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Assembling an Equine Emergency Kit, for the Unexpected Horse Injury

  Horse owners in general are prepared for a variety of issues, yet sometimes they forget to think about the little medical emergencies that crop up without warning. To this end, it is imperative that your stable gear includes a well [...]
Mulassier Drafts

Little Known Breeds Series: Mulassier Drafts

Follow us on twitter @picksdog   Bon Jour! My name is Mickaël. I am a member of a very special and rare breed called Mulassier. That’s a French word that means “mule-breeder”. I am a draft horse from…well….France. Even [...]
Aegidienberger

Little Known Breeds Series: Aegidienberger

Hello! My name is Alaric. I am part of a German horse breed called an Aegidienberger. I am fairly short and hence, easy to ride. Though most of us in this breed are about 13 hands tall, there are a few that grow up to reach 15 hands!  My neck [...]

Benefits of Toys for Horses. Stress relief?

Follow us on twitter @picksdog Stress can cause a variety of aggressive and fearful responses in animals. Think about zoo animals or “pets” that are captured in the wild and then confined to a courtyard or cage. Even domesticated [...]
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Grandpa, Our 30 year old Rescued Mule

Follow us on twitter @picksdog Grandpa the 30 year old Rescued Mule / www.rockyacreshorserescue.org   When “Grandpa” arrived here, at the Rescue, I wondered what we would have in store, taking in a Senior Rescue at the ripe [...]
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“Ranger” – Amazing Rescue Horse

Follow us @picksdog Ranger This horse has more personality than any horse I have ever known,every day I am amazed by the things he does!  I want to tell you a story about this horse… We also board here, at Rocky Acres.  One of our [...]
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A Rescue Story

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog When I was asked to write a story about one of our rescues,  many horses and their stories went through my mind.  All rescue horses have a story to tell.  I always like to tell the story that no one hears [...]
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The Rescue Horse

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog I was took away from my mother and moved to another place I did not know.  I was scared and lonely. The humans who took me showed me lots of love and attention. I learned the joy of riding with my best friend.   One [...]
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A Child’s Safe Start to Horseback Riding (Part 2)

Follow us on twitter @picksdog   A reputable instructor will require that your child wear a protective helmet from the very first lesson. Ask if the instructor has helmets that students can borrow for their early lessons. Once you know [...]
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A Child’s Safe Start to Horseback Riding (Part 1)

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog   Make sure your child gets a safe introduction to horses; here is how. The way, in which, your child is introduced to ponies and riding may remain an influence, well into his or her adult life. A safe, fun [...]