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|Posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
Michelle Courtemanche, DVM www.mpequine.com
With my interest and experience in the Miniature Horse industry I am surprised at how few of them I see for dental care. Equine dentistry can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of veterinary medicine. These days many veterinarians have special training in dentistry and several have devoted their practice exclusively to the subject. As an associate at McKee-Pownall Equine Services I perform a variety of services on...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2012 at 8:40 AM|
We did it again! Stone Maples Mackenzies Joy and I have won a Horse of The Year title for the second year in a row. I got an email from the registry letting me know the exciting news!!! In 2010 we won AMHR Division A Performance Horse of The Year and in 2011 we have won AMHR Division A Driving Horse of The Year. This is the first year that AMHR has offered the driving division. We are also the first Canadians to win back to back Horse of the Year honours, I am VERY proud of my boy!! I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM|
Maintain a regular deworming program is essential to the health of your horse. Check out Mckee-Pownell Equine Services great info on deworming protocols. http://www.mpequine.com/education/health-care-faq/deworming You will need to do a deworming in November, which one will depend on your protocol.
Hooves continue to grow throughout the winter and need to be trimmed regularly, 6-8 week intervals u...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM|
Less than a week until my horses are back in the showring! YAY! I am heading down to Williamston, NC to visit the Powell family and to attend an AMHR show. I will be heading to Oswego, NY first to rendevous with Bruce Abbott of Dawn's Chase Farm. We will then head on down to NC. It is a beautiful drive to take in the Spring! While I am in NY state I plan to visit Mccarthy's Lakeside Stable to have a look at some of the new babies. A great week ahead, I can't wait! My 3yr. old will be making h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM|
A harness is comprised of many different parts, that are all there to do a job.
5. Crupper Strap
9. Wrap Straps
10. Shaft Stop(brass fitting on cart)
12. SingletreeRead Full Post »
|Posted on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM|
The Driving Bridle
A driving bridle is made up of several parts-
2.caveson or noseband
13.sidecheck or overcheck
The...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:26 PM|
A couple of diagrams I thought would be helpful. I get a lot of questions regarding harness and how to hitch to a cart. I am going to add to my blog later on how to fit harness and cart.
|Posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM|
I am filling out my first show entries for the season!! Woohoo! Finally winter is gone! I am heading down to Williamston, NC Apr. 14, 15. for their 6th annual Spring Fling. A really great show at a topnotch facility. I went down last year with my friend, Bruce Abbott and I am excited to be going again. Lots of great horses, great folks and I remember a pizza party too!! I will get to visit with my friends, David and Dr. Cheryl Powell and their daughter Heather and see all of their hor...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM|
I am so excited to see the first sign of Spring! hmmm...what could that be? well around here it is mud! Not my favorite thing but it definately is a sign that things are warming up a wee bit anyway. This weekend we go to daylight savings time in my neck of the woods so that is always something to look forward to and makes me think Spring is right around the corner. I have had my clippers out and started to do some heads and necks so bridles and neck sweats will fit on...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 6, 2011 at 7:01 PM|
If you are looking for information on miniature horses there are some great websites to take a look at. www.lilbeginnings.com is a great place to start. There is a forum to join to chat with fellow miniature horse enthusiasts, many topics are covered there. There are lists of breeders by country and by state, resources for all things miniature horse and shetland pony. As well, there are classified boards for Canada, the United States and a...Read Full Post »