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About maremother

I am a wife, designer and mother of 4. (Two horses, a dog and a cat.) I am always attempting to find new and better ways to make my family happy and healthy. This usually involves boring the crap out of my husband with information about natural horse care.

Whole horse health

I’ve known for a while now from my incessant research that one aspect of your horse’s health cannot make him or her well. If your horse is not at his or her full potential, the farrier can’t fix him. Neither … Continue reading

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The accusing leading the blind: natural horse care

I am a proponent of natural horse care. Borderline obsessed honestly. I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on and doing tons of research since Steven and I have moved the horses to our own care on family … Continue reading

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The treat of the future!

Okay that’s a bit dramatic of a title, but I wanted to share the new treat I stumbled onto today: beet pulp pellets. They’re already a part of Paige’s regular diet so we had them around. Kricket was looking really … Continue reading

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Diving Headfirst into Nutrition

Steven got me a book on horse nutrition for Christmas. Boy, did he not know what he was getting himself into. We had (and still have) other things to think about for the horses and ourselves so I didn’t immediately … Continue reading

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Trailering

We took another trip to Shelby Farms this weekend. The weather was great for it and the girls were as glad for the outing as Steven and I were. The downside of these excursions, though, is the trailer ride it … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Kricket

As you might have guessed from the name of the blog and Paige’s post, I have a young horse. She is not as dramatically young as Paige is old, but she is still my baby. I guess it’s similar to … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about foxtail…

I’ve been a little MIA from posting because Steven and I have been scurrying about for the past couple weeks discovering and remedying a hay problem: foxtail. I had never heard of this one. Probably because I had never had … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Mare-Mare

  I have named this blog “Old Horse Young Horse” and have done very little to explain the relevance of the name. It’s about time those of you who haven’t already been bored to death in person by my descriptions … Continue reading

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Horse Mom Tips

Horse Mom Tip: When going in public after the barn, keep your boots on to lend credibility to the filth on the rest of you. I say “horse mom” instead of “horse owner” or “rider” because I have been all … Continue reading

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Shelby Farms

One of the downsides of our current non-boarding situation is the lack of a place to ride in the swamp weather we have been having lately. While the horses seemed perfectly fine with their food-heavy parent interactions, I was getting … Continue reading

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