Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hay Certification Exam


Hay Sampling Certification Exam

This is a fun and interactive way to learn about hay, forages and quality.





Click HERE to take the test and learn how to become certified.

I learned about this from Sandra Mayernik check out Central Oregon Trail Course the best resource for horses, information, clinics, classifieds and more.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Stills

Because I STILL don't have a camera (blasted budget anyway) I can meet this challenge from my archive.

This picture I snapped on a whim of my boy, I love the content and the look on his face, it was completely un-staged and one of my favorites.



These 2 pics have to go as a pair, again it was happenstance, this cat is very special to me and he is a complete clown, I think he was a small dog in a previous life, he is not a cat at all but a dog trapped in a cats body. That day he was loafing under the feed pan on a balmy spring day, he stayed there about 2 hours, perfectly content to watch me work horses.

Friday, January 8, 2010

A practical and timely article.

A timely and important article. I love horses and I'm also a realist when it comes to management, expenses, usability, productivity and balancing the natural resources of our country.

Audubon Magazine

Are "holding facilities" aka feedlots really the best solution for tens of thousands of horses????


Image from the Burns Oregon Corrals,




Image from the Fallon NV, holding facility, one of 6 feeding alleys.




For one solution visit the Nevada Prison sale of saddle broke horses gathered off the Nevada rangeland.

Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saddle Horse Adoption

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hope Reins Guest Ranch




Hope Reins Ranch is the vision of Jenny Chesley, a therapeutic riding instructor who’s dedicated her life to teaching and helping children and adults with special needs.

At Hope Reins Ranch, families of children with autism and other special needs will experience the beauty and peace of nature along with the adventure of the Wild West. From horseback lessons and trail rides with North American Riding for the Handicapped Association-certified instructors to hiking, fishing and swimming, Hope Reins Ranch will offer a little of everything outdoors for everyone in the family.

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