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    Equine euthanasia

    With the recent economic challenges, more and more horse owners are finding themselves unable to properly care for their horses and feel their choices are to either send the horse to auction or euthanize. Euthanasia can cost upwards of $500…

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    Really funny Fainting Goat Video !

    Click on this for a great video set to music.No training posts today. Still busy with winter barn projects. So far I finished another wall on the new barn and added a corral fence. Today I’m setting posts and adding…

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    Video – Dressage vs. Western equestrians

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYOQ52U3LQ The Western rider is Dennis Schulz, the Dressage rider is Peter Gmoser, both from Austria. Carriewww.carrieeastman.com PS – no Lucky posts this past week as I’ve been busy finishing up the winter building projects. Hope to have more to…

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    Poco, Ben and Snowflake – my aged horses

    I have 3 senior equines at home. Snowflake (pony-pony) is a mini of about 25 years. Poco is a chestnut QH/Appaloosa cross (maybe) and is at least 25. Ben is a 22 year old gray Arabian, turning 23 this year.…

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    Lucky’s progress

    Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans… Had 2 sessions planned for this week under saddle. What we actually had was a session about “Yes, I really CAN catch you in the field”. He saw me…

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    Lucky – week 1

    Week 1 – Our first ridesOur goals for our first week are:Standing still for mounting from both sides.Lowering the head.Work on our transitions between walk, halt, back and trot. Especially the halt…Work on yielding the head, the shoulders and the…

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    Lucky the Arabian horse – his story continued

    Background and prep work: Back in March I introduced Lucky, the youngest and latest addition to our equine family. Lucky’s real name is To Catch A Thief. A registered Arabian, Lucky was bred to race. A few years ago he…

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