Tag Archives: equine behaviour

Stallions aren’t just fancy geldings

I’ve met several stallions. Most of the stallions I’ve had anything to do with was while I was massaging one or walking them after a race. I worked at a Quarter Horse breeding farm and often was in the breeding … Continue reading

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That’s horse racing

I was wrong. Five weeks ago, I was certain California Chrome was going to win the Triple Crown. Alas, I was wrong. California Chrome finished 5th in the Belmont, dashing a hundred thousand hopes that we’d finally, after all these … Continue reading

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Convincing the horse

I’m laughing at myself. My last post had the word ‘amazing’ in it at least half a dozen times. I usually don’t allow that to happen. My well used thesaurus is right next to my elbow. But I forgive myself, … Continue reading

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The monster is tamed

Since I last posted, we’ve been doing quite a bit of work with Raven, de-sensitizing him to this corner. Here’s a picture of it. As is the usual case with IHEM (Invisible Horse Eating Monsters), I can’t see a problem … Continue reading

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The Last Chapter

I don’t know if there’s an official term for it, but I’m sure you can relate to what I’m saying. Let’s say you have a cold, or a hurt finger. While you’re coughing and sneezing or avoiding using the finger, … Continue reading

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Another page in Rebel’s tale

Sue and I were watching Raven roll off his bath when a woman of about 35 came up to us, her ‘just turned 8!” year old daughter in tow. The girl was wearing pink “Hello Kitty” boots. “Are either one … Continue reading

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The things horses fear

These days, horses don’t have much to fear. Oh, there are the usual things: horse trailers, veterinarians, unexplained noises, etc. But the things they evolved to fear: lions, tigers and bears (oh my), are no longer threats to them. Despite … Continue reading

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