DAY TRIPS ARE THE BEST!
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to take a trip to a 1000+ acre prairie in my local area, which happens to be an actual working cattle ranch too!
Some of the beautiful things I saw were:
- Momma cows and their newborn calves
- Wild boar
- Very different bird species
- Beautiful ponds everywhere
- Unusual Oak tree formations
- Crazy amounts of grasshoppers
- Natural Florida wildflowers
Take a look at some of my photos on my Facebook page here:
Happy trails on YOUR next day trip!
Capturing your special family moments are the most fun when done outdoors. Using natural light and surroundings, I create beautiful memories for years to come. People and pets change through the years and I provide quality, professional portraits that are lasting reminders of loved ones you’ve shared your lives with. Where would you like to have YOUR photo session?
Safe Treats For Your Horses in HOT weather
Nice cold treats are not just for your horse when it’s hot, like here in Florida where the temps have been in the upper 90’s. They supply your horse with much needed water they have lost through sweating and also provide tons of fiber that helps keep the digestive tract moving.
Here are some of the safe fruits and veggies you can give your horse and believe me, you will see lots of slobbering as they devour these treats!
- Watermelon (and yes, the rind too and I prefer the seedless)
- Honey Dew Melon cut into chunks with the rind
- Seedless grapes
- Bananas (great source of Potassium)
- Corn on the cob
That is just a partial list of things I have personally fed my horse.
Something pretty cool (literally) I like to do is put several fruits and veggies in a small container, cover with water and freeze. Then when fully frozen, take it out to your horse and put in a feed pan on the ground and watch the excitement as they lick and lick until they reach all the neat things you’ve put in the frozen “popsicle”! I keep several of these frozen treats in my freezer so that my horse can have a cool treat at least several times a week. You can even add crushed minerals to this mixture for added benefits.
Enjoy the summer with your horses and keep them cool!
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Liz Howell and her Retired Racehorse Project horse, Whiskey Terms/Little John. Such a beautiful OTTB and well on his way to the Makeover in Lexington, KY in October.
Valentine’s Day Special for the month of February!
Schedule a photo session with Thousand Words Photography during the month of February and receive a 1lb bag of Great Lakes Agra Bio-Bite treats for your horse!
GLA BIO-BITE TREATS are a premium horse treat made from all-natural ingredients. GLA Bio-Bite are a high fiber treat that can be fed to all horses. Bio-Bite uses the most essential nutrient groups within equine nutrition to provide a treat for your horse without adding sugar.
Call or text me @ (352) 226-4164 for info.
I have always thought that feeding grain to horses was not quite natural considering horses in the wild obviously do not have that luxury. Feeding forage, such as beet pulp, bagged chopped forage, hay pellets, and chopped cubed hay, usually timothy and alfalfa are the best choices. Providing a good free choice mineral will give your horse all it needs to survive. In other words, GRAIN is not a necessity for most horses. My personal horse is a very easy keeper, and he loves the 1 measuring cup of grain he gets 3x’s a day. He prefers to nibble grass and a good hay to munch on day and night. Read more
The show everyone eagerly waits for all year is very close to opening. Once again, this year, there will be classes in December and then official HITS opening in January. I have personally viewed the grounds at Post Time Farm on a weekly basis, and there is much hustle and bustle to get everything perfect as usual.
Below, I have posted a link to the monthly schedules and everything you need to know to attend as a spectator as well as an exhibitor. Take a peek and SEE YOU THERE!
Big Savings Are Coming Soon.
November 23rd is the day to remember! Some tack stores are offering up to 90% off on bargains for your farm, horse and other pets.
Check out some of the links below for all your holiday shopping!
Every equestrian loves to visit a tack shop and no better place to go to get your favorite horse lover a gift (or five) for Christmas! Check out some of the products below if you are fresh out of ideas.
- Personalized Grooming Brushes (I found some very cool ones on Etsy)
- Gift Packs of Bathing Products
- Basket of different flavored horse treats
- Handmade decorative horseshoe for barn or home
- Check out your local equestrian resale shop for barn signs printed on metal
- A deluxe pair of equine slippers (beats the old duct tape method of wrapping a hoof) Available at Stateline Tack and many other tack stores
- A set of colorful polo wraps
Have fun shopping for your favorite equestrian!