My Horse

Today I wanted to talk about my horse, Cassie. She has been in my life for almost sixteen years. Cassie is the first horse I ever owned and even after all this time, I still look for any excuse to talk about her… So I’m going to. Before I get into it. I’ll give you some information on her breeding etc. Cassie is a 17.2hh, Clydesdale x Thoroughbred. A mix between my two favourite breeds. A true jumper who’s full of energy, power and willingness. If you’re wondering what the 17.2hh is – That’s how we measure horses. In “Hands”…

Meet My New Miniature Horse

Meet the newest member of the Dixon family. Bullseye, our new Miniature Horse (No, he’s not a pony) – I call him “Lil Shit” though. But he’s not really a little shit. For a Minature Horse, he’s actually quite cool. He doesn’t run around with an ago like most of them do. In fact, he’s pretty chill and super friendly. He’s 15 years old and he’s a little chunk! He came with the name Bullseye. I usually try to stick to human names for horses because I’m boring like that but my son JJ wanted to keep the same so…

How to Diagnose and Treat Equine Colic

Equine colic is a relatively common disorder of the digestive system. Although the term colic, in the true definition of the word, simply means “abdominal pain,” the term in horses refers to a condition of severe abdominal discomfort characterized by pawing, rolling, and sometimes the inability to defecate. The severety of Colic in a kid and Colic in a horse are on opposite ends of the spectrum. When dealing with Colic in a horse, you have to act fast. What you do in those first few hours are crucial to whether or not your horse will survive. It’s a fairly dangerous problem in horses….

8 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Horse

Have you been thinking about purchasing your first horse but need a little help making your decision? Here is a list of things you should consider before diving into the world of horse ownership. 1. How much it will cost The answer is A LOT! Buying a horse is not like buying any other animal. A common misconception people have is that purchasing the horse is the costly part but it isn’t. In fact, it’s the easiest part. When buying a horse you must factor in the following costs. Sale price of horse which could be anywhere between $200 and…