Asad and Hoof Pain

I knew Asad was overdue for a hoof trim before he started down my way. What I did not know was just how long it had been since his last hoof trim. As you can see in the photo below, he had platters for front hooves and his hind hooves were equally overgrown. I was […]

Conserving Genetic Diversity among Square Horses

Over the past year I been appalled to learn how much genetic diversity among Square Horses has been irrevocably lost due to short-sighted breeding and management practices, especially here in the USA. The Bureau of Land Management has been gelding free roaming stallions for decades. Now the policy is turning towards surgically sterilizing free- roaming […]

My Spanish Mustang Stallion Arrives

EHF Asad is linebred to Cochise, the stallion the founders of the Spanish Mustang Registry held up as an example of their ideal horse. As you can tell from the number of links in this paragraph, he meets my criteria foran outstanding individual of these exceptional and extra-ordinary horses. When I inherited my property a […]

Mopsy is Actually Dancing to the Beat

Personally, I rarely enjoy watching dressage freestyles because I find the music so painfully unrelated to the horse’s strides that I have to either mute the sound or move on to something else. But Steffan Peters’ 2021 Olympic freestyle dressage ride went viral not just because the music is upbeat techno dance music. The freestyle […]

Barefoot Olympic Gold in Showjumping

I was actually able to watch the showjumping of the 202(1) Olympics without utterly cringing. The Swedish team took the gold with only one pole down. They were one of the few teams that seemed to realized that the brakes are in their behinds and their hands are for communication. And their horses not only […]

From the Veterinarian’s Mouth

The Horse: Do vets use a “one size fits all” protocol for sedation/anesthesia? Hubbell: Many equine veterinarians have developed different dosing regimens for different breeds or types of horses based on their experiences. Minimal data are available to directly support variations between breeds, but here are some observations I made during my career: The atmosphere of […]