A situation came up this week that really got me thinking about making the difficult decision of retiring a horse.
When is enough, enough? When have these generous animals given us enough so that it is now our turn to be generous with them?
Some horse owners deal with the end of usefulness pragmatically by delivering their faithful steeds to an auction for the few dollars they might bring, and the many dollars saved on the care of a horse deemed no longer useful.
Others go above and beyond in geriatric care, as a friend of mine has […]
First of all, I must admit that I love the way uniform fencing – one style – looks running throughout a property or even a neighborhood.
Love it! But like so many things in life, horses and horse fencing included, pretty is as pretty does, so looks sometimes has to come secondary on the list of priorities.
And those priorities, other than good looks, are first and foremost: safety for horse and human. Practicality and utility have to outweigh human esthetics and vanity. The other issue at hand is that almost any fencing will work for some horses most of […]