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My Dream Is To Ride Again
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On September 19th, 2010 I was in a car accident. My Chevy S10 truck fishtailed and lost traction on the road. It went off the road flipping on its side hitting a tree. The impact with the tree caused my side of the truck ...
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What is Living in Your Horse
28th Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Thereís a whole ecosystem of sorts in your horse you may not even realize exists. In almost every system, parasites make their home. Within the muscle tissue lives Toxoplasma gondii parasites. While not terribly harmful to their host, they can harm anyone who eats the tissue. If ...
Operation Gelding
23rd Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Lots of people talk about the problem of unwanted horses, but it seems there really isnít a lot being done about the problem. The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a group of horse lovers that arenít just talking, theyíre doing. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed in 2005, and sinc ...
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Horses May Prefer Cold Pasture Over Warm Shelter
18th Mar 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
A study published in the fall of 2015 may confirm what many of us have observed in our own backyards: horses are often happy to stay outside in the cold than stand inside a shelter. And, as it turns out, they donít seem to care if the shelter is heated or not. ...
Project Arabian Horse Rescue
4th Mar 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I really am a soft touch for a pretty face and the sight of a little grey Arabian gelding looking over the wall of an auction pen was more than I could resist. I didnít buy him for any other reason than he really needed a good home. He was too small for me to ride, and my daughte ...
What is Equine Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
20th Feb 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
In addition stiffness or lameness, the symptoms of tying up can include elevated pulse, respiration and temperature, sore sensitive muscles over the hindquarters, standing stretched out as if to urinate, colic symptoms, unwillingness to stand or move, and dark red or coffee color ...
Winter Hoof Cracks and Care
3rd Jan 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Ice and frozen ground can leave your horseís hooves ragged and even cracked. Rough edges can be smoothed out the next time your farrier visits and really arenít a concern. But cracks are a bit trickier. Your horseís hooves grow about about an inch per month (slower in winter) and ...
Winter Equine Weight Loss
28th Dec 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
About this time of year, my horse starts to put on weight. There are a few reasons for this. Her work load lightens, although itís not very strenuous to begin with. The bugs are gone, which means thereís less pacing and swishing to evade them. And, the weather is cooler, but not ...
Five Blanketing Myths
19th Dec 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
He looked at my blanketed horses standing in the snow and announced, youíre going to make those horses sick wearing those blankets. I never know exactly how to react when people make statements like that. Sick? How? My family has been blanketing horses for years. I canít think of ...
Tips for a Long Flowing Mane
18th Dec 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
My horse is perfect of course, in her imperfect way. One of her imperfections in my eyes is her skimpy tail. She has a thick mane, but for some reason, her tail doesnít follow suit. Is there any way to make her tail long and flowing? Hereís what Iíve learned about growing long, l ...
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The Basic Stuff
24th Nov 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Are you getting a horse? Chances are, if youíre getting your first horse, youíll want to plan ahead and be sure that you have everything ready for its arrival. Youíll want to plan how you will house your horse, and have fenced paddocks and a stable or run-in shelter ready. And, y ...
When Not To Use a Rain Sheet
14th Nov 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
A rain sheet doesnít have any insulation and I think that rain sheets are a bad idea during cold weather. They flatten the horseís coat, and donít provide any insulating layer. They do block the wind and rain, but when itís really cold, that might not be enough. Several years ago ...
The Head Bone is Connected to the Neck Bone
31st Oct 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Even though horses are bigger, we have more bones than they do, 205 to our 207. We start out with even more, but as we age, some fuse together. The neck bones of the horse are part of the vertebral or spinal column. The neck bones themselves are called the cervical vertebrae, and ...
Help For the Worlds Poorest Horses [Video]
26th Oct 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
In a world dominated by cars, trucks, trains and planes, we sometimes forget that a great number of the worldís human population still rely on the domestic horse and its close relatives for transportation. But, of the worldís 100 million+ equines, the majority of them are still u ...
Diseases Humans Catch From Horses
19th Oct 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Ever wondered if your horse can make you sick? Not the horse crazy type sick? But truly ill in some way? As it turns out, itís rare, but possible. If your horse contracts a zoonotic disease, there is a slight chance it could be passed along to you. ...
The Tangled Web of Horse Cruelty
4th Oct 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Burnings, beatings, torture, soring: these things are obvious cruelty. One would like to think that the ASPCA, The RSPCA and others had the ability to intervene, save horses and provide law enforcement with the information to prosecute the offenders. But, the ideal scenario and t ...
