Tag Archives: equine body language

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 in the Corner

Hello, my friends, I’m putting this out to you, looking for advice. Recently, Raven has begun spooking at the southeast corner of the covered arena.  That’s always been a spooky corner for many of the horses in the barn. But … 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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When Manure Matters

A couple of years ago, I was given the Stamp of Authenticity as a horseman when a non-horseman told me “you horse people are weird”. (See “Wierd at last”, 12/12/2011). I was told this when the non-horseman discovered me mucking … Continue reading

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My handsome Valentine

Due to economic circumstances (a nice way of saying I have no paying job), I’m no longer leasing a horse. I am, however, enjoying a relationship with Raven, a magnificent black Warmblood gelding. His owner, Sue, is the most generous, … Continue reading

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An appalling dearth of ethics-and compassion.

In late 2010, I began a lease on a 7/8th Quarter Horse gelding named Hank. (Barn name, not registered name.) Hank was a 12 yr. old chestnut gelding. He had three white feet and one area of white hairs on … Continue reading

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