Author Archives: BlogPatty

About BlogPatty

Here's the skinny: I have a thing for horses. They make sense to me. I have a small horse training business (it's a "boutique" training business, not because it's super fancy, but because the horses get a lot of personal attention). I also go by Dr. Wilber, and teach biology full-time at a Central New Mexico Community college.

The Start of Summer in the Middle of Spring

By Patty Wilber Thursday was my last day of in person classes for the Spring term at Central New Mexico Community College. All my face to face Microbiology classes have finals graded and grades posted! I have three more online … Continue reading

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Back Country Horsemen 101, 2022 Version

By Patty Wilber Back Country Horsemen 101 at the Stanley Cyclone Arena was my entertainment last Saturday! (Friday was judging high school rodeo cow horse with Jordyn!)

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Riding in the Wind

By Patty Wilber We had two days of strong winds this week–gusts up to 60 mph they said–but the sun was out and it was over 60F.

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Preparing an Older Horse for the Work Season

By Patty Wilber Cometa is 25 this year. This is him last summer, at 24.

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Bringing up Baby

By Patty Wilber My favorite volunteer activity is trail work with the Back Country Horseman, so it stands to reason that the future show ring cow horse ranch horse, Gette (who is one year old), is also expected to become … Continue reading

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Ride the Pattern: Ranch Trail

By Patty Wilber I have always liked the horse show class “trail”.  I like helping horses learn to navigate gates, bridges, and poles at all three gaits.  I like backing Ls and Hs and Zs.   I like tight transitions and … Continue reading

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Spring Shedding Memes

By Patty Wilber The onset of springtime is always “fun” as the horses start losing their winter coats and we become inundated with hair.  My favorite is when hair on my gloves ends up stuck on my chap-sticked lips when … Continue reading

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Gette’s First Beer Run

By Patty Wilber Last Friday, Deets went home for the weekend, and Gette came home for the weekend. What fun to have her here! On Sunday, before she went back to Christy’s, we took her for a beer run.

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An Afternoon at the Barn

By Patty Wilber After a night of snow, the sun was out and the wind was calm, so the horses took the opportunity to snooze it up in the afternoon (35F).

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Smashing…success?

By Patty Wilber Last weekend was the first New Mexico Buckskin Horse Association all breed training show of the year!  (The next one is March 6th). Of course I wanted to go and take a few horses, but the 2004 … Continue reading

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