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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Moxie’s Barefoot Transition

I have been asked for more info on barefoot hoof care and transitioning to barefoot. I now have the perfect case to share as we make progress! Most of my horses came to me with bad feet, but I haven’t always been good with documenting their progress. Well, I have a brand new project with …

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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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