Month: February 2011

Why A Bad Day Is Not Necessarily A Bad Day

Something happened during my training session today that doesn’t happen often. I came off a horse. Soil test, unplanned dismount, rider relocation, call it what you will, I was on the horse, funky things happened, I was looking up thinking “What a beautiful blue sky… hey, wasn’t I riding a horse a moment ago?” For…


Jupiter – Coming Right Along

I want to go on record again as saying, I really love working with Jupiter. I have never met as genuinely nice a horse before in my life. He simply loves everyone and is as gentle a beast as you could possibly want. Add to this the fact that he is smart, brave and physically capable,…


Hoof Abscess – Things I Have Recently Learned

Having always owned horses with great feet, that never required shoes due to their thick hoof walls and general superiority, I had never had to deal with hoof abscesses before this winter. Enter Zephyr. Z, while possessing fine hoof walls as well, is unfortunately a little flat footed. This means the soles of his hoofs…