Month: May 2019

Wednesday Pictures

Lily and Cuffie Jake and Maisie Moe, Homer and Revy B-Rad and Blu Hemi and Thomas Norman and Lily Roho and Gus Cinnamon and Dawn Vinnie, Grand and Rip Wilson Walon and Rocky Digby, Taco, Happy and Johnny Sam, Ascot and Lighty Ricardo and Cisco Calimba (note the mouthful of grass) and Penny Baner and Bruno Havana, Renny and Duesy Alfie and Taylor Cody, Sport, Art and Merlin Bear and Lighty Apollo and Thomas Sabrina, Sparky, Flower and...

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Sunday Stills

Charlotte and Dolly Rocky and Rubrico King and Levendi Baby Rocky and Toledo Cisco and Revy Ascot and Taco Mick and Sam Sushi and Squirrel Magic and Ripley Traveller and Maggie Missy, Maggie and...

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Meet Blu

Blu is an Oldenburg gelding who was bred and born in Germany in 1993. Blu’s sire, the Oldenburg stallion Insider, was by the foundation stallion Inschallah. Inschalla was an Anglo Arab, and Blu’s mom thinks his little ears and regal neck came from him. Blu and his mom   Blu was imported to the United States as a young dressage horse when he was five years old. He was purchased by a gentleman who showed him extensively on the Florida circuit. He was then purchased and dearly loved by the person who eventually sold him to his mom. Blu...

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Hay/Pasture Sampling, Ration Balancing – The Basics, Part Four

Jason is back with another installment in his series on the basics. If you would like a recap on his other posts in this series, follow the links below: Getting the Basics Right Won’t Fix Every Problem The Basics, Part Two The Basics, Part Three, Forage I was going to write a lengthy post about how to take a hay sample/pasture sample and where to send it. Thankfully, before I went to all that trouble I reviewed the website at www.equi-analytical.com, which is where I recommend sending hay and pasture samples for analysis. If you are sincerely interested in...

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Meet Cisco

Cisco is a Holsteiner gelding who was born in 1999 and has generations of outstanding jumpers in his pedigree. He was sired by Candido, and thus part of the famed C line of Holsteiners reknown for their impeccable jumping technique. Cisco learned how to be affectionate with his mom Cisco and his mom Not a lot is known about Cisco’s younger years. What is known is that someone spotted his incredible jumping technique and knew he would make an outstanding show hunter. He competed in the high performance hunter divisions and also in the 3’6” junior hunters. Cisco was...

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Sunday Stills

Bear, Sam and Happy Cinnamon and Jake Taylor and Art Duesy, Alfie and Sport Vinnie, Grand and Rip Igor is a very spoiled barn cat Dawn, Cinnamon, Maisie and Jake Cuffie and Lily Norman and Calimba Sam, Happy and Digby Moe and Homer Apollo and Hemi Roho and Gus B-Rad Blu and Sam Sabrina and Sparky Bruno and Cody Remmy and Duesy Merlin and Taylor Cisco Ricardo and Thomas Walon and...

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Marathon, Round 1, Complete

Today we finished our annual spring body clipping marathon. The final count was 25 body clips, almost all of them on PPID/Cushing’s horses. Sparky the donkey won both the most hair and the best behaved award. Norman finished a close second on thickness of hair, and Gus finished third in the hair department.  Technically Apollo won the most hair award. When you’re 18.1 hands tall you have a lot of everything, but going strictly by thickness of the coat the rankings are Sparky, Norman and then Gus. The common them from the horses we clipped this week was the...

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Sunday Stills

Renny, Baner, Sport and Art Flyer and Donneur Lighty, Sebastian, Johnny and Paramount Dawn and Dolly Maggie, Jake and Penny Art and Havana Flyer and Gibson Trigger and King Trying to get the big boys to come for breakfast is an aerobic exercise lately. Can I get anyone to acknowledge my screaming, maybe just a raised head to say, “we heard you?” Anybody? Bueller? I usually resort to throwing sticks to get them moving.  Igor and Charlotte Gus Silver and Cocomo Moses, Lofty and Romeo Lofty, Lotus and Romeo George and Lofty Asterik and...

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The Marathon Begins

Monday kicked off our annual spring body clipping marathon. The majority of the horses don’t need to be clipped, but almost all of the PPID/Cushing’s horses need to be clipped, plus a couple of extras that are either being very slow to shed or just not quite finishing the job. Some of the PPID/Cushing’s horses will need to be clipped continuously through early fall as they grow hair year round. Others will only need a spring clip. We clipped on Monday and Wednesday and did it in go big or go home style. We clipped thirteen horses over two...

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Sunday Stills

Maisie and Penny Lighty and Mick Cinnamon and Jake Traveller and Lily Rocky and Gus Missy, Lily and Norman Paramount and Sebastian Roho, Wilson and Sushi Levendi, Homer and Revy Cisco and Convey Thomas and Hemi Dolly, Penny and Calimba Hemi and Apollo Grand, Vinnie, Cisco and Ricardo Toledo and Rubrico Rip, Grand and Vinnie Magic and Ripley Squirrel and Sushi Blu and Ascot Bear and...

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The Basics, Part 3 – Forage

(Post by Jason) In my last post I wrote a little bit about forages with a focus on forages growing on pastures. Today my focus is forages with more of an emphasis on hay. For my first two posts on this series of the basics you can follow these links: Getting the Basics Right Won’t Fix Every Problem The Basics, Part Two I have already mentioned more than once that I think it’s imperative for most horses in most situations to have ready access to forages, preferably 24/7. Horses spend hours and hours every day grazing so ideally these...

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