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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 [...]

Horse Rescue Story – A Skinny Appaloosa

Horse Rescue Story – A Skinny Appaloosa

A Skinny Appaloosa: A Horse Rescue Story Written by Jan Hoadley A search for a horse brought a phone call about a “skinny appaloosa” who needed a home. She was in a pen with two dominant Arabians and if she didn’t finish her food before they did, or if it was too close to them, [...]

Horse Rescue Story – 600 pounds at 16 Hands

Horse Rescue Story – 600 pounds at 16 Hands

600 pounds at 16 Hands – Horse Rescue of Joe Written By: Kate Manning This is an accolade to two horse lovers from Florida – Gaetan and Michele – who over the past 20 years have taken on and cared for many horses after they were abandoned at their former boarding stable – turned rescue [...]

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story Written by Alisa Atkinson The story of Sammy really begins eight years ago with the story of her mama Misty.  I bought Misty from a lady I met through a friend, a woman who owned many horses but for some reason was reluctant to let Misty go.  After an [...]

Interview with Mark Rashid

Interview with Mark Rashid

Written by: Mary Knetter When you think of martial arts, the image of a man dressed in chaps, boots and a cowboy hat doesn’t exactly come to mind. But Mark Rashid isn’t your typical martial artist. He’s a horse trainer and student of aikido who, with a unique combination of patience and insight, teaches riders [...]

“Hank”

By Chenay Jordan-McDowell “We kept him until he died…and sat with him during the long last minutes when a horse comes closest to seeming human.” C.J. Mullen “I’m leaving you with this syringe of painkillers in case you need it,” Dr. Simon told Missy and Philip Jackson after hours of trying to stop the burning, unstoppable [...]

Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead

Written by: Michele Davis I own a horse that can do miracles. In fact, he can perform the most amazing miracle I can possibly imagine. We were about to leave for a vacation and we really needed a place for our horses. We had wanted a neighbor to come over and feed them, but it [...]

Shoeing Horses with Portor Green – World Class Farrier

Shoeing Horses with Portor Green – World Class Farrier

Written by: Chenay Jordan Over the years, I have learned that probably the single most important person to have in your Rolodex of horse people is your farrier. I have also learned that the single most important aspect of owning horses is to be highly educated about horse shoeing. Unfortunately, learning this has taken my [...]

An Interview with Al Dunning – Great American Horseman

Interviewed and Written by Chenay Jordan: “There is so much beauty in horses,” Al Dunning says and his new book The Ultimate Level of Horsemanship- Training Through Inspiration conveys just that. Drawing from a lifetime of personal experience, Dunning teamed up with writer Tammy LeRoy and acclaimed photographer Robert Dawson to bring readers into the [...]