Category Archives: Horse care

Updates on the actual care of my horses.

It’s about a Brush…

Over the decades, I’ve discarded, lost or gave away horse equipment and tack. As my life changed and I felt more hopeless and sad (i.e. the death of Pepper, the problems with Z, the choice of euthanasia for Tristan), I pulled … Continue reading

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Adequan shot and Black 3

This last week, I noticed that Dante was less inclined to move, especially at trot. Saturday gave him his Adequan maintenance injection, and when I came out Sunday, he trotted in from the field. Do not think this is a coincidence. … Continue reading

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Dante’s Supplement update and worming

I’ve been horrible about the horse’s worming schedule. Today, I fed the ponies a feed through wormer as they can both be difficult to paste worm and this is very easy on them. I probably will end up switching them … Continue reading

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Pretty is as Pretty does

Sunday I had a rough day with Dante. We were back to lunging in his cavesson and he was also back to throwing a fit. Specifically, when asked to trot from a walk, he gave a buck and resistance and … Continue reading

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Implementing a training schedule (part 3)

Well, those recent posts were all well and good but how are you going to do this day to day? How do you even make this plan of Friendship-Liberty-Traditional? The first thing I do is create a list of what … Continue reading

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Sunshine-yellow urine makes me happy

Late last fall I caught Dante peeing and his urine flow was really dark and nasty. I worried because having a brown urine (excreting proteins) could have been a sign that things were going south with his PSSM. He hadn’t … Continue reading

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The many reasons for a smile (or licking)

Have you ever smiled to “be polite?” or smiled with your lips closed and your molars grinding? Smiled and laughed when your feelings were hurt by the joke? Smiles aren’t always about fun and joy and neither is a horse … Continue reading

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