Monthly Archives: May 2013

Feeding for Misbehavior

“Feeding for Temperament” was an article in the last issue of The Partnered Pony™ Inquirer.  So when I saw an article this morning in Equus magazine on the same topic, it caught my attention.  While my article was about feed … Continue reading

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Hay Stack Helpers

I implemented all my usual distraction techniques.  I planned the event to coincide with a feeding;  I especially planned it to be during the first feeding of the day, and I put the first hay of the day as far … Continue reading

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Pondering Chariot Harness

My desk is piled high at the moment with books about harness. I suppose it’s no surprise, then, that an article that came to my attention this week about the excavation of an ancient chariot would have me focusing in … Continue reading

Posted in Partnered Pony (TM), Work Ponies

New Foaling Predictor

In the April 2013 issue of Equus magazine, a new, simple, and inexpensive foaling prediction technique was described. Researchers in Japan discovered that measuring the pH of the mare’s milk was a reliable predictor both of foaling not being imminent … Continue reading

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Test Successful But Not Necessarily for the Breed

A news item about the status of the FIS carrier test caused a flurry of communication last week. When I first read the news article, it didn’t sit well, but it wasn’t until I read Carole Morland’s post on Facebook … Continue reading

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