All natural horse care in the west of Ireland

Its not about the Trailer
Monday, 23 June 2008

A neighbour of ours who is a cattle man has decided to start breeding horses and I volunteered to help him out if he needed any help. Well anyway, he needed help to trailer load his mare and foal on Sunday.

I have been helping this man with his horse mainly for the horses benefit. I used to visit her every morning to give her a feed and handle her a little whilst she was in foal. She is a 16HH draft mare who is very sweet.

She had a colt foal on 22nd May and on the same afternoon a friend of mine was passing their field and could see no sign of the foal. He had fallen into a deep ditch!! He is a dark bay and all she could see was his little pink tongue throught the briars, popping in and out. It looked like he had been there a couple of hours.

Anyway my friend and her daughter managed to get the foal out of the ditch while my son was holding onto the mare. It must have been adrenalin that gave them the strenght to get him out of the ditch as we has pretty heavy. He was pretty cold and shaken. After a visit from the Vet and the obligatory shot of antibiotics the mare and foal spent the night in my arena.

They were transferred to a field without ditches the next day. 

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Polly knows the Games
Monday, 23 June 2008

Have you ever met a horse that knows the Parelli Games or can just seem to read your mind? I have owned Polly (LBI) for 5 years but have only had her back a few months (after I made a mistake of selling her). I haven't directly done any of the Parelli Games with her. We have been too busy going out on hacks and just hanging out together, but I think she knows the games!!!

Now if you met Polly you would think she was a bit slow but that is a front. I am starting to discover that she is one of the most intelligent horses I know!!

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Squeeze Game - Harley
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Have started just started taking Harley out for short walks on his own. He is doing really well for a 2 year old...He is mostly a LBE but he exhibits a little RB behaviour when he is on his own
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Magpie in Bare boots
Sunday, 13 April 2008

We took Magpie and Polly out for a short hack yesterday for about an hour. Magpie was wearing the Bare Boots and she was fantastic. She was like a dressage horse!! She was so light on her feet and was lifting her front feet beautifully.

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Parelli 2008 UK
Wednesday, 02 April 2008
Parelli is back to the UK again this year. I went last year and it was a great weekend. It was too full days of information and entertainment. It wasn't just a show, it was information, information, information!! I found myself wiping away a tear and smiling both in equal doses many times during the two days. I was both elated and exhausted at the end of it. Tickets bought, flights and hotels booked for this year. Can't wait to go back again in August!!
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Polly is Home
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
My Polly is home!! I sold Polly to make room for Tommy but I was never really happy about selling her and missed her so much. The idea was to get a bigger horse and maybe do a few competitions. Expert friends had convinced me that I needed a bigger horse and my little horses would not suit.
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