Gender Differences: Equine “Mare-Tude”

by Ron Meredith I am a little prejudiced toward mares. Not everyone is. I know people who only want geldings because they believe they are more "reliable". They point out that geldings do not have serious mood changes or interpret things differently from day-to-day because of hormone swings – so they have got a bit of logic to back up their prejudices.

Conserving A Texas Treasure

A mission to conserve the genetically superior herd of Foundation Quarter Horses, the Fred G. Gist Memorial Foundation Herd at the Wagon Wheel. The Fred G. Gist Memorial Foundation, through a $15 million endowment to Sul Ross State University, seeks to perpetuate and promote the valuable and historic role played by the American Quarter Horse […]

Bee Prepared on Your Trail Rides

As we enter Autumn, we need to remember that this is the season when bees or wasps are most aggressive and defensive of their nests. We were reminded of this recently when only one horse/rider combination of four returned to the ranch. We did find the others and thankfully no horses or riders were seriously injured, but they were stung repeatedly and were pretty shaken up. One particular horse took the brunt of the attack and was stung all over his body.

2017 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show

There were only two Welsh shows in Western Canada in 2017. From the west coast of British Columbia to the western edge of Manitoba, a distance of over 2000 km, there was our Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show and the Manitoba Annual All Welsh Show—and many events dedicated to other breeds and to disciplines.