From My Saddle: Trying New Things

Karen with reindeer taken at the Alaska Horse Expo, June 2012.

Publishing Industry Bring Challenges The holidays always give me time to reflect on the year’s business challenges and wins. I’ve been burying my head in the sand for a while, avoiding what’s happening with how the equine world consumes information. For me, and many of our readers who’ve reached out …

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Willfully Guided: Barn Thoughts

Barn Thoughts
Two-inch black PVC pipe cut in half and screwed to the top of fence boards protects the wood from chewing horses. Photo Credit Allison Trimble

Goals, Choices, and Changes in the Barn Construction Process I’ve spent several nights in my barn over the past three frigid weeks caring for one of my beloved senior horses, leaving me lots of time to analyze my barn. A couple of years ago I wrote about the construction of …

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Media Barn: Book Review – Essential Horse Speak

Essential Horse Speak
Image Courtesy Sharon Wilsie

Author: Sharon Wilsie Continuing the Conversation Sharon Wilsie’s first book Horse Speak: The Equine–Human Translation Guide broke new ground for anyone who works with horses. It provided a practical system to listen and talk to horses in their language instead of expecting them to understand ours. Now with this second book, Essential …

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New and Noteworthy: The HAY SOAKER™ is a Game-Changer

HAY SOAKER™

Fact: hay soaking is beneficial for horses that need reduced levels of sugars and starches in their diet, like those with metabolic conditions, laminitis, and PSSM. Also, fact: soaking hay for horses is a wet sloppy mess, a dreaded chore, and a giant hassle. Now there’s a product that makes …

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Editor’s Postcard: Will You Go the Distance with Your Senior Horse?

old horses
Beowulf, May 1990 – June 2022. Owned and loved by Kim Roe. Credit Kim Roe

Give Your Horse a Happy Retirement “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” – Carson McCullers May we speak for a moment about responsibility? I don’t want to sound like your mother…well, maybe I do.  Here’s the thing—I regularly get phone calls, messages, or emails …

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