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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

THERAPY PETS SPREAD LOVE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY

Therapy pets are similar to the average pet because they offer stress relief, comfort, and affection. However, therapy pets differ because they are specially trained to travel to and remain calm in various environments, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and college campuses.

Because therapy pets must be able to tolerate potentially stressful situations, such as a crowded room of people, only pets that have been properly trained and temperament tested should be certified as a therapy pet. Once certified, volunteering with your therapy pet and helping community members can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

TWO STEP YOUR WAY TO A LONE STAR DANCE HALL

Courtesy of Travel Texas
Press those jeans, pull on your cowboy boots and shine up those belt buckles, because it’s time to go two-stepping. With a rich heritage of dance halls built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Lone Star State is home to some of the best places for boot-scootin’ and two stepping in the world.

Friday, February 23, 2018

ASK THE VET: CASTRATIONS

Answered by,  Jennifer Reda, DVM, Steele Equine Veterinary Services, Zolfo Springs, FL and Stephanie Regan, DVMCourtesy of AAEP
Question: I have always gelded my colts at about 5 months of age, before they are weaned, so the mare is with them for comfort and to keep them moving. Is there any science to indicate that this early castration might be detrimental to their long-term health or performance prospects?  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MONOCHROMATIC MAGIC

by Meghan Gates, Salt Lick Lifestyle

Often times when I share my biggest style secrets, mixing patterns and textures is a top point that I make. This creates depth in an outfit and allows the eye to be drawn to a complicated, but well thought-out story. Recently though, I’ve been really interested in the monochromatic color scheme. I love challenging myself to be match-y, but not too much.

Monday, February 19, 2018

OUT IN THE COUNTRY, HOME BUYING ISN’T IDYLLIC AT ALL

Courtesy of Realtor.com
Country life might seem idyllic compared with the city—there’s a slower pace of life, a stronger sense of community, and way more home for your dollar, even including a nice plot of land. Farm stands with freshly picked fruits and vegetables! Hoedowns! Tractors instead of subways!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

TRAINING TIP: AVOID LOSING YOUR TEMPER WHEN DESENSITIZING YOUR HORSE

By Clinton Anderson

Training isn’t about emotions or feelings, it’s all business. It’s about how much the horse tries. Resistance is normal, especially when you’re introducing a new object to your horse. It’s very common for the horse to move his feet, raise his head or get nervous when you first approach him with a scary object.

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