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Horses are Heartbreaking

Horses are Heartbreaking

This is the post I didn’t want to have to write, but knew it was coming so therefore avoided my blog for a few weeks. In case you’re not down with all things equine (you lucky, lucky person you) let me be up front and say that the picture of the hoof shown in this post is not normal.  It’s so not normal, that the term diseased is the best way to describe it.  To continue the bad news, that’s…

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Feng Shui for the Horse

Feng Shui for the Horse

So I got Teaspoon’s biopsy results back at the end of last week.  I originally thought he had a rare auto-immune disease called coronary band disorder, but it turns out that it’s an even more rare disease – how lucky am I? The new diagnosis has a long title (and I’m waiting for the vet to email me the abstract), but is essentially a form of Vasculitis.  The tissue around his coronary band and his chestnuts have too many white blood…

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Coronary Band Dystrophy

Coronary Band Dystrophy

Unless you know a LOT about horses, the title of this blog post is going to be confusing.  Four days ago, I wouldn’t have a clue what that was.  Why do I know now?  Because I think my horse has this rare disease. I won’t bore you with details, unless you found this page looking for information.  Then I’ll give you a summary: Coronary Band Dystrophy is a rare auto-immune disorder that attacks the horse’s coronary band, chestnuts and ergots….

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Get back on the horse – not just a saying

Get back on the horse – not just a saying

I’ve been riding horses pretty much all my life.  I started when I was 10 with a once a week lesson, and was lucky enough to get my first horse when I was 14.  Since then, I’ve only taken a two year break (when we lived in MA mostly) from riding consistently and since Austin boasts lovely things like good jobs and a low cost of living – I feel extremely lucky to own a horse again. Even when I…

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Back into the world of boarding

Back into the world of boarding

I rode the spoon in the dark and scary round pit of death tonight. Yes, I’m being slightly dramatic but I’ve decided to dub it the D&SRPoD for the following reasons: At night, it’s really dark (see yesterday’s video, but the video camera picks up much less light than your eyes do so…)  One of the reasons I chose my current barn is because they have lights for night riding, and the round pen is well lit except for one…

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I hate sovereign bank, but I love my horse.

I hate sovereign bank, but I love my horse.

I hate Sovereign Bank.  Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.  It’s a long story why I hate them, and I’m too fuming with hatred to actually go into it.  So I’m just going to put keywords on my blog so that they might show up on google.  It’s a passive attack sure, but it’s going to make me feel better. Sovereign bank has horrible customer service. My Boston Terrier is not smart, but even she knows not to bank…

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