Monthly Archives: March 2012

Allergies Are Not Just for Humans

I had no idea that horses could suffer from allergies like we can.  I mean, I knew about hives and allergic reactions but seasonal allergies… I didn’t think they were affected.  Barbara said that many of the horses she’s seen … Continue reading

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Horse Teeth Facts

Here’s another article that I had written for my GMO newsletter.  Just some interesting facts about horses’ teeth.  In case you were wondering. All adult horses have 12 premolars, 12 molars (cheek or jaw teeth), 12 incisors (front teeth).  However, … Continue reading

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Cantering Off

So Barbara figured out a new way for me to ask for the canter depart: Sit two (and only two) strides and then swing my leg back and scoop with my seat.  The reason for sitting was that it supposedly … Continue reading

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My Parelli Experience

Yesterday I got to watch a Parelli session that my friend Jane arranged for her mare.  She’s had the horse for 6 years and has had problems haltering and bridling her off and on for that entire time.  She’ll go … Continue reading

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Allergies

PJ was not feeling well today.  To someone who didn’t know him, they would just think that he was being lazy.  But I know him very well, and when I put the screws to him, so to speak, and he … Continue reading

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Straight? Straight!

Due to scheduling conflicts, I had two lessons in a row.  Yesterday’s lesson was outside.  It was in the 70s and sunny.  I was so hoping Barbara would get on him first because PJ is always such a slug outside, … Continue reading

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Interesting Horse Sport Facts

I write an article for my local GMO newsletter and thought you might like some of the tidbits I’ve written about.  Below are some interesting facts about horses in sport. Enjoy! The sequence of the horse’s footfalls at the walk … Continue reading

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