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Solitary

Mary heard about the gray gelding and immediately checked him out on Face Book. Her favorite horse color, and handsome to boot! Just 6 years old, so probably not lame from overuse. Perfect! He had received no bids at the New Jersey auction and was headed for what is called…

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Sheaths and Beans

What could I possibly add to a topic that has been written about in every horse magazine ever published? Is regular cleaning of a gelding’s sheath important for his health, or just a waste of time? This article is my perspective on the topic, with some situations that I have…

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One of These Things

Remember that song from Sesame Street? “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same.’’ Think about that catchy little verse when you are contemplating getting a Shetland pony to sort of round out your stable. There are over a hundred breeds…

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Brakes

Erin is my practice manager and personal technician. She has a ½ hour commute to work. When she got tired of filling the tank on her big SUV, she bought a used VW Passat. For a few months she raved about the stick shift, the quick response, and the $20…

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What Makes Them Special

There are so many things attract us to horses. We love their spirit. We celebrate the speed of race horses and the strength of the draft breeds. We are amazed by the extreme athleticism of sport horses. We love our horses’ willingness to enter into partnership in our activities. Best…

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It’s The Law

Several months ago I was asked to look at a two year old gelding who was wearing a big ugly bump on his skull.   He had banged his forehead full force, just above the eyes.  The injury was the result of rearing.   With the exception of the Spanish riding school…

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Tug

If you have ever enjoyed one of our National Parks you can legitimately thank John Muir, at least in part, for its existence. Muir was born in Scotland in 1838. When he came to America, he discovered our magnificent wild areas and became their champion. He has been called the…

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Horse Talk

We have the most amazing horse heritage in this country. Do you realize that back in the early 1900’s there was 1 horse for every 4 people! Every day saw gridlock on the streets of big cities like Boston and New York where thousands of carts and wagons were pulled…

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