘git’ as the UK folks put it. I have seen a lot of people in my life, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anyone with such a display of emotional immaturity, psychological psychopathies, mental disorders, and outright social disorders as […]

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‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ might be Trump’s very best idea — THE SHINBONE STAR

not my writing, but it follows my general thought Wikipedia tells us that there have been three “Mutiny on the Bounty” movies, the first in 1935, starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton; the second in 1962, starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard; and finally, the one in 1984, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. I […]

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New Normal??

I don’t know that there is such a thing anymore. Not for us at any rate. We’ve settled into being older, retired Americans on reduced incomes with very boring (usually) lives. Our lives changed radically in the middle 2000’s. Now? Meh. We watch the political shenanigans going on with interest, of course, but it’s more […]

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Texas horses confirmed with Equine Infectious Anemia — Tuesday’s Horse

The two affected Quarter Horses have been euthanized. THE HORSE magazine (thehorse.com) reports: Officials at the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed two Quarter Horses in Harris County with equine infectious anemia (EIA) on March 26. The premises has been quarantined until TAHC’s requirements are met, and the owner and local veterinarian are working closely […] […]

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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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