Everybody tells you to be more careful when you go out shopping during the Holiday season, don’t they? Look under your vehicle. Don’t get into your car if there’s a van parked next to the driver’s door. Check the back floor to see if somebody is hiding back there. Put all your packages in the […]Read More On Guard!
Just ask just about any non-horse partner of a horse person and they’ll tell you-DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO SEPARATE THAT HORSE FROM THAT PERSON. It will be something like trying to peel their skin off while they are still living-very difficult, very painful for all concerned, and, in the end, the result is not worth […]Read More That Thing With Horse People and Relationships
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 […]Read More Why Are There So Many Stallions?
We hope you’re all relaxing and spending time with your loved ones on Labor Day. Source: horseandman.com PIT PONIES Excerpts: Since mine shafts were small and had a low ceiling, it made sense to put smaller ponies into play here. At the height of Pit Pony usage in 1913, there were 70,000 working in the […] […]Read More From ‘Straight From The Heart’-Happy Labor Day-Remembering the Pit Ponies
Now I’ll be honest-as if you’d know if I weren’t-I have no use for a horse that won’t stand tied or a human that caters to one that won’t. “I’ll just have to hold her because she pulls back.” Well, sister (this is almost invariably a female) get your big girl panties on and teach […]Read More Tying That Pony
I’ve ridden, trained, bred, and competed in the horse world for over 50 years now. I learned the same thing that just about everyone does: that you need the right bit to stop and control your horse. you kick to make the horse go. Spurs are to make them run faster (or spin harder or […]Read More Don’t Rush Your Horse
First, I watched Brentina’s retirement ceremony. Then Secretariat’s last race and Valegro’s final Olympia freestyle. Who doesn’t need to watch Aldrich’s one-tempi victory lap one more time? This part is embarrassing. I searched for a ridiculously sappy scene from that old movie, The Electric Horseman, where Redford sets the stallion free. It’s a kind of […]Read More When Is It Time To Wind Down?
Posted on BillyGoBoy.com PANAMA CITY BEACH (FL) – On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Panama City “Big Lick” Horse Show Manager Mr. Todd Fisher assaulted a CCABLAC (Citizens Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) Welfare Advocate Clant M. Seay at the Frank Brown Park by telling him “You Are A Dead Man”. Mr. Seay is […] via […]Read More More Nastiness on the Big Lick Wars
Whether you have pets or not, live in the city, suburbs, or rural, if you step outside your door-or even if you don’t but someone else comes in, you may be exposed to these little varmits. Being of an existential mindset, I believe that God has a purpose for everything in creation, but I’m going […]Read More Tick Tick Tick — Everyone’s Favorite Summer Hate
The way you keep your horse, ride, and what you feed can cause immense physical pain. Here’s why and what to do about it.Read More Feed Your Horse Right-Please?!