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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.

January 2018, so far

The holidays are over and the first week of January has been frigid, below zero temperatures.  The first Saturday of the month was a high of 3F and the farrior was at the barn doing 7 of our horses.  As … Continue reading

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Pea Gravel

At one end of our pasture is a big shelter and water troughs.  The horses hang out around the shelter in between jaunts out to eat grass.  They go there when the weather is super rainy and they get fed … Continue reading

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Week of Oct 29 – Halloween and Laminitis

This week was the annual Halloween party.  I did not dress up.   I was not in the mood to put on tights or masks or feathers. It was raining, a little chilly.  We had some super heros and some zoo animals … Continue reading

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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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