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 […]

Spotlights on the Overlooked Benefits of Horses on Rangelands

Horsetalk.co.nz Horses and burros, especially those living naturally in the wild, have a superior ability to sequester, or “lock away”, carbon. Spotlight on the overlooked role of horses as carbon sequesters — Horsetalk.co.nz – equine news, research, and information Spotlight on the overlooked role of horses as carbon sequesters — Horsetalk.co.nz

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 […]

I’m NOT Celebrating the Fourth of July

I sent information to the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe through their Facebook page when I heard that they were planning a bigger than ever fireworks show. I found a study looking at the long lasting toxic fallout from firecrackers. I found an article detailing the damage fireworks inflict on livestock, and wildlife as well […]

Looking at the Equine Lumbo-Sacral Joint

While I was looking for information on the horse’s back online I found that the number of sites discussing the sacro-iliac joint overwhelming outnumbers sites discussing the lumbo-sacral joint. In this photo, from Rod Nikkel’s website, you can see why. The lumbo-sacral joint is well-protected, nested deep within the triangle formed by the five solidly […]