Leather Work In The Winter

One of my things to do in the winter is inspect, clean, and oil my tack. In this part of the country, the weather tends to the wet, chilly, nasty variety. I’m not afraid of riding in the rain-I’ve done it sometimes, but doggone it, I greatly prefer riding in WARM rain. This riding thing […]

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Locking the Barn Door

Ever heard the saying “that’s like shutting the barn door after the horse is gone”? Lots of truth to that one-unfortunately, there’s also a ton of truth to this observation, “Locks are only to slow down good people.” Now THAT one is gospel truth. People who slap a padlock on a gate or a barn […]

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A Lesson From My Horses

My horses have taught me many things over the years-more than I’m willing to admit sometimes. At times the lessons have been painful-such as learning that all that time I spend learning from books in libraries and then using that education was really torturing my horses. (Oh, yeah-got a long, long list of those things. […]

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On Guard!

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 […]

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On Guard!

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 […]

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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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Tying That Pony

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 […]

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