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Those of you that have a website know that developing and maintaining a website
takes a lot of time and work. And that's when things go smoothly.
For the last year, we've had some snafus with our dial up service (including the
recent change that does not allow us to mail out the Horsekeeping newsletter)
so we recently changed ISPs from webaccess.net to ATT. Then our domain host
(also webaccess.net) made some major technical errors which resulted in our domain
being down and our horsekeeping e-mail program not working.
running Long Tail Ranch, we've been forced to spend a great deal of time this
month gettting things shifted over related to e-mail and now we are looking for
a new domain host for our site. So that is why this newsletter is late,
short and sweet.
by next month, we will be settled with a new domain host and things will run smoothly
so we can spend more time providing you with information on the care and training
of your horse.
National Farriers Week
8-14 has been designated National Farriers Week by the American
Farriers Journal. Like everyone else, our farriers deserve a pat on the
back in appreciation and recognition of their dedication, hard work, and expertise.
Farriers play a very important, regular role in the health and well-being of our
horses. If you have ever trimmed the hooves of just one horse, you know
it is hard work.
Many farriers invest much time
and money to improve their education in equine anatomy, therapeutic shoeing, and
continually hone their skills in forging specialized shoes and working closely
with owners and veterinarians to provide horses with Maximum Hoof Power.
National Farriers Week is a time to acknowledge your
farrier. You can show your appreciation many different ways, such as with
a card, a small gift, a tip, or a batch of your farrier's favorite cookies.
I've been fortunate to have the same excellent farrier for over 25 years.....all
right, so Richard Klimesh also happens to be my husband! Well, this year,
I commemorated my appreciation for his dedication and fine work by making him
a diorama of a farrier at work in a barn, complete with tiny anvil and tools,
quench bucket, hose, hay bales, midget working thermometer (showing the 100 degree
temps we've had here lately!), along with the requisite farrier fuel of Coke and
snacks. On the barn wall in the diorama is a mural of my 7 horses who benefit
from Richard's premium hoof care services. I'll admit, making the diorama
was such fun that in some ways, it was more of a "gift" for me!
I really did have a blast working with the miniatures. But Richard really
thought it was cool too and it has a special place in his office now. I
also told Richard I'd cook him anything (NO EXCEPTIONS) that he wanted to eat
for one week, even if it was BBQ ribs or buffalo burgers every day! Plus
I'd make a week of any dessert he wanted. Now that is a gift near and dear
to any farrier's heart! He's given me the list and I see that I'll be spending
the week grilling and making peach cobblers!
Really, the best way you can say thanks to your farrier is to
have well mannered horses, provide a good place to work, keep your appointments
and pay your bills on time. To read more about maintaining a good relationship
with your farrier, read Working
with Your Farrier and all the other hoof care articles on the Horse Information
Roundup. You can become thoroughly educated in the areas of hoof care and
movement by reading Maximum
If you haven't evaluated your deworming program lately, I suggest you do it.
Make a schedule and stick to it. Take into consideration the arrival of
the seasons in the area that you live when it comes to strategically planning
when to use a boticide such as ivermectin. Don't forget to use the double-dose
Strongid paste (pyrantel pamoate) in your rotation program to rid your horse of
tapeworms. Although not a huge problem with horses, there are increasingly
greater numbers of tapeworm cases being reported. You can read all about
developing an effective deworming program in my article "Dewormers".
That's it for this month. Remember to take the time to
enjoy your horse. After all, that's the reason most of us got into horses
in the first place!
your mind in the middle and a leg on each side.
- " A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."
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