Gili Trawangan Remote Tourist Island Culture of Abused Ponies
30th Sep 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
When it comes to exotic travel destinations, Bali, an island province of Indonesia often comes to mind as an ultimate destination. A neighboring island, also an island of Indonesia, Gili Trawangan is gaining a reputation, but not for the same reason as Bali. In common with Bali i ...
Deadly Equine Glanders Disease Outbreak at Rio Olympic Stables
14th Aug 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There are a few horse diseases I think of as being Ďold fashionedí because you just donít hear about horses getting them any more. So, I was surprised to learn that a deadly disease called Glanders, one of the oldest recognized diseases, is responsible for creating concern near t ...
Euthanizing A Blind Horse
11th Aug 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I suggested that it would be humane to euthanize some blind horses as their blindness could result in stress and pain. Many of them claimed to have successfully ridden, shown and even jumped their blind horses. Because I truly believe that it is unwise for a beginner to consider ...
Equine Horse Baby Warts
24th Jul 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Has your horse been kissing toads? Are you very hesitant to kiss your horseís nose because itís covered in ugly lumps and bumps? Donít worry. A bad case of warts is fairly common, especially on young horses under eighteen months old. In fact, theyíre commonly called baby warts. Y ...
Photosensitivity in Horses
4th Jul 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Have you had a sunburn yet this summer? I do it once a year because I always forget how strong the sun is, and I play outside, unprotected from its rays longer than I should. I always have the most interesting sunburns too, tracing my gloves or short sleeved shirts, or even my ne ...
Five Steps to a Happy Horse
21st Jun 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
It isnít hard to tell when a horse is unhappy. An unhappy horse will be the one that is stall or fence walking, weaving, cribbing or biting and kicking its stall door every time someone walks by. Keeping a horse happy isnít hard. All you need to do is supply a few basics. Hereís ...
These Plants Are Not Horse Friendly
1st Jun 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
After a long winter green grass, flowers and leafy trees are a welcome sight. Your horse is enjoying a taste of pasture too after eating hay for so long. But not all that is green is edible, at least not for your horse. There are a few things you donít want your horse to eat, eve ...
Not Knowing Your Horses TPR Could Be Deadly
23rd May 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Just use your eyes to observe the rise and fall of your horseís flank. Donít look at or feel the nostrils, as horses will sniff and throw the reading. At rest, a relaxed horse may only breathe four times a minute. The normal range is 8 to 20 breaths per minute. When a horseís res ...
How Overfeeding Causes Laminitis
12th May 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Laminitis is unfortunately common, especially in ponies. Itís almost hard to find a pony that hasnít foundered at some point in its life, sometimes multiple times. We know that laminitis can happen for a few reasons. The foremost is overfeeding. Whether a horse or pony breaks int ...
To Blanket or Not to Blanket - Spring Edition
15th Apr 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
To blanket or not to blanket remains a question until the weather really warms up. I find myself driving back and forth to the barn frequently, to put Trillium's blanket on, and then take it off again. A few days ago, warm weather hit, so the blanket was abandoned. I dared hope t ...
How to Make a Horse Drink Water
28th Mar 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Weíve all had a glass of water from somewhere and thought, yuck, this tastes terrible. Your horse might feel the same way. Horses get used to the taste of water at home, and then wonít drink at an event because the water tastes funny. There are two ways to cope with this. You can ...
Horse Vaccines Are Not Necessary
22nd Feb 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Equine anti-vaxxers believe that vaccinations overload or over-stimulate the horseís immune system and cause long term neurological or allergy problems. We have to remember that our own, and our horseís immune system is being assaulted every day by the dirt and germs around us. ...
Horse Lice Infestation in the Winter Months
1st Feb 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There are a few skin problems that horse owners deal with more commonly in the winter months than in summer. One of the more disturbing problems is lice. Call it lousiness, lice, louse infestation, Haematopinus Asin or Amalinia Equi, these little chewing and blood sucking creepy ...
Calories You Burn Working with Horses
25th Jan 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
After cleaning a few stalls, I got home and decided I needed cookies. After all, I burned energy working and it was cold, so I deserved a few tasty calories. While some people might argue that horseback riding isnít a sport and itís not exercise, there are many aspects of horse o ...
Caring for a Senior Horse
21st Jan 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
We often hear that senior horses are best for kids and beginner adults. These Ďbeen there, done thatí horses have a lot to offer. But what exactly is a senior horse? Horses donít just start out one day as a young or mature horse, and the next day become a senior horse. Exactly wh ...
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