Eastern Mojave Ride

Dr. Debra and her husband Walt will be competing in the Eastern Mojave Scenic XP ride this month at the Eastern Mojave National Preserve, from February 8th to the 11th. We are wishing Dr. Debra and Walt SO MUCH GOOD LUCK and we are looking forward to celebrating their success with them when they get back.   If you would like to wish Dr. Debra good luck, or if you will be attending the ride and...
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Death Valley Encounter 2017 – Amazing!

My horse Desi and I recently completed the Death Valley Encounter Endurance ride that took place in California in December. Desi and I completed over 100 miles in 4 days! Playboy’s Desert Reign, a.k.a Desi, is a Missouri Fox Trotter mare who had to change roles from the back up pleasure riding and guest horse to the main Endurance horse. Most horses that successfully compete in Endurance...
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Thanksgiving Safety tips for your pets!

The Holiday Season can be a fun and festive time of year but poses some potential dangers for your Furry Family Members.  Here are a few basic tips for keeping your pets safe: Keep the feast on the table—not under it.  Eating turkey or turkey skin – even a small amount – can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest, and many...
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Grand Canyon Endurance Adventure

The Grand Canyon, what an amazing place! It is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and it is easy to see why when you are its north rim. One of the great things about endurance riding is the beautiful places you get to experience while on your horse. Many of which I would never see if it wasn’t for my horse and this great sport. We got to experience the East and North Rims of the...
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Dr. Debra’s Miraculous Adventure

Last month, I and my husband, Walt, set off to New Mexico for the Fort Stanton Pioneer Endurance Ride. Along the way we encountered a series of unfortunate events that continued through the entire journey. These became known as our ‘God Moments’.  Thanks to some wonderful clients and by the Grace of God, everything worked out miraculously. We had stayed up late the night before...
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Anatomy 101

Just a quick lesson in anatomy today.. this is a handy chart to study and memorize! Note that some bones have alternate names. Veterinarians tend to say P1,2,3 (for Phalanx 1,2,3)  instead of pastern and pedal. The pedal bone is also known as the coffin...
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