That Hot Pink Squeeze Chute, Revisited

Earlier this year, I (re)ran a blog post entitled “A Hot Pink Squeeze Chute, and That Ain’t No Bull.” Much Facebook sharing ensued, leading many to wonder if such an implementation was real. By following Facebook comments, I found Tarter Farm and Ranch Supply, which led me to “Sadie’s Ride for a Cure Campaign” and…

The Promise of a Pink Grooming Kit, or How Girl Power Rules the Day

Sometime last year, a GoldieBlox video featuring three girls who’d had it up to here with princess make-believe and instead went about building their own Rube Goldberg machine took YouTube by storm. Three small girls went about using their everyday toys to build machines to open garage doors, twirl the baby, launch balls, all in…

Equine Vaccinations, or Determining What Shots Your Horse Really Needs to Have

Across the United States, veterinarians receive regular reports from various departments of livestock. According to the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) dated April 30, 2014, Montana had the third-highest confirmed case count of West Nile Virus in the United States. Equine herpes virus is a repeat offender in horse populations as well, also making the…

And a Grin Big Enough to Hold Your Hat Up

I laugh every time I see this photo, and it’s not because Champ here had to get into the kiddie wading pool for the photo. It’s that grin on Hutch’s face. I cannot tell if he is showing off the fact that all of his teeth have come in or he is using it to…

View from Up Top

Appreciating the view while riding a horse through the Pryor Mountains in southern Montana…

Finding the Good Stuff, or What Type of Hay to Feed Your Horse

A few months back, a friend asked for some help with some horses that she was taking care of while the owners were away. As we worked, I glanced over at the hay stacked up in one of the empty stalls. While there was plenty of hay, its make up was something I had not seen. It…