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CAIR panels that bounce

I get a lot of inquiries about why a customer’s Bates or Wintec saddle seems to bounce a bit or leans them in the wrong direction. As a saddle fitter and conformation analyst, I love what the CAIR panels do … Continue reading

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Captain Courageous first chapter!

Here’s a taste of what’s going to happen in book two of the Marla Mesconti Mysteries! If you haven’t bought the first one (Ritzforg 127) don’t miss out! They are available on amazon.com, bn.com, kobe.com and many other fine e-version … Continue reading

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“Denier” the new catch-phrase in buying a blanket for your horse

“What denier is it?” The most common question now asked of tack shops, online sellers and e-bayers alike. Horse blankets are made of many fabrics but the strongest is nylon. Nylon comes in many different thicknesses, styles and weaves but … Continue reading

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Ritzforg 127

I’ve spent a lifetime working with the written word in the form of zillions of articles on horses, my favorite subject, and oodles of kid’s stories. I’ve finally had the opportunity to turn my pen to the full-length fiction that … Continue reading

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Fly Sprays for Horses, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

  People often ask me, “What is the best fly spray?” That is not an easy question but if you ask 50 people, you’ll get 50 different answers! Let’s see if I can demystify the question some. To start with … Continue reading

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How many classes should you go in at a horse show?

Why is it that when people circle 20 classes they qualify to go in on the horse show prize list, they can’t seem to whittle it down to 4-5? Just because you CAN go in all those classes, doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Unstupify the stock halter horse!

I just finished watching two different shows at two different geographical locations and I am completely amazed at the “dumbing-up” of the American stock horses (QH, Appys and Paints). When did they forget how to place their feet by themselves? … Continue reading

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Changing feeds

There’s no doubt that a horse’s feeding program needs to be revisited once or twice a year or if you see signs of change that may be feed related. Doing your homework first makes change fairly simple. My biggest gripe … Continue reading

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Horse bedding 101

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Carbs in a horse’s diet

Low carb diets in humans have been a busy industry for a few years now and some people have benefitted from the weight loss. It makes you wonder why someone would feed a working horse a low-carb diet (because they … Continue reading

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