It's Time to Build a Caring Culture

It's Time to Build a Caring Culture
Have you ever said something in anger and then regretted it?  Or perhaps out of bitterness of past experiences in our life we’ve said something and unintentionally hurt someone.  

There is a magical solution ...
 

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Caring Culture, Change Master,

Spring is Here, But My Shoulder is Still Frozen!

Spring is Here, But My Shoulder is Still Frozen!
Have you ever woken up to find you aren't able to move your shoulder?  I mean really not move it.  It's frozen!   Yes there is such a thing as a frozen shoulder.  Medical professionals have no idea how it happens but it occurs more with people over the age of 40, particularly women.    It happened to me this year.  This is how I managed naturally to regain mobility ...
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frozen shoulder, natural healing, natural wellness, essential oils,

Attitude - Your Most Priceless Possession

Attitude - Your Most Priceless Possession
The world is upside down and each one of us is struggling to maintain a positive attitude.   We are tired of all these lockdowns, frustrated, angry, fed up, depressed and it's hard to maintain a positive attitude.     
 
Just what is a ‘positive attitude’ and how can we maintain it?    
 

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The Perfect Plant Based Treat for Fido

The Perfect Plant Based Treat for Fido

My regular grocery list always includes broccoli.  There is so much one can do with it.  You can eat it raw, steamed, make cream of broccoli soup and salads.  I even use the steamed broccoli water for vegetable soup base as it's chalked full of goodness.  

 

My dogs, Amber and Riley, seem to know when dinner time is.  They wait patiently by the kitchen door watching me prepare dinner and waiting for their evening treats.  With this veggie in hand, do I give them this perfect plant based  treat or not?  ...

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The Perfect Veggie - Even the Kids will Love!

The Perfect Veggie - Even the Kids will Love!
The first time I remember seeing broccoli I thought it was a bunch of unopened, tiny flowers that looked like a tiny tree.  When I felt the top of the broccoli it felt like little bumps.  "Who would eat this?" I thought as I watched my Mom put it in the grocery cart.  Over time, this kid was converted.  In turn she converted her kids, and now her grandchildren.  In fact her granddaughter LOVES it!  So will your kids ...
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DIY - Yummy Dehydrated Liver Treats for Fur-Babies

DIY - Yummy Dehydrated Liver Treats for Fur-Babies
We all love to feed our fur-babies healthy treats.   I remember the day I reached for a package of dehydrated liver treats in the store.  I looked at the price and was shocked!  $12.50 for an 85g bag.  My two golden retrievers would eat that up in less than a week!  I knew the price of liver was around $3-4 dollars for a full package of it in the grocery store and it would definitely yield out 3-4 times what this little package was in the pet store.  Plus I'd know exactly what was in it - a single ingredient without any preservatives.  If you are like me and want healthy treats on a budget for your pets then this little DIY for yummy dehydrated liver treats for your fur-babies is for you!    
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dehydrating, dog treats, cat treats, healthy treats, healthy pet treats, DIY, natural treats, natural pet treats, dehydrated liver,

8 TIPS TO HELP YOU SMILE WHILE YOU MUCK!

8 TIPS TO HELP YOU SMILE WHILE YOU MUCK!

It’s early in the morning.  If you are lucky you have remembered to put the timer on the coffee pot last night and your coffee is ready.  You grab a cup as you head on out to the barn.  The horses can hear you before you even open the door of the house and the whinnying gets louder as you approach the barn.  

 

The day has begun and with it your least favorite activity, but alas, it’s a necessary one.  After the horses are fed and turned out it’s time to muck the stalls.  Let me help you smile while you muck with these 8 tips...

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horse farms, horse stalls, stalls, farm management, healthy barn,

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready to Hit the Trails

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready to Hit the Trails
There is nothing more relaxing as riding your horse down a beautiful wooded trail in the forest.  Trail riding is the most popular pastime of many equestrians and if you have ever ridden your horse on the trails you will understand why.  It is the most amazing connection with nature you can find.  YET, in a moment it can become a disaster.  Here are 5 tips to help you get ready to hit the trails...


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trail riding, happy trails, horsemanship, equestrians,

Is Your Barn Ready for the Second Wave? 6 Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe

 Is Your Barn Ready for the Second Wave?   6 Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe
We got through the first wave, now the second wave is upon us.   Many of us are tired, anxious and have run out of energy, yet here we are facing a second wave on top of the regular flu season.  It is not the time to be complacent, rather, it's time to be even more vigilant if we want to get through this.  
 
Uncertainty in the world continues.  
 
As a barn manager how can we continue to move forward and continue to provide a safe place for our boarders?  

It’s time to re-visit  your operational guidelines in six key areas:
            Policies and Guidelines
            Staffing
            Lessons/Clinics
            General Barn Maintenance
            Sanitization 
            Communication Strategy

What is working, what needs to be 'massaged' and what needs to be totally changed.   Here are 6 tips to help guide you...


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7 Surprising Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

7 Surprising Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
One of my favourite veggies is carrots.  Some folks love them, some tolerate them but we have to agree they are nutritious.  Not only are they my favourite for lunches and snacks, my horse loves them too!  They’re a great source of fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants, and more. But that’s not all carrots are good for.  Here are 7 of my economical and safe  uses for Carrot Seed Essential Oil  - from face, to joints, to moisturizing not only my hair but my horse's mane and tail!  Surprised?  Keep reading...
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