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Your Horse Barn - DVD
How To Think
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Horsekeeping On A Small Acreage
How to Think Like A Horse by Cherry Hill
Horse For Sale by Cherry Hill

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    2006 Cherry Hill


and so is this Newsletter!

    So that I can fit more information into each newsletter yet keep the size trimmed down, I have started a new format.  I'll start each topic in the newsletter and then send you to a web page to find the balance of the information, the photos, or the rest of the article. 


Teton New Media releases Cherry Hill Horsekeeping and Training CD-ROMs

Sherlock Matures - Conformation at Weaning

Ice Breaking Buddy

Clothing for Winter Riding

To Blanket or Not to Blanket

Updated Links Page

More Puzzles !!

Recent Articles


Teton New Media Releases Cherry Hill Horsekeeping and Training CD-ROMs

    Since I know you are all not only computer literate but ravenous for equine information, you'll be excited to know that many of my popular books are now available on CD-ROM.  Teton New Media has produced 3 CD-ROM libraries for you to choose from:

The Rider Library with Becoming an Effective Rider, 101 Arena Exercises, and Horse Handling and Grooming.

The Horse Care Library with Horse Health Care, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, and Maximum Hoof Power.

The Master Library with all the books in the Rider and Horse Care Libraries plus Horseowner's Guide to Lameness, Your Pony, Your Horse, Horse for Sale, 101 Longeing and Long Lining Exercises, Longeing and Long Lining the English and Western Horse, and 101 Horsemanship and Equitation Patterns.

Not only does each CD contain all of the text, photos, and drawings from each book listed, but animated exercise patterns, instructional videos, a great search tool and a free horse anatomy book.


Sherlock Matures - Conformation at Weaning

    Sherlock is turning into a handsome young horse.  In the accompanying photos, you can see that at four months of age, in September, he showed lots of style and poise.  Little did he know that days after these photos were taken he would be weaned and then gelded.  Stay tuned to hear about these milestones in a young horse's life.


Ice Breaking Buddy

    During the winter, it is crucial that you pay special attention to your horse's water requirements.  Horses drink from 5-15 gallons of water per day and their needs don't diminish in the winter.  However, the cold weather and icy water can make drinking less than pleasant.  Try to make drinking easy and inviting for your horse.  Don't make him paw or gnaw the ice to get a drink.  Keep water tubs, troughs, and barrels and your creeks and ponds open by breaking the ice AT LEAST twice a day.  Over the years, I've used axes, rocks, sledge hammers, and my boots to accomplish this task but now I have a super ice breaking tool designed and made by my talented husband, Richard Klimesh. 


Clothing for Winter Riding

The biggest challenge for a rider in winter is staying warm. To learn some tested tips that can help make your winter riding more comfortable and enjoyable, read the article at


To Blanket or Not to Blanket

Even though a horse may be "turned out" for the winter because he is not in active work, he needs protection from wind, moisture and cold. Whether you blanket your horse or not depends on many factors including his condition, his activity level, his hair coat, his level of nutrition, and the protection offered by your facilities.  To learn if au natural or blanketing is the best option for your horse, read the article at


Updated Links Page

I've recently updated and reorganized my links page and invite you to take a look!


Recent Articles


Read about Cherry Hill's riding and writing career over the last 25 years in the article "Words of Wisdom" beginning on page 38 in the January 2001 issue of "Horse Illustrated" magazine.


To read the transcript of a live chat with Richard Klimesh about winter shoeing, log on to


"Leather Care"
February 2001, Horse & Rider

"Shape Up Before You Mount Up", Part One and Two
December 2000, January 2001 Western Horseman

"Winter Shoeing", p.60
December 2000, Horse & Rider

"Give Him a Peel" (Ergot Removal), p. 35
Winning Ways, "Ride Forward with Finesse" Horsemanship Pattern, p. 46
"Trailer Shopping Made Easy", p. 68
November 2000, Horse & Rider

That's it for this month.  Stay warm.  Take good care of your horses and use the cold winter days to learn more about our passion - horses!

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."
-Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Keep your mind in the middle and a leg on each side.

Cherry Hill


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