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Grazing Muzzles – how to make one

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Member Posts | 0 comments

To learn how to make your own Grazing muzzle, Click here  

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Spring Tune Up for Leather Harnesses

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Member Posts | 0 comments

Step 1 - Getting Started Step 1 Dismantle all harness parts. Make up a solution of 3 parts lukewarm water to 1 part baking soda or Mr. clean. Wipe down all the harness and buckles using a damp sponge. Dirt under the buckles acts like sandpaper so be thorough. Do a complete safety check while removing soil. All stress points should be checked for excessive wear. The parts that wear the most are usually bridle billets and rein billets, both due to contact with the acid in the saliva Also look for broken loops or keepers, cut straps, cracked...

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Body Clipping and Show Grooming

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Member Posts | 0 comments

The following tips are a guideline based on the experience and, in some cases, the opinions of the clinicians. There are as many different ways to prepare a horse for a show as there are people showing. Use as much of what follows as is reasonable for you and your situation and feel free to consult other competitors for their ideas as well. The Pre-Clipping Bath The Pre-Clipping Bath Bathing your horse before clipping will reduce wear and tear on your blades and make them last longer. Clean hair also cuts better for a smoother final product....

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The Passing of Mr. Lloyd Acheson

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Member Posts | 0 comments

It is with extreme sadness that we learned of the death of long-time Miniature Horse owner and breeder, Mr. Lloyd Acheson. Lloyd was a Member of AMHR/ASPC and MHCO for many years. Please obtain complete details from the Lucan Haskett Funeral Parlour website. Originally Posted: 10/29/2012

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Laycock’s and Jolie’s Miniatures visit with day-away participants

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Member Posts | 0 comments

Laycock’s and Jolie’s Miniatures visit with day-away participants

On June 13, Danny Laycock and John and Donna Fitzsimmons took a couple of horses to visit with participants in the Meaford Day-away program. There was a mix of people-some seniors, some with Alzheimers, and some people with developmental disabilities etc… There were also a few volunteers who brought their kids! Danny and Smokey gave people rides in the cart, while Coromell got up close and personal with anyone who wanted to give her attention! The horses were a big hit and a great day was had by all! Originally Posted :¬†7/5/2012...

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