Monthly Archives: November 2011

Getting it wrong (on purpose)

I’ve some prior posts that explain some things you might want to read before continuing… such as My Way of Helping, Exploring (1) and Exploring (2). Those posts help to further put things into perspective on what I’m trying achieve for myself … Continue reading

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Exploring (2)

To further understand why and when I experiment, I must give you some back history to explain my path in horsemanship. My progress through learning about horses and riding was pretty typical until about 18 years ago (I’m guessing, that’s … Continue reading

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Exploring (1)

When I was on LiveJournal, one of my horse acquaintances was deeply disturbed by what I’m going to write about next. He was a beginner rider who had fallen under the charismatic spell of a Cowboy Trainer who was selling … Continue reading

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My way of helping

I’ve given Z the week off due to her injury but will be starting her back this week to her life under saddle. It’s one reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog – the other being we were in the … Continue reading

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Z update

When Dr. Cowgirl arrived, she confided to me that when she got my call Friday, she was very concerned. It turns out that Pigeon Fever is making a comeback in my area and the chest puffiness I had described in … Continue reading

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SORE!

Z is still down and out and maybe worse. I think we’ve pieced together what happened. About 4 days before I noticed that she was sore (w/ no physical cuts), the big gelding she is kept with had a split … Continue reading

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roadblock

Z has turned up sore, somewhat lame, but only if you look closely. She seemed out of sorts yesterday and upon closer examination a bit ouchy, maybe right fore, or right hind. It’s really hard to tell and she has … Continue reading

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