Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Improving Horse Stumbling

My new horse,  Moxie,  came fresh off the track where she likely never encountered uneven ground,  rocks,  hills,  logs,  etc.   Her new job is to be an endurance horse where she will traverse varied terrain at speed.   When she first arrived at our farm she didn’t seem to pay attention to where her feet were, …

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Track Paddock / Paddock Paradise

I’ve been using my small test version of a track paddock for 9 months now, and am ready to report initial impressions. Overall, I really like it. Track paddocks, also known as Paddock Paradise, have become increasingly popular since Jamie Jackson wrote the book “Paddock Paradise: A Guide To Natural Horse Boarding“.

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Human Heat Exhaustion & Electrolytes

Its that time of year again!  Hot, hot, hot!  I’ve been seeing posts about people with heat exhaustion while riding, especially endurance riders.  I’ve been there myself, too many times.  After suffering from heat exhaustion you are more susceptible to it in the future.  I am stubborn and tend to just keep going when the …

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New Horse!

Appologies for the lack of blog posts recently…  Life got a bit overwhelming and stressful, and I just haven’t had the time or ambition to keep up with everything.  My beloved heart horse, Ink, sustained an injury while riding.  I didn’t have the perfect size hoof boots with me, so I used a half size …

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DIY: Horse Trailer Reflective Tape

I hadn’t noticed for a while that my trailer did not have any safety reflective tape along the bottom.  It did have reflective discs at the corners, but I wanted more.  I’m not sure if it originally had some and it was removed, or if trailer manufacturers didn’t apply reflective tape when it was made …

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