Nurse mare foals

Do horses remember each other? How will they react?

How much do horses remember each other? Will Presto and Justice pick up where they left off? Did they miss each other?  These were some of the questions I wanted to answer at the April Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. As a reminder, I adopted both Presto and Justice from Last Chance Corral when they were…

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Day 1: Bringing the nurse mare foals home

A quick blog, late at night, to update everyone on the foals… …as of 3:15 this afternoon we officially loaded up our nurse mare foals and headed home! Both foals came with names that Last Chance Corral had given them. The little draft cross on the left with the white mark on his face is…

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Presto: Getting ‘cast’ and eating grass

It’s me again.  Blogging is hard work. I always thought when mom sat in the barn on her computer that she was playing a game. I guess talking with you is kinda like a game. I need to think about that. Aurora, My spots are NOT like chicken pox. They are more like bird poop.…

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Presto’s blog & video: A long time ago

Its me again. I remembered that I forgot to tell you my ‘real’ name last week. It is ‘Press on Regardless”. My first mom…no second…or was it third? Anyway, she gave me that name. It is hard to remember that far back. They all fed me milk though… I like my shorter name better.  …

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My name is Presto ‘the horse who lived’

Hello,  My name is Presto and my mom says I need a job.  She’s not my real mom but thats not what I’m supposed to write about today. I’m supposed to write about who I am.  My name is Presto and I like to call myself ‘the horse who lived.’ Mom has an audio book…

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Justice and Presto featured in Western Horseman!

Check out page 16 of the January 2017 Western Horseman! That’s right! Justice and Presto are right there in full color! When I was first contacted about being interviewed for an article on nurse mare foals I was excited…and concerned. The topic of nurse mare foals is emotionally charged and the facts and opinions seem…

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Clipper training horses: techniques that work

How do you approach body clipping foals if they aren’t halter trained yet? With good technique.  The technique is the same one you should use with any horse (approach and retreat) but the application is different. Think about that sentence for a minute. The technique, the idea, the thought, the theory, is approach and retreat.…

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Orphaned foals: From Milk to Grain

This photo shows how I have spent much of my time since adopting Presto and Justice. There are three things to notice here: #1- my right hand is mixing the foal milk (click for video) #2-my left hand is putting away my cell phone (I was probably Snapchatting) #3-the dog is circling around hoping I spill…

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