Entries by natashacorday

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Icelandic Horse Adventure

Traveling for Horses Riding horses is my passion!  Consequently, this means travel is centered around whether I can ride horses when I get there or not!  Recently, on a trip to Iceland, I had the thrill of riding a horse that looks like an adorable, life-sized plush toy! I highly recommend if you ever find […]

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Special Equestrians – Guinness The Rescue Pony

Guinness The Rescue Pony Special Equestrians has written and published their very own special book about two of the dedicated therapy/program horses, Guinness and Lacey.  This book was written by Julia Haring and beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Kauffman.  One of Florida Gulf Coast University’s  senior classes was instrumental in helping write this heart warming story. The book […]

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Summer Sore Treatment

Recipe For Disaster What do you get when you combine lush summer grass in Florida, a pudgy mini horse, and steroids?…laminitis. My miniature horse Guinness had a scary bout of laminitis recently after being on the steroid Dexamethasone for a week to treat a summer sore. Guinness has always been healthy and never caused any […]

Dressage Horse Show Etiquette

COMPETING FROM THE SCRIBE’S POINT OF VIEW – Dressage Horse Show Etiquette Reprinted with permission, written by Martha Koehnlein and Caryl Faso Caryl and I have both been scribing for many years. After every show, we usually talk about mistakes that riders make, many times the same ones over and over again. So we decided to […]

Camping With Your Horse

Going on a camping trip with your horse is a must-do for all adventurous horse lovers. Over the Easter holiday I went to Alafia River State Park with a group of friends. Throughout our four day stay, we managed to get in six rides. All were amazing with lots of cantering through the rolling Florida […]

A Miniature Horse at the Bar?

With hooves polished, a fresh bath, tail and coat brushed, and gold glitter sprinkled in his mane for some added sparkle, my miniature horse, Guinness, was ready for his night out on the town at the 2017  Taste of Love fundraiser for Special Equestrians, Inc. http://www.specialequestrians.net/.  This annual fundraiser is a food and wine pairing, […]

Living with Flies and Mosquitos

Duchess Natural Insect Repellent Flies! Evil, evil, flies!!!  As I sit in my chair and write this post, I can hear the sound of my horses stomping their feet in their stalls.  I do everything I can to minimize the number of flies around the ranch, but they still are present.  Argh!!! What I have learned in my […]