Have You Looked At A Variety Of Prospects? I mentioned it before, but make sure that you look at a variety of prospects before you make any decisions. That way you have something to compare and contrast with. Buying the first horse that you see or the first horse that kind of fits the bill … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 7
Lots Of Anxiety At the point in my recovery when I was able to go outside, with a walker. I went out to the barn and unexpectedly had a ton of anxiety. Literally, panic attacks. Not fun stuff. It took me a while to realize the reason was not that I was really afraid of … Continue reading Another T.B.I Victory- A Horsey One!
He Had An Unplanned Long Break Luckily, it was not because he was injured or lame. It was because the barn had to shut down due to COVID-19. The barn was a ghost town aside from the daily chores and there wasn’t any riding going on. Barn Back Open Now that the barn is back … Continue reading Project Cool- Cool Back In Action!
You Don’t Have To Get On…. It probably sounds like a strange thing to say with a title that clearly says it is your turn to try a ride! The reason that I say this is because when you go to see a prospective horse, you may feel pressure from the owner. It probably isn’t … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 6- Your Turn To Try A Ride!
This Is The Day You Have Been Waiting For! You are finally going out with your trainer or friend to look at one of the prospective horses on your list. Bring your tack. You would think most places would have tack for the horse. Not necessarily. On my last horse hunting voyage, I think I … Continue reading Horse Shopping Part 4- Going To Look/ First Impressions
A Realistic Budget After yesterdays post where we discussed deciding exactly what you want in a horse, there are some other questions we want to answer before we dive head first into the for sale ads. Your trainer should be able to tell you whether or not your budget should be able to get you … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 2- Questions To Answer Before You Start The Process!
I Know We Have Been Down This Road Before Hopefully back when I was lesson horse searching you picked up a few tricks and tips then. Since this whole COVID-19 thing began I have spent a lot of times browsing ads for horses for sale. Well, I shouldn’t say that I have been looking at … Continue reading Horse Shopping – Part 1- What Are You Looking For Exactly!
This Article Appeared In The Capital Gazette On April 19, 2020 https://www.capitalgazette.com/coronavirus/ac-cn-horses-barns-coronavirus-20200419-fqakmv64qndwfloup553whzlaa-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2dTtuw9PmPrwE3FmKtMZSC8AwxMTw_X-DbrdUwcAdxvMz-wPltpO1zPdc Enlightening For Sure If you are associated with the horse business you already know. Others that are not involved with horses will probably be surprised by how it affects us. In more ways than one! Stay Home, Keep Your Distance, Be Well! Continue reading COVID-19 And The Maryland Horse Industry
Today Is April 16… It is my sister-in-law’s birthday as well as the birthday of my very first heart horse “Detente”. It was ironic since the meaning of the word “Detente” is “a peace treaty during a time of war”. There was nothing peaceful at all about my mare. She came with the barn name, … Continue reading April 16 and a Heart Horse
Noises In The Night Besides my own animals at night, I can hear my brother’s cows across the street as well as horses at the nearby farms. Last night I woke up to some awful screaming noises coming from across the street. It sounded like horses fighting, or maybe a horse stuck in something. Whatever … Continue reading Pasture Safety