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Draft Horses

Draft Horses

Draft Horse Breeds All draft horse breeds carry traits that are desirable to most people. These traits include perseverance, power and a mild disposition, all of which have made them very important to farmers since the pre-industrial age. Draft horse breeds these days are being employed for a wide variety of reasons such as farming, [...]

Maureen Bordelon

Maureen Bordelon

Maureen lives in rural Texas with her six horses, and five dogs. An avid horsewoman of over thirty years, she enjoys both English and Western riding disciplines. While having successfully trained her beloved, but recalcitrant mare to First Level in Dressage, Maureen has furthered her horse education by developing an interest in Reining. She sees [...]

Passing Gas

Passing Gas

Written by: Maureen Bordelon Having owned many horses during my lifetime, there is but one that I still think of frequently, but not necessarily fondly. Charlie was an unregistered Quarter Horse gelding with a very sweet disposition. When I bought him, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why he sold so cheaply. [...]

Patrick Corcoran Sr.

Patrick Corcoran Sr.

Patrick Corcoran Sr. worked for the Baltimore, Maryland and Newark, Delaware City Police Departments for a total of 25 years. He retired to devote more time to his hobby of riding and training horses and competing in amateur rodeos. After retiring Patrick owned and operated a horse/ cattle farm in Northern Kentucky. It was in [...]

Dog and Pony Show

Dog and Pony Show

Written by: Patrick Corcoran If you look at the list of great animal trainers you’ll find my name. It’s all the way down in the right lower corner. At least it is in a book at my local library where I wrote it. That reminds me my year of being banned from there is almost [...]

Parasite Prevention in Horses

Parasite Prevention in Horses

Stable and Paddock Management Stables are a main source of horse parasites. This is why it is an absolute must to clean stables and paddocks on a daily basis. The stables as well as the surrounding area should be kept free from moisture, mud and manure. Pasture Management Horses naturally do not eat grass with [...]

CJ Wheeler

CJ Wheeler

CJ Wheeler is a professional equine photographer that loves horses, dogs, and taking photos. She and her husband Rick live on the RR Ranch which backs up to The Cleveland National Forest, 60,000 acres of open land where she has blazed many trails on her horse Tango. When she is not riding or taking photos [...]

Cowhorse Ranch – The Escape You’re Longing For

Cowhorse Ranch – The Escape You’re Longing For

By – CJ Wheeler Editor- Chenay Jordan-McDowell Photographer – CJ Wheeler Located off the dirt Rancho Ballena Road, in Ramona, California (near San Diego), the Cowhorse Ranch sits in a lush green valley between two majestic mountains. To get there, you will have to drive through the quaint downtown of Ramona, and then follow a [...]