So, I’ve been on a young horse training kick out at the barn so I’m drafting a post about my (non-professional) take on training green horses. I’ve been working with some friends who retrain recently retired off the track thoroughbreds (and a handful of ponies). So I’m getting some more hands on experience with the […]
As an offering for not being able to write much lately I bring you a smattering of equine photography.
I’m sorry for going dark for awhile. Things got a little hectic around here. I’m finishing up my thesis and riding as much as possible (to stay sane for my thesis). I really enjoy writing for this blog, compared to the deeply technical writing required for my thesis this writing feels easy. It just flows […]
Breeding * Care * Facilities This book is the one-stop shop for horse management information. It covers feeding, fencing, pasture, first aid, barns, handling (adults and foals), genetics, basic medical care, and all sorts of details about breeding.
The Minnesota Horse Expo was held a few months ago. At it we had a “colt starting seminar”. Although I’m always skeptical of performances where a horse is started in an hour I attended and was pleasantly surprised.
Do we want to learn more about breeding? I have several books on breeding and broodmare/stud management? What about handling stallions in general? There is the book on equipment for a horse farm. Not exciting, but useful. Or Storey’s guide to raising horses. I’ve started reading that one. It’s good so far! […]
Spank the Bank is a business finance book about alternative financing options. But it is also an excellent primer on business finance for the uninitiated and does explain banking financing options in addition to the alternative sources. And pro-tip. Don’t google “spank the bank” without quotes. You’ll get a lot of “spank bank” suggestions. Ie. naughty photos. Whoops. Not […]
I’m almost done reading Spank the Bank and should have a post up in the next few days! Interesting read! I’ve also been riding a lot lately. Getting my old gelding back into regular work after weight loss (long story). Yesterday I asked him to carry himself like the 1st level dressage horse he […]
This is the only book I’ve come across that discusses a business plan for a horse business. Key topics of value touched on in this book: Researching and writing a business plan for horses The importance of a lawyer The dangers of borrowing too much The pitfalls of construction contracts Tips for dealing with boarders What they’d […]
This is an overview book that is packed with ideas about how to capitalize your horse business and in contrast to the “what it really takes” book reviewed previously, it covers a lot more than just a boarding barn. I recently purchased the second edition of this book, without realizing that I already owned the […]