Monthly Archives: July 2010

Looking for an inside turn

Today it was cooler – not so high on the humidity. In the round pen we worked on inside turns. You cut the RP in half and turn the horse at let’s say 12 o’clock and then at 6 o’clock. … Continue reading

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T’s mouth – 1 month since kick by Z

His mouth is still sore, but no smell and the teeth have moved into better placement. If we don’t have anything that is impacted or cracked, then rasping should fix his issues. It’s healed a lot better then I would … Continue reading

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Brain Melt

I’ve spent the last month preparing Z for ground driving. I held off actually doing it because her gash on the right leg would have been placed exactly where the line might have struck during the work, causing her pain or … Continue reading

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Barn Design: loafing shed off side of barn

It’s not uncommon in this area to have one large barn with a lean-to or loafing shed built off the side. From a distance, note the right roofline of the barn. This is the loafing shed area with the main … Continue reading

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Barn Design: my favorite gate latch

This is my all-time favorite gate latch – it can be opened and closed with one hand, which allows you to carry hay or a bucket without putting anything on the ground and swings both directions.

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Dating… with horses

Horse shopping is a like lot dating… First, there is the ad… these are pretty much as accurate as dating profiles. No photos, or bad photos, abound, with inaccurate descriptions that are full of wishful thinking on the writers’ part then an honest … Continue reading

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limbo

My plan yesterday was to work Z but we were already at 95 degrees, 105 with humidity, and on a heat advisory. By the time I got done with the little I did, I felt sick to my stomach. Time … Continue reading

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