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Fireworks & Farms

Efforts to rein in the use of fireworks in Maine are moving forward in Augusta. Four fireworks bills have been scheduled for Public Hearing on March 11 at 10:00 am with the Criminal Justice Committee. They will be heard sometime after 10am on the fourth […]

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Why the Mess over Horse Meat Matters

The growing Horse Meat debacle in Europe has elicited a number of responses from us Americans. Sure glad we don’t slaughter horses here. Sure glad we don’t even eat horse meat. It’s easy to dismiss the mess as their problem. But if you dig deeper, […]

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Treatment as Tattoo

I was talking with Chris Lombard the other day about horsemanship. The dictionary calls it the ‘skill of riding horses.’ But we know it as the relationship with the horse and the skills around that relationship. “It’s not only how to handle horses,” said Lombard. […]

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Welcome Rose & Sagebrush

I want to welcome two friends, Kimber Bogue Black and Sandy Black, to the blogosphere. The ranch ladies have started up Roses and Sagebrush. Way to go, gals! They nominated me for a blog award and had a few questions. Why did you start blogging? […]

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Winter Ride

How much do you ride in the winter? Does it get harder to stay warm and embrace the season as you get older? I found myself surfing the Internet for rechargeable heated gloves the other day. Two hundred bucks didn’t seem so much… Read a […]

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Firework Frenzy

When fireworks became legal in Maine last year, there was an audible ‘@#$%&*” from the horse community. Fireworks tend to freak horses out, especially when combined with darkness and surprise (I’m pretty sure horses don’t have 9pm, July 4th marked on their calendars.). The results […]

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Hi. I’m Calling about Your Horse.

Most writers are readers. While writing is their occupation, reading is one of their passions. I’m no exception. When contests surface, I get excited at the prospect of entering but also of reading all the other submissions. Such is the case with National Public Radio’s […]

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They loved our horse videos

Phew. That’s my relief at making tomorrow’s deadline and submitting two videos to the Equestrian Social Media Award headquarters in Manchester, England. (Ok, I did not hand-deliver them but used DropBox.) The videos, revealed during their Awards Week later this month, are required for all […]

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See Ya, Salazar

Mustang advocates are cheering the upcoming departure of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. During his term, he made news for threatening reporters and horses alike. Specifically, he’s made life miserable for tens of thousands of mustangs as he sticks to expensive, inhumane policies enforced […]

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Herd Dog Tips and Tipping Point

The development of our Ride Along Dog reached a tipping point recently. At seven months, Kip has matured physically and mentally. Weighing 40 pounds, she’s all speed and agility. On the last few pasture walks, her herding nature has blossomed in full form. She’s done […]

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