by Bob Jeffreys & Suzanne Sheppard
Defined by Webster as “the act of gathering together”, this is a term often misunderstood in the horse world. Some refer to it as a “frame”, others see it as a head set, and some believe it is the act of compressing the horse into a shorter length.
Even after several months of watching it, I'm still amazed at the changes that happen on the property and how fast they do! Little paths that I had been cutting in by hand to pass through with 1 horse are now wide open roads for vehicles. Small clearings that looked quaint are wide open arenas, parking lots and future home sites. I'm working hard to keep the "forested woods" feel, but it's hard when you have utilitarian uses that need to be taken care of.
Have you ever had the opportunity to ride on the beach? As horse people, it's something most all of us dream of at some point. Running down the white sands alongside a rolling surf, hair blowing in the wind, the smell of the sea in your nose ...
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup Finals attendees got a special treat the night of April 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Immediately following the $75,000 Canadian Pacific Show Jumping Grand Prix of Las Vegas, three show jumpers teamed with three National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) riders for the Duel in the Desert – a a special exhibition event.
"For sale - Grass hay for horses. 50 pound bales. $5.00 a bale. Delivery available."
Ads similar to this will be appearing across the country as the weather allows farmers to start making hay. But the advertisement leaves several unanswered questions.
Purina Animal Nutrition has once again pledged up to $150,000 in free feed to equine rescue shelters through its continuing partnership with A Home for Every Horse, a program dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering. For the fourth consecutive year, Purina has pledged a donation of at least $125,000. From May 5, 2015, to September 5, 2015, Purina invites horse lovers to help donate up to an additional $25,000 in feed for rescue shelters by spreading the news and sharing their own stories.
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