Many years ago Sharon and I decided to drive to Glen Rose, TX to visit the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. As it states on their website, The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center exists to aid in the conservation of animal species under the threat of extinction in the wild. The experience was fascinating and if you’re ever in Texas it’s a great place to visit. It’s also a place you can put on your list for donations each year. [Read more…]
Evidence That There Really IS a “Horse Nut Gene”
Sharon – Early Dreams of Riding Like the Wind
I have decided that it’s time to try to look further into whether or not there really is a “horse nut gene.”
There are things in this world that are best left unexplored, but I don’t feel that this is one of them. By showing that this gene truly does exist, we will be helping to remove the stigma that these poor souls live with on a daily basis.
No longer will people wonder if environment played a factor. It will simply be accepted as something they were “born with”… an inherited trait … not a disease and something worthy of psychoanalysis.
Could Drastic Changes in Barometric Pressure Affect Your Horse?
During certain times of the year, dramatic weather changes can occur quickly. One day it’s beautiful, 71 degrees and sunny, and the next day there’s a drastic 40 degree drop in the temperature.
That happened here in Texas over Christmas in 2009. A drastic drop in the barometric pressure started to occur the day before Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve day a blizzard blew in bringing a heavy snow/rain and sleet mix with 45 mph winds. For a native Texan, it was miserable.
Drastic weather changes can cause problems for both your horse and you. When the barometer drops dramatically prior to a big storm, some horses, as well as people, can experience ill effects.
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