Monthly Archives: May 2010

riding bareback

Sunday, I rode BigT bareback for the first time! Wow! Well, before you get too excited about it, it was in the roundpen and hubby was leading him… so it was more like a pony ride… just aREALLY BIG¬†pony that … Continue reading

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Barn Design: Shedrows for horses

A shedrow is the next step up in complexity in terms of building construction from a loafing shed. The row of stalls has an aisle in front which can serve a place to groom, trim or saddle up your horse. … Continue reading

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Barn Design: loafing sheds

I’ve mentioned loafing sheds a few times so I thought I would go into more detail about why they pop up in my plans so often. Where I am located, the winter is short (maybe 3 months top) and the … Continue reading

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Barn Design: Pasture Paradise (2 tracks)

This design is based upon the principles in Pasture Paradise by Jaime Jackson. Personally, I found the book had good ideas but was a bit too preachy – however, the premise is sound and I want to incorporate these ideas … Continue reading

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I hate ticks… continued…

I tried several ointments for BigT’s tick bites, and really liked this one by Animal Legends: ADE with Tea Tree oil. It has a petroleum jelly, tacky consistency so with the heat of my hand it smeared up nicely in … Continue reading

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Barn Design: 3 stalls w/ 2 paddocks

This plan is based upon a place we went to look at when we were planning our recent move. The original set up was a loafing shed that was going to be rebuilt. It had two adjoining pastures but the … Continue reading

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Sequencing the training

Klaus Hempflings’ second book What Horses’ Reveal, has been a complex tome to digest. It’s been 6 years since it’s U.S. release¬†and I’m still digesting… Most of the book describes the “personality types” that he gives to horses however, what … Continue reading

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