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The NMApHC Rope Clinic

By Patty Wilber Last weekend (2-17-24) The NMApHC put on a clinic to help folks improve their rope-handling skills for ranch horse classes. The rope magician clinicians were Ryan Erikson and Shawn Carrell. Kathryn Erikson ran the “How to Manage … Continue reading

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The Running Martingale

By Patty Wilber Three weeks ago, I discussed the German martingale.  This week’s topic is the running martingale, which I actually wrote about once already, calling it a training fork, but that was in 2018…so I guess I can repeat … Continue reading

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New Mexico Buckskin Horse Association Training Show Part I

By Patty Wilber Last year I made it through the first NMBHA training show, but I was exhausted and took two or three days to recover!  This year, though I am still getting immunotherapy shots every three weeks, I showed … Continue reading

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Tennessee!

By Patty Wilber Tennessee was a good adventure! We have been to Knoxville twice and based on this sample size of two, the weather is always bitter cold there.  Last year we went during the great Christmas Freeze when the … Continue reading

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25F and Sunny…

By Patty Wilber I don’t mind riding in the winter all that much, but my lower-end criteria tends to be 25F and sunny. Sunny makes a huge difference. Last week it started snowing and blowing and being overcast and cold. … Continue reading

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Riding in San Lorenzo Canyon, NM

By Patty Wilber Jim and I decided to take Penny and Cometa to San Lorenzo Canyon on New Year’s Eve to do a little riding and rockhounding from horseback.  Penny had not been ridden since our hunt in October because … Continue reading

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2023 in Review!

By Patty Wilber I started a blog on my own in 2010, but was frustrated that I didn’t seem to be gaining many readers, and that is when Doranna offered me a spot on her site. She said I would … Continue reading

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Camp Kingsbury, 2023, or I Got an Elk

By Patty Wilber I finally drew an elk tag for Unit 52, up near the Colorado border, and I am proud to say, I managed to fill it, in the last minutes of the last day I was planning to … Continue reading

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I think that was my last show of 2023!

By Patty Wilber Last weekend, the New Mexico Buckskin Horse Association and the New Mexico Appaloosa Horse Club sponsored the Fall Finale, which was the last official show of 2023 for both clubs. I was planning on one more show … Continue reading

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The Fall Shed

By Patty Wilber We are probably all familiar with horses shedding in the spring.  Equines also undergo a shed in the fall to allow the growth of their winter coats.

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