I was having an interesting conversation with my Ferrier the other day about some of the old wives tales I’ve heard about natural remedies for horses. One or two of these have come from my favorite vet who has been around horses for the last 65 years. He has now retired. But every time I could talk to him I learned ...

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To follow along from last week’s blog about how to get your horse to drink more water in the winter, this week is about how to make sure your horse is getting the proper feed in the winter. I’m not sure how the weather is where you live, but here in Maryland our winter transition is really weird. It doesn’t just ...

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The weather here in Maryland has been up and down in the past two months. One day it’s 65 degrees and beautiful fall weather and the next day it’s 32 degrees and freezing. It’s been crazy for us humans as one day we feel like wearing shorts and a t-shirt and then the next day we have to wear a thick ...

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When Merlin was about 6 months old and he came into the indoor arena for the first time, he ran around having a blast. But when he got to one of the mirrors in the arena, he just stood there, snorted, and looked into the mirror as if it was another horse. He then proceeded to inspect the mirror intently, looking ...

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Halloween is coming up on October 31st in the U.S. and I’m enjoying the festivities…putting up decorations, getting the Halloween candy ready, designing costumes, and pumpkin carving. Well, while I was carving my first pumpkin I wondered if I could feed my horse pumpkin. I feed my horse frozen watermelon in the summer and he loves it. It is cool, refreshing, ...

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Well, my baby Friesian, Merlin, will be a year and a half old next month. We have now been together for one full year as I purchased him when he was 6 months old. It’s been a fun year. Being a liberty trainer, I have made sure that everything we have done together was at liberty. Meaning that we have done ...

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