This gave us a chance to try out our new mobile petting zoo – just unveiled for this event!  Everything was going so well until right at the very end when we brought Emma, the mini horse out to play with the children.  Poor li’l Calie, the mini donkey, just couldn’t stand being in the petting zoo alone with the two crazy goats – she needed the company of another equine.  So…..she “hopped” over the fence, crushing the top in the process.  Well, thank goodness she didn’t skewer herself on the PVC spikes – nope, they just broke off!


Yesterday, we had a Junior troop up from Pacific Beach to earn their “Horse Fan” badge.  The girls need to complete 6 of the 10 activities listed in the badgebook, so it makes for a really long, and fun day!  We worked on the activities that needed to be done at the barn first.  The workbook they receive from Kids Horsin’ Around has a program for completing all the necessary activities, however if time runs late, they can complete some of the activities later (such as “Horses through History” – they are given all materials to complete this activity at a future troop meeting.)

This troop also opted for a riding add-on.  Actual horse back riding is not a requirement of the “Horse Fan” badge.  (Girls wanting that aspect of horsemanship can earn the “Horse Rider” badge.)

June’s Carnival of the HorsesPosted: 02 Jun 2010 08:57 PM PDT

Welcome to the June 1, 2010 edition of carnival of the horses.

Liz Goldsmith presents FEI rules Rollkur is Okay but only for 10 minutes posted at EQUINE Ink.

Paul and Gail Springer presents Eventration of the Inguenal Ring posted at PFL Inc..

Delmy Martin presents Top 10 Richest Cats and Dogs in the World posted at Online Veterinary Technician Schools, saying, “In some cases, the rich love their pets so much that they actually leave their pets an inheritance. And that inheritance can be quite large, reaching into the millions of dollars. Here are 10 of the richest cats and dogs in the world — pets who quite possibly have more money than you ever will!”

Kerry Kelly presents Ode To My Horse posted at Hoofbeats.


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Boy, been awhile since I’ve posted here.  And I just got pulled back in with a commitment to host a carnival.  While I’m trying to sort out the details as to what exactly that is (guess I should have figure that all out before I made that commitment, eh?!?  My bad!) here’ s a little video from our last schooling show….

’bout time I was back!!

Because I still can’t figure out what I am supposed to be doing!  Do I just re-post other horse blogs onto this blog site?  A little help would go a long way!  I’m willing but just don’t understand what you want me to do! ( I’ll go ahead and post this on this site, since you’ve asked for an explanation, which is what I’m asking for! )

From: SabinoMesteno (Kkelly) [mailto:sabinomesteno@nickersandsnorts.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 4:34 PM
To: info@kidshorsinaround.com
Subject: Carnival of Horses

What happened to the June issue of Carnival of Horses?  The Blog Carnival (along with others like myself promoting it), posted that you were to host it on June 1.  But after checking for 2 days I still do not find the carnival posted.

Would appreciate a posting to at least explain what has delayed your being able to follow through on your agreement to host.




Today, our six week adult trail riding class is hittting the trails! We’re heading over to a eas ride at Guajome Park in Oceanside, CA.

Accelerated Rider(TM) Program

Accelerated Riders take off!!