Category Archives: The Write Horse

Getting to the Appaloosa Nationals

By Patty Wilber Last Saturday we were driving out of the Pecos after Gette’s first packing job with Back Country Horsemen.  We packed supplies for a trail crew working on Cave Creek.

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Finn goes to the Mountains

By Patty Wilber Every once in a while I get a horse that can handle the backcountry almost right away.  Finn is one of those horses.

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The Lp Gene in Gette, 2024

By Patty Wilber The Lp gene occurs in Appaloosa horses as well as a number of other breeds.  Lp stands for “leopard”, which is a horse that is white all over, with spots. The name of the Lp gene is … Continue reading

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Gette’s First Work Project

By Patty Wilber Gette is three this year and she was ponied over a lot of country as a yearling and ridden on our steep and rocky trails and with friends on local trails as a two-year-old, but this was … Continue reading

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What kind of pants to ride in?

By Patty Wilber I have ridden in MWZ Wrangler slim fit jeans for the last eon.  They are kind of old school (and not as cool retro as the return of bell bottoms) but they fit me well.  Also, they … Continue reading

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Christy Rocks the Heritage Class for Appaloosas

By Patty Wilber My friend Christy just wowed the Mountains and Plains Appaloosa show with her innovative and amazing Heritage Class entry.

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Trail Clearing

By Patty Wilber One of the things I love doing withour horses is trail clearing and packing with the Back Country Horsemen.  This requires agreements with the Forest Service and some training, so on Wednesday, four members of the Pecos … Continue reading

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Camping at Fort Stanton

By Patty Wilber Me and three friends went horse camping at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area April 23-25. I haven’t been there since…a long time! I am here to tell you it is a fine place for horse … Continue reading

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All Breed Horse Show Association (ABHSA) Walk-Trot Kids Clinic

By Patty Wilber Last weekend I had the privilege (and daunting task) of running a horse clinic from 9 am to 3 pm for walk/trot kids ranging in age from 5 to 12. Originally there were nine signed up, but … Continue reading

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Horses Drinking

By Patty Wilber I was watching Lola and Trigger drink, and the both of them were sticking their faces so deep into the water that their nostrils were completely submerged.  Lola was in almost to her eyes!  I thought, “That … Continue reading

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