Trailer Loading 101

Today Dori went for a trailer ride for the only second time since I bought her. The first time she got in the trailer pretty good, but getting out of the trailer was a challenge. Today, she was loaded into the trailer so that I could haul her to a friend's arena to ride and get back to business.
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2015 Goals for SL Barrel Horses

I have been told that goals are dreams written down and that you are more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down put them somewhere where you will see them everyday. I am going to set some deadlines for goals this year and I am going to really make my dream come true! Tomorrow is January 1, 2015! It is the first page in a 365 day book!
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Abscesses

Knowing the history of this horse, she has an abscess putting pressure on her heel causing her to stand on her tippy-toe. It’s that time of year again. The winter months are upon us and tend to bring wet, cold weather, which in turn bring muddy and then frozen ground. As a result our horses can suffer from the constant change in ground conditions leading to a greater risk of the nasty thing we refer to as abscesses. There are several ways to pinpoint and treat an abscess. The first requires calling your farrier to see if he/she can locate the
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Rainy Days

We had a barrel race scheduled for today, but due to some rain that left the arena's footing unsafe, it was canceled. So what should I do when the rain is coming down and Mother Nature is not allowing me to ride?
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