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On a drizzly morning at 8,200 feet while my Friesian/Oldenburg/Appendix gelding and I played “catch me if you can” with a grumpy black cow, I started falling in love with being a cowgirl.
Luna would need surgery, involving a single screw to slow the growing speed of the outside of her right hind leg’s growth plate so that the inside could catch up.
If you’re looking for something different and fun to do with your horse, consider Working Equitation–a combination of natural horsemanship, dressage and obstacle course work with some critters thrown in, too.
The big gelding had a dominant, “take over” personality, and that, coupled with his high energy, made training him difficult for Mary. “I had done three clinics, all disasters,” she recalled.
American Cowboy magazine is hosting a #KissACowboy contest on their Facebook page. They’re giving away daily prizes leading up to the National Day of the American Cowboy on Saturday, July 27.
I have yet to see the filly do what this colt did upon his third day of life, which was run up to his dam, rear straight up on his hind legs and basically mug her in the head.
There are a lot of firsts when you have two foals. The filly, Luna, has become a confident, curious girl, and soon she'll be introduced to the new colt.
I did what any overly-worried first-time horse mom would do in light of her mare’s developing situation: I camped out in order to check on Sapphire throughout the night.
Armed with a low budget and high hopes, two women start looking to buy a mare currently in foal who had already been started under saddle and was a good jumping prospect.
As horse people know, mares can create drama. Add pregnancy hormones to that and then double the equation, and you have the potential for LOTS of screaming, striking, fur-flying drama.
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After four consecutive days of eating turkey, sweet potato casserole and pecan pie, I’m too stuffed to do anything but sit and moan. Which is why … READ MORE »
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Hello, winter, hello mud. If you have trouble recognizing your horse this time of year, read on for some mud management tips: Getting your horse’s dry … READ MORE »
Fred Whitfield had all the qualities of a typical southern rodeo cowboy except for one: He was black. In Gold Buckles Don’t Lie: The Untold Story … READ MORE »
A coalition of advocates has appealed a federal court ruling clearing the way for horse slaughter to resume on U.S. soil. Plaintiffs in the case are The … READ MORE »