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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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Pebble In Your Shoe

Okay, so this isn’t about your shoes-or is it? You’ll have to decide. Got to thinking-how often do you check the fit of the saddle? Oh, I know you do when you first get it, but after that? If you’re like most people, the answer-never. Why is that? Saddles are to horses like a shoe […]

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Learning the Right Way

This is something that, in my experience, 99% of people will not take the time to do. Oh, there’ll be those who will SAY they do and some of them will even do to the lengths of hanging out a shingle of being a “certified ___ level trainer of the ____ ” school of thought. I […]

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Cave Art

I’m just going to put these up and let them speak for themselves. Obviously, they are cave paintings of horses and other animals, and there is hunting going on. You draw your own conclusions.

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“I’m going to spook….”

I have had some characters as horses. The Jackass was only the first. His idea of a ‘spook’ was a big swooping sideways thing. It was obviously designed to dislodge a less careful rider. As time went by, I learned that he telegraphed when he was going to do one of those things. It became […]

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SAFE Act: S 1214/ HR 1942

If you don’t know what this means, shame on you. The S.A.F.E. Act (Senate bill 1214 and its mirror House of Representative bill 1942) is a piece of legislation that has been hung up by bickering and quarreling for a long, long time. It protects horses. It protects horses from being exported outside of our […]

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HAVE YOU TRIED TO BALANCE YOUR WILD HORSE AND BURRO “CHECKBOOK” LATELY? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Guest OpEd by Grandma Gregg “…only about half of the foals survive to become yearling age…” I am sure you are aware that the BLM wild horse and burro populations are almost always wrong and that they usually use 20% annual increase as their standard. Independent research has shown that the “average” annual foaling rate […] […]

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Character Judgment

I have a theory-one of these days, I fully expect some major scientific funding back me up on it. My theory is-if you are really good with animals, any kind of animals, then the reactions of the animals in your life to the people you bring around them will tell you all you need to […]

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