All natural horse care in the west of Ireland

Fertilizer Poisioning
Tuesday, 29 June 2010

May 2010

What happened was the fields where my horses graze was fertilized by the farmer who owns the land. I dont like fertilizing the land for the horses but the farmer insisted that it so after a lot of discussion he put fertilizer on very lightly. Only half a ton over 5 acres.

Well I was away in UK in May and my husband called to say that he was asked to move the horses into the pasture which had only been fertlilized 10 days before. I was not happy about this but was assured by the owner that it would be OK as we had had some rain.

I had read somewhere that you should not put horses out on fertilized land until you had seen at least 1inch of rain. We had not seen anywhere near an inch of rain by this time.

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Back to Basics
Sunday, 25 April 2010
We have been doing a bit of work with Harley the last couple of weeks and he has been progressing really well. So well in fact that we have started taking him out on short hacks in the company of his mum.
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How did the Modern Horse Originate?
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Many millions of years ago a fox-like animal roamed across the plains of what is now the American continent. At that time the continents were not even divided as they are today.
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One Rein Riding
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Single rein riding is the step that riders and horses should learn before being ridden on two reins. It is not a replacement for riding on two reins, it is just an intermediate step that most people tend to skip.

If you already ride on two reins, then you just need to go back and see what single rein riding can give you that you might be missing.

You will learn what it feels like to ride on a release and to ride a horse that is relaxed and soft.I think that once you have ridden on a single rein, you will never ride on two reins quite the same way again. And this is a good thing.

There is a difference in how you connect to your horse that you cant get if you never take that step of going to one rein for a while.

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More Dozing Horses
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Bit more from last Sunday afternoon. For a finale, Polly lets out a huge snore!
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Polly the Plough Horse
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Well Thursday again and we headed off for our twice weekly bareback ride this morning. Brought the three horses up, quick feed (only a handful) and put on their fly masks. The flies were horrendous this morning and one of Polly's eyes was a little swollen.
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