•  June 09, 2010

    Still alive & back in the saddle!

    September 4, 2006 I was riding a leased horse, Louie. We had been riding in the outdoor arena when another boarder came out to the arena and opened a gate to a pasture that contains rich grass. The herd is turned out twice a day onto the pasture as part of there daily munchies. The owner and their dog, Doc,...

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  •  June 04, 2010

    Accident on the Trail

    I have a 23 year old Arabian mare named, Sheba. She's my first horse and I've owned her for 1 1/2 years. Sheba is blind in her right eye because she was kicked in the face by another horse when she was yearling. She is a very even-tempered and sweet mare. She has made me a better person as well...

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  •  June 01, 2010


    My daughter-in-law, my son, and myself decided to ride the PA Grand Canyon. My quarter horse was lame so I decided to ride a paint that I have been gentling and breaking. I knew he was green but he had been excellent riding the woods, etc. around home and I wanted to put miles on him. We had been on...

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  •  June 01, 2010

    Thank God the Helmet Bounces - Because I Don't!

    I have a 6 yr john mule that was raised from my fdn-bred Appy - and I've had my hands on him from Day One. He has taught me a lot about me, and I've learned tons about mules - we should all treat horses the way a mule must be treated! I think I have become a much better...

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  •  May 11, 2010

    Incentive to Rely on a "Brain Bucket"

    There have been countless times where I have been pitched, thrown and tossed from horses in my decades of training. I've trained everything from ex race horses to Warmbloods to Arabians and many in between. I've started lots of young horses too which definitely gives you lots of incentive to rely on a "brain bucket"! Most recently, my boyfriend was...

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