Farmers who use late-model, fuel-powered equipment for farm work might not think it’s “progressive” to use a team of horses or mules for pulling a brand-new field mower. But for those who rely on horses or mules for power in the field, there’s been a lot of progress. [Read more…]
“It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you get the horse, it just matters what their potential is,” said Abigail Grace Chicoski of Sprakers, NY. [Read more…]
School days! It’s that time of year again, when younger children return to school and older teens head to college. During the months of August and September it’s common to learn of a horse that is being offered for sale because its owner is going off to college; in fact when I graduated high school, I was one of those who had to sell my horse before I left for school, as my parents were not able to care for him nor could we afford to board him. [Read more…]
by Marilyn Munzert
As the long day in the saddle ticks down to the last few miles, I can’t help but think about all the rewards waiting for me back at my trailer. However, as much as I would like to slide out of the saddle and into a lawn chair, I still have work to do before I can call it a day. While I enjoyed a relaxing ride out on the trail, my horse was working hard. To ensure that he fully recovers from the day’s work, some post-ride TLC is in order. [Read more…]
If you are a person who loved the Downton Abbey series the simple elegance of that lifestyle made an impression on you. If you are also a horsewoman then the side saddle riders probably fired your imagination. [Read more…]
Warren County Equestrian of the Year Madeline Crisp came home from Texas in June as the Appaloosa Youth World Champion.
This was Maddie’s first time at Worlds, held in Fort Worth. [Read more…]
by Mark Munzert
A wet, cold, blustery day, one you wouldn’t term a winner.
Ten minutes out of work and I’m heading west towards dinner.
I punch the gas and zoom right past a farm ‘wide load’. [Read more…]
Owning a horse is, for many horse enthusiasts, a dream come true. But keeping a horse on your property is a big investment — of both time and money. For those who are new to horse keeping, here are some suggestions of what you’ll need to keep your horse happy, healthy and safe. [Read more…]