Tag Archives: horses
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.
By Patty Wilber A while back, I sent a horse home with lethargy, a snotty nose, and swollen lymph nodes. Some of those nodes eventually burst and drained (gross), and that is typical of the disease, strangles. Strangles killed the … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber One of the fun things about horse training, in addition to working with horses in training, is teaching the riders ways to best help their mounts. This past weekend, I got to coach Faith at the NM … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber Well, after recalling that Penny was out in the mountains as a two year old, I figured Gette might as well start her group riding mountain career as a two year old, as well. Three big things … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber Penny is 16 this year. She did her first Back County Horseman trip when she was two. She was ponied part of the time and ridden part of the time! That means she has been been a … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber The Land of the Two Year Olds is actually not a very good title, because one two year old went home to recover from a respiratory thing, and another horse I want to talk about is five…but … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber The plan was to meet at Jack’s Creek at 9 am on 7/26 so members of the Pecos Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen could pack an ACE (American Conservation Experience) crew in about nine miles to … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber One of the things that many horse trainers do is facilitate the sale of horses. While I have sold some horses, this has never been a big strength of mine, so when it became clear Judith needed … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber Lucy (Qwhizenart, bred by Connie Hunter) has been a fabulous horse to own and train, and Heidi has been a really good student, so I made a deal with Heidi. She could borrow Lucy (she is officially … Continue reading
By Patty Wilber Last weekend was the first show for Colleen and Luna, and for Beauty. Beauty and Luna both prefer a predictable routine, so we knew going to the show would not be a simple day for them.