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Manure – An Interesting Fact

I have not confirmed this on Snopes or anywhere else. That said, enjoy! Thanks to my mom for sharing this one with me. Manure. In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything was transported by ship, including fertilizer. Because commercial fertilizer had not been invented large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because [...]

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Only Horse People!

What makes this the absolute funniest, is that I’m absolutely guilty of several of these things. I have friends that are guilty of others. Please comment and let me know which ones of these you do! I cluck to kids, dogs, etc. And, I’m guilty of calling my husband by my horses name. Special thanks [...]

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Your Horses Dictionary

A Horse’s View of the World Do you ever wonder what your horse is actually thinking? Sometimes I am sure that I do not want to know what mine are thinking! How often have you ever wondered if you are on the same page or even talking the same language? Take a look at some [...]

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A Six Pound Stallion?

If I’m the Big Red Horse (and I am), this is the little black and white stallion.  Did you see this guy? Einstein the new born pinto stallion only weighed 6 pounds when born. I think the baby goats in the barn were that big! Spring time is a lot of fun. Not only are [...]

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I Met a Horse Whisperer

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to talk to animals like Dr. Doolittle?  I had the opportunity to meet the horse whisperer Bill Northern last night and it was quite fascinating. He specializes in race horses and spends time helping to solve both their mental and physical problems. For those who have [...]

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Urgent Notice on Dangers of Horse Hair

In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses. This substance, called “amobacter equuii” has been linked with the following symptoms in females: Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework Reluctance to dress up, wear make-up, nice clothes or heels [...]

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Horse Talk

So what do all of those horse terms, phrases and expressions really mean?  Brad Krebs, president of the American Trakehner Association shed some light on them in the spring Trakehner Times.  Here are a few of my favorites. Horsing Around – comes from the idiom “horse play” describing young horses in various forms of rough [...]

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Is it too HOT for your Horse?

Lately I think it has been WAY to hot in Hotlanta to ride.  Here is an interesting formula for determining if it is really to hot to ride your horse! The Formula: air temperature + relative humidity – wind speed = answer Evaluating your answer: 180 or above don’t ride, 130-170 use caution 130 or [...]

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Enjoy the 2010 WEG Games on Your Desktop Now

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games countdown clock and and backgrounds are now available. You can now follow the countdown to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on your computer. Countdown clock and wallpaper backgrounds are now available for free download at www.feigames2010.org. The countdown clock tracks the number of days, hours, minutes, and [...]

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World Equestrian Games Gears ups for Ticket Sales

Tickets for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale in a year –September 25, 2009.  The announcement of ticket sales comes at the “Halfway There” Celebration with two years to go until the Games. “We are excited to announce the much-anticipated on-sale date for tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World [...]

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