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Timmy… we’ll love you and miss you always… xo

It’s a sad day at the Green Barn… but when i’m sad it always helps me to remember to have GRATITUDE.

Today, I have gratitude for the amazing, nearly 2 whole years we got to spend with our beloved Timmy.  When he was rescued, I honestly didn’t know if he’d make it until the morning……..… Continue Reading

The Green Barn – August Updates

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The Green Barn – July Updates

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Seton Hill University Equestrian Team (my alma mater!)

I was looking through pictures the other day and had to stop and smile when I saw these:

I was a proud member and officer of the Seton Hill University Equestrian Team during my years there (1999-2002)!  Yikes, did I just date myself?  … Continue Reading

What’s a ration balancer?

There’s a (fairly) new and exciting product on the market for horse owners – ration balancers.

A ration balancer is pretty much what it sounds like, a balancer to a horse’s ration (diet).  In an earlier blog about nutrition, I outlined that horses’ bodies are made to live on grass/hay and water alone – not the commercial grains that we all know they LOVE (just listen to all the squealing and nickering during feeding time!)  However, some horses, mainly young, old, those in heavy work and hard keepers – need more nutrition and nutrients than a horse that does great on grass/hay alone.  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – June Updates

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Welcome to the world little ones… :)

I’m so excited to show off some of the cutest pics ever :)

Haley and her sweet lady Crimson and Clover boarded here at the Green Barn several years ago while Haley was attending school at Vanderbilt, and they BOTH quickly became friends of mine.  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – May Updates

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Welcome “Willie” and Grace to the Green Barn!

This week, we welcomed another new face to the Green Barn!

Awww, hi “Willie!”

Willie is a 13 y.o. sorrel Appendix (1/2 TB + 1/2 AQHA) gelding with a very excited and proud new owner named Grace, and from what I have seen they looooove to trail ride!  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Sly” and Cindy to the Green Barn!

More new faces!!!  Yay!

We are soooo excited to welcome “Sly” and owner, Cindy, to the Green Barn!!! Sly is a GORGEOUS and equally as SWEET 8 y.o. dark bay mustang gelding with quite an amazing background. Cindy adopted him as a young, completely green, unbroken horse from the actual mustang round-up out in Colorado, and has spent the past few years riding and training in the eventing discipline.… Continue Reading

Trypzyme for proud flesh

Don’t be proud of proud flesh!  It’s not a good thing!

Proud flesh is an excess growth of granulated tissue that can grow over a very deep, open wound.  Since the tissue is necrotic, the horse doesn’t feel pain even though the growth is pretty nasty looking… but it must be addressed as it will keep growing and growing and attacking the healthy tissue around it.  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – April Updates

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Obsessed with Abscesses?

What would you think if your horse goes from completely fine to completely 3-legged overnight?  Would you panic?  Read on…

A hoof abscess occurs when a point of entry (like a stone bruise, etc) gets infected and fills with puss.  The pressure builds inside the hoof and the horse ultimately goes lame.  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – March Updates

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Welcome “Aladdin” and the Lord Family to the Green Barn!

AMAZING WHIRLWIND OF A MONTH! :-D

Did somebody say “this horse needs rescued?”  Less than a month ago I heard these words…

Meet “001 – Bay Gelding.”  He was awaiting a tragic end to his life in a kill shelter in Pennsylvania.… Continue Reading