What is a Gymhkana (jimˈkänə)?

Gymkhana – a noun, formally defined as a field day held for equestrians, consisting of exhibitions of horsemanship and much pageantry.

Meet Phoebe: Introducing You to Our 707 Blogger!

Hello readers. My name is Phoebe and I live in Durango Colorado. Horses have been a mainstay in my life for 35 years. I currently have 7 equines in my care,  ranging in age from a three year old mustang to a 27 year old Icelandic Pony.

Why Horses are Great for Kids

Horses are gentle giants that can provide a number of positive qualities in a kid's life. From leadership skills to companionship, these are just a few reasons that horses are great for kids.

The Key Ingredient in D. Wayne Lukas’ Training Program

D. Wayne Lukas is one of the most successful horse trainers of all time, in a career spanning more than fifty years.  He climbed to the top of the Quarter Horse racing world, training 23 world champions. He then transitioned to thoroughbred racing where…

The Glory of Spring

Spring has sprung! That means different things for different folks. For southwest Colorado it means wind, and hoping for rain. It also means the miracle of daffodils and crocus. For eastern Colorado it means 70 degrees one day and a blizzard the next,…

Help for Nervous, High-Strung, or Muscle-Tight Horses

A horse that’s nervous, jumpy and easily distracted is hard to train, difficult to work with and dangerous to be around. While some horses are born nervous, others may suffer from deficiencies of thiamine or magnesium.

Get in the Groove and Move!

I had the vet out recently to take care of a serious wound on my 3 year old and to clean a swollen sheath on an old gelding. She has been on many colic calls recently and she attributed much of the colic to lack of movement. We got to chatting about how…

Support Youth Horse Organizations

Were you a horse crazy kid? If you had the horse bug and had a horse you were one of the lucky ones. I rode whatever horses I could find and remember that I would have ridden a cow if that was all I could find! I got my own horse when I was in 8th grade…

Lameness in Horses: Symptoms, Discovery and Recovery

Lameness is a very common cause of loss of use in horses. A lame horse is either unwilling or unable to stand or move normally. It can be caused by problems in a horse's bones, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, brain, circulation, or metabolism.…

A Horse Remembers

In recent years I have learned that horses remember their relatives and friends for long periods of time. Sometimes humans disregard these attachments and most horses change owners multiple times during their lives. They have developed strong…

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