Sustaining Our Living Equine Legacy

Our wild horses offer an tremendous genetic resource that should be considered a national treasure. Genetic diversity is a huge and hugely underrated issue for the modern horse. Yet, horse breeders seem oblivious to the perils of a restricted gene pool. Maintaining soundness and performance falls far behind keeping a paper trail and the myth […]

My Meltdown

The Choctaw Princess is handing her circumstances serenely enough. I, however, have had a bit of a meltdown because she is the third horse in a row that has arrived on my place with such severe  central nervous system (CNS) I have had to have them out down.. I have  not been able to find […]

A Hard Life and a High Cost

About a week after getting herself cast upside down along the fence line (click here) the Choctaw Princess’s back end was alarmingly wobbly when I let her out to wander, roll and graze a bit. She was dragging her back feet instead of picking them up cleanly and smartly as she normally does. And instead […]

Spring Feeding

Now that spring is in the air, it is time to fine-tune what I feed the Choctaw Princess so she does not gain too much weight. I started with a skeletal horse headed into winter who needed plenty of feed to keep warm as well as put on weight (click here). As the days get […]

Five Months with the Choctaw Princess

Here is a photo of the Choctaw Princess about five months on another cloudy day. You can see she is in good condition because she is bit sleeker than her usual fuzzy winter self. I let her out to roll and she spent most of her time tearing around bucking and kicking. She sweated just […]