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About learningtolovehorses

Stumbling into the horse world about six years ago - what I've learned and continue to learn from horses could fill a blog. I live an hour and a half north of Chicago and my oldest daughter and I pasture- board five horses on a nearby farm.

Misty and her Club Hoof – Sept 2017

This is Misty.  She’s a 13 year old Thoroughbred we started taking care of when her owner moved to Michigan.  She has a club foot and as a result gets horrible cracks running vertically down both front hooves from her … Continue reading

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It’s Summer 2017

The grass is growing like crazy and so are the weeds.  Our horses are pasture boarded on about 30 acres of land.  Sometimes it gets mowed, but it’s hard to keep up. I waffle back and forth as to whether … Continue reading

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Grazing Muzzles

For the most part, I hate grazing muzzles.  I feel horrible putting them on the horse.  The horses hate them and I feel guilty.  But. . .our horses live on about 30 or 40 acres of grass. It only goes … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar – I use it for everything.  On myself and for my horses. For the photo above I am in the process of rubbing apple cidar vinegar on this horse’s stomach.  She has this scaly, rainrotty-feeling spot there with … Continue reading

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Leaving

I always hate it when a horse gets moved from one happy home to another home. Horses are so connected to each other and even though they’ve never met before a herd of horses becomes family very quickly. I know there … Continue reading

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Drinking

Summer is the season for cleaning water troughs. When it was really hot, we froze a bunch of cut up apples and put them in the trough for the horses to bob for. It wasn’t easy for them to get. … Continue reading

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A Little Riding

I rarely ride.  I’m a beginner in any arena, but since I had an extra day off on the July 4th weekend, my daughter and her boyfriend decided to ride, so I went along.     I really did ride, … Continue reading

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