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Some Questions I think need to be answered

    From the time the Sherri Brunzell/Dual Peppy case broke I have wondered why weren’t these horses reported sooner.  This is a very horse centric area with lots of knowledgeable people. Doing some Google Earth shots it does show that...Show More Summary

Just Wait Til Next Year: Shoes Off, On, and Off Again as Shoeless Senior Racehorse Tahoe Warrior is Claimed and Re-Claimed

Tahoe Warrior in 2007 at Delaware Park, trained by Todd Pletcher. Photo: Sarah K. Andrew Once upon a time there was a barefoot racehorse.  Now, that's interesting. Once upon a time there was an 11-year-old racehorse who started 11 times in his 11th year.  Now, that's interesting, too. What's even more interesting is that they are the same horse.  What a year 11-year-old Tahoe

Dawn Bites Her Tongue

Yup. More vet bills. Guess Dawn felt she was being slighted on the veterinary front...Last Monday, when I went to ride Dawn, she was very uncomfortable in the bridle - resisting contact and stopping to rub her face on her legs. We stopped riding, and I put her in her stall while we were untacking. Show More Summary

Dead Tree Trail on a Slow Poke

What in the world? Is there a horse under all that dirt? I wish I had seen Lilly rolling away on the ground to get this dirty. I bet it looked supercute. Bill is so lucky to look out his window and see such supercute horse antics all day. Show More Summary

Biomechanics and Uses of Wide Toe, Egg Bar and Heart Bar Horseshoes: Research by Dr. Jenny Hagen via Werkman's E-Lecture Series

Werkman Horseshoes in The Netherlands has launched a video lecture series with German veterinarian and hoof researcher Jenny Hagen. This is a still from one of the videos, to show you the rich visual content. You'll need 58 minutes. Lock the door. Show More Summary

Happy Anniversary, Lilly!

It's that time of year again! The town I live in has a Fall Festival every Columbus Day weekend. So, before I could dash off to the barn, we went to check out the action in the center of town. Who doesn't love a fall festival, I'd like to know! They are so much fun. Show More Summary

Soft Doesn't Mean Ineffective

Many of us, I think, got to where we are in our horsemanship journeys due to finally waking up to the coercive, often punitive, and sometimes even abusive, methods that are used in more "traditional" horse training - methods we ourselves may have been trained to use, and maybe used with some success in riding and competition. Show More Summary

Even when they make you money you don’t feed them

Over in the UK I thought they had tougher animal cruelty laws but I guess I was wrong.  Because if you starve your horses to a 0 on the Henneke scale, that is not a typo the vet classified two of them as ZEROS, and let them start to self mutilate because of the horrific […] The post Even when they make you money you don’t feed them appeared first on Fugly Blog.

BEVA Congress: Ohio State’s Professor Belknap Reports on US and UK Farrier-Vet Relations Survey

At the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) 2014 Congress in Birmingham, England last month, Professor James K. Belknap DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine reported on an Internet...Show More Summary

Hooves@War: Australian Farrier John Jolly Died at Gallipoli

If you happen to be in Canberra, the capital of Australia, on November 3, 2014, look at the Australian War Memorial. It's the Australian equivalent of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Projected on it will be the name of John Joshua Jolly. John...Show More Summary

Sherri Brunzell – First court appearance

Sherri Brunzell was in court this morning for her first motions hearing.  Brunzell was trying to challenge the lawful search and seizure of the horses and llamas.  The judge deemed both legal and that at this time she will not be getting any animals back. Show More Summary

Required Reading: Dr. John Steele's 68th Year in Equine Practice Profiled in Chronicle of the Horse This Week

If you were the gambling kind, you might have been able to make some money at the World Equestrian Games in France last month. What if, when Team USA's Beezie Maddie and Cortes C came oh-so-close to the gold medal in show jumping, you had wagered with that Irishman sitting next to you about the veterinarian responsible for that high jumping superstar horse--and all the Madden

Meanwhile...south of the Massachusetts border...

I have not been able to blog about brumbying around with Lilly because I took a short trip to Florida! I made it, even if Delta airlines did attempt a tiny sabotage! USAir to the rescue! I love visiting Florida because they have cool...Show More Summary

Tuesday is for horses that need homes and here are 75 of them

All American Quarter Horses and halter breed and only halter broke.  They are located in Hampshire, IL, ideally they get out of the facility they are in ASAP.  If you can help any of these horses then contact HARP.  The could use donations as well as adopters. Show More Summary

Lesson in physics

  This was submitted to me by a reader and while I know we have talked about this topic before it deserves revisiting.  How in the world do those spindly, post legs hold up all that weight?  It looks like is defies physics.  This is probably why these halter horses haven’t done anything, they can’t. […] The post Lesson in physics appeared first on Fugly Blog.

The Problem with "Respect"

Okay, let's start with some pretty common statements people sometimes make about their horses:"My horse doesn't respect me.""My horse bucked me off.""My horse stepped on my foot.""My horse ran away with me."Now, let's look at those statements...Show More Summary

Some Post Topics Floating Around . . .

I have ideas for several posts floating around in my head and in various drafts. They'll get massaged into shape - or not - but here are some hints:Riding in Neutral Reliability and Consistency The Problem with "Respect" Softness Doesn't...Show More Summary

Event Announcement: William Moyer, DVM Headlines Myhre Equine's 27th Farrier-Veterinarian Conference

WHAT: Myhre Equine Clinic's Annual Farrier-Veterinarian Conference WHEN: Thursday and Friday, October 9-10, 2014 WHERE: Rochester, New Hampshire WHO: Farriers and veterinarians WHY: Dr. William Moyer, guest speaker Farriers and veterinarians in the New England states will come together next week to share their knowledge and hear lectures by Dr. William Moyer at the Myhre Equine

Troubleshooting for the Barefoot Horse

A fine post from Rockley Farm on troubleshooting for the barefoot horse. I've added in the comments my thoughts on supplementation for minerals and IR/metabolic horses. Here's a link for Biotin 800Z, and one for Chromium Yeast.

Bad Parent/Bad owner Du Jour

These pictures popped up on my Facebook feed and I couldn’t ignore them!   Here we have a cute yearling filly.  Sounds like she has been worked with well.  Stands for the farrier and ties.  Ok starting out really good. Then we get to the pictures. First one not so bad  Filly is in decent […] The post Bad Parent/Bad owner Du Jour appeared first on Fugly Blog.

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