Concerned About Birds

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Dear Appy,  My barn has a lot of windows, they provide great lighting and a way for the breeze to pass through. Unless the weather is really bad, the windows remain open. But I’m wondering if I need to close them. Last spring several birds used the windows to fly in and out of the barn, [...]

May I Please Have a Glass of Tepid Water?

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Advice from the weekly column "Horse" Perth, AUS, August 1906: The question of watering before or after feeding has never been settled. A leading: English authority states that horses should never be watered after feeding, but always before, especially if the feed, is grain. If a horse is very thirsty give him water, aud then wait [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Tracey Ullman as the Duchess of Cornwall

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Britain's best comedien NAILS IT! Love the line, "looking after children is like falling off a horse, only less fun."

Herd Dynamics Heard Loud & Clear

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership – first timers and re-riders alike.  Alice guides readers through scenarios that help dissect the reality of horse ownership from our childhood fantasies. An expert in adult learning, Alice explores ways we connect with horses as [...]

Horse Treats 101 – Good Choices for Your Good Horse

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , |

This past Sunday I worked in the yard. I mowed, weeded, transplanted bee balm, cleaned the barn, scoured the water tub and brushed the horses. I did a lot and by golly, I deserved a treat. I went to Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and enjoyed a double scoop,  orange sherbet waffle cone for dinner. We all [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing

January 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Vieques is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, part of the Spanish Virgin Islands. Its culture retains influences from 400 years of Spanish occupation. Two thirds of the island was purchased/seized by the United States Navy during World War 11 as a possible refuge for the British fleet in case Britain fell to [...]

Get Out the Kleenex – Care Considerations for Older Horses

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I recently crossed a major threshold and find myself on the north side of 50. I admit to feeling my age. When I wake in the morning, my ankles don’t bend so I hobble to the bathroom. If I sit on the floor, I have to lean on something to stand upright. [...]