Category Archives for "Horses"

Sep 10

Writer, What Size is This Horse?

By BarbaraEllinFox | Horses

Knowing how to talk about the size of a horse might seem like a mundane topic but a writer should know certain trigger words because their incorrect use is a dead giveaway to horse lovers.Where to measureHorses are measured from the withers to the ground by hands. The red line in my parts of the horse […]

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Jul 19

Plans, Planning, and Change

By BarbaraEllinFox | Horses

I live by plans, whether it is the future with the horses, teaching riding, training, or writing. I have a plan for everything, my horses, my manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction. Teaching Riding When teaching riding, I have a plan for the day’s lesson, but I also have a long range plan for each student. […]

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May 10

What Reno Taught Me About Rodeo

By BarbaraEllinFox | Horses

Reno is my BLM mustang who was captured by the government during the horrendous Calico round-up in Northern Nevada. In fact, his HMA (herd management area) Granite Range is the setting for my current work in progress. Over time I’ll tell you Reno’s whole story starting with his capture, but for now I’ll tell you […]

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Apr 26

Morning in the Barn

By BarbaraEllinFox | Horses

Morning in the barn is a favorite time for me. I love the sounds and the interaction with the animals. Hoping to find a way to share my blessings with you, I took photos and recorded sound this morning. If you’d like to listen to the birds while you read this post, just click on […]

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Apr 12

Capi-A Horse with Character

By BarbaraEllinFox | Horses

Capi is a 17.1 hand Percheron horse who weighs 1850 pounds.  That means he’s one inch taller at his withers (front part of his back) than I am at the top of my head, and he weighs more than eight times what NFL Quarterback Tom Brady weighs. I’m pretty sure this is the only time […]

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