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posted by on Barn tales, OTTB

I went to the Mid Atlantic Thoroughbred auction the other day. I had never been and it was amazing! It was all you would expect from an auction where horses were going for the tens of thousand dollars. It had the podium where the auctioneers were doing there thing, the stage where the handlers would […]

The days of winter


posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, OTTB

Stuff has been happening even things besides me bitching about the cold a tradition with me as soon as it gets below 40 on a regular basis. Interesting stuff, boring stuff and of course the daily grind stuff. Rep was hauled back up to New Bolton for his eyeball recheck and the results were giant […]

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When I make a decision, things happen. I don’t mess around. I decided after the stress of trying to get Rep to New Bolton in an emergency situation without owning a trailer, that I needed to just go out and buy one. So I did.  I am now the proud owner of a Featherlite 2 […]

The blahs


posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Circe got kicked and has a sore muscle and is off. Jez is still off from the mystery leg scrapes and her possible extensor tendon strain. She just finished her course of SMZs. Reps is getting his around the clock meds at home (every four hours, yo!) The only horse without issues in the barn […]

Rep is home!


posted by on Barn tales, Off Farm, Vet

Rep is home. He came home last night. His eye is sutured shut and medications will be administered though a subpalpebral lavage. He will need meds every few hours for about a week. Sammy and I meet up today to coordinate schedules to make sure Rep is covered and gets his meds on schedule. He […]

posted by on Barn tales, Vet

The vet was scheduled for a Friday at 1:30pm She was scheduled for Rep my trainers horse who has been battling any eye issue. The right eye has had issues for the last couple of years. Usually its controllable, this time not so much. The vet has been out several times trying to figure out […]

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Colder weather


posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Its getting colder so the ponies are coming inside some nights, though theres not a strict schedule were trying to give them as much turn out as possible. Weather permitting the are outside night time. The weather decides the turn out, not some arbitrary schedule. (which is awesome!) Soon it will be too cold for overnight […]

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

It  was that time of year again, fall shots. I also had my vet float the girls teeth. My vet does a hand float and though i was thinking id use a dentist this time around seems “horse dentist” in this area is synonymous with “never return voice mails” Since my vet does a bang […]

Eric Smiley Clinic


posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Eric Smiley was coming to town. He’s a very sought after clinician and also an Olympian. I just missed him last  spring when he was teaching in this area  and really none of my horses would have been prepared for a clinic at that level last spring anyways. I personally think its important to be […]