Over 40 and Horse Crazy – Making Time to Improve Ground Manners

Making Time to Improve Ground Manners by Laura Schonberg Since bringing home a new mare this winter, I have been astonished at how this extra horse changed our existing herd of geldings.  It has afforded new opportunities for better management, one of the big ones being feeding time. My horses were …

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Over 40 and Horse Crazy – Spring Conditioning

by Laura Schonberg March has me thinking about longer days, better weather and conditioning my horses.  I am thinking about conditioning the mind, soul and body for dry trails and the competition season and this includes horse, rider and gear.  Let’s start with gear. After the wet winter season, all …

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Over 40 and Horse Crazy – Book Learning and Other Wintertime Horse Activities

by Laura Schonberg   Like many mammals, I want to hibernate in the winter: sit in front of the fire, eat pasta, read a book, etc. Dog walks and morning feedings at the barn are in the dark; going to and from work is in the dark; evening chores or …

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Over 40 and Horse Crazy – Choosing to Keep Horses in Mid-Life

by Laura Schonberg If you had asked me 5 years ago about adding horses to my life I would have said no way.  Too much work,  time, money and stress.  And too much to manage along with working full time and keeping the family from total chaos.  Now, going into …

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