Category Archives: Other Stuff

July 2021 – Mid Month Update

RIDING VERSES TRAINING Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Riding Verses Training2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Riding verses Training You know the saying “I am not a doctor but I play one on TV.” That is the way I feel about being a “trainer”. I have been to … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Gardening in Texas

When the gardening in Texas book says plant in full sun it should have a disclaimer – Plan to remove your dead plants by mid-June. You can take your chances and plant early but you risk losing your whole garden to a late frost. Or you can watch your baby plants, like we did, get … Continue Reading »

New Baby Goaties, New Garden Fence and Major Hailstorm

Must be spring in Texas. Our goat, Dixie, had triplets. Donald, Daffy and Daisy are the cutest babies. Dixie has been a good mom except she keeps losing her babies in the pasture. Alicia and I were out until 9:30 one night finding Daisy and two days later Dixie lost Donald and Daffy. This time … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Is It Important to Temperament Type a Goat?

Horse temperament typing has become a way of life for me. Each one of my horses gets fed and managed as an individual with a diet based on his temperament and each is thriving with this approach. In the past however, my milk goats on the other hand just get pellets. I put out free … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Punkin goes to osteopathy class

Punkin, my Jue Yin (Wood/Fire), horse temperament was the star at my osteopathy class. Osteopathy is a system of medicine that focuses on raising the vitality of the horse by restoring his mobility. In the mind of an osteopath, any area where 2 or more structures come together is a joint and every joint must … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsemanship – Are you soft around your horse?

Don’t you love those little zingers you get from God. Here I am, not even through my first cup of coffee, having my morning meditation time with God and he zips in one of those zingers. With my horses I am always wanting them to be light and soft in their responses. I was asking … Continue Reading »

Horsemanship: Riding the spook and the one reined stop

No place is horsemanship more important than in the first few rides on a colt. I was riding with some friends this last weekend and one was on a colt for only his fifth ride. We were reviewing the importance of the one rein stop. The one rein stop is an important horsemanship skill to … Continue Reading »