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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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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Just Stop

Just Stop the Spaying of Wild Mares from Straight from the Horse’s Heart If you want to stop or slow the propogation of the wild horses-castrate the males. It’s safer, easier, and a lot less expensive for everybody. Just who got the hare-brained idea that performing spays on mares was a wonderful idea-I haven’t the foggiest […]

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Why Are There So Many Stallions?

Now you’ve read on my blog that I’ve got a problem with people who breed their mares and stallions simply because they have a set of registration papers with some famous horse’s name on them (usually four to six generations back-which genetically speaking means that the horse in question has ABSOLUTELY no influence on the […]

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Searching for Two Mares

Looking for Pearl and Piper  The breeder is looking for Too Sexy for My Tux and One Hot Moon Pie (registered names) or Pearl and Piper. Their sire is getting some age on him and she wants to find these two babies of his. They may be considered as grade horses now, but they were […]

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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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Backyard Breeders

Before anybody gets their undies in a twist, let me be clear. Yes, I have owned both stallions and mares. Yes, I have done some breeding. Not a lot, but some. I have raised foals-and I have re-trained horses that other people raised in their backyards who turned out to be dangerous hellions. Seriously dangerous. […]

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