Have you visited THE HORSE VOICE - a Place for Pony Pals? This fun site offers how-tos, holiday ideas and other horsey items, particularly for young horse lovers.
Check it out! (Be sure to forward the http link to your favorite young horse lover.)
There's even a peppermint pony craft for Christmas.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? You can skip those crowded holiday sales and shop online for your favorite horse lovers.
Stolen Horse International (NetPosse.com) is holding an online auction this month.
Proceeds from the Stolen Horse International Charity Auction will support efforts to recover stolen horses, tack and horse trailers by providing education and increasing awareness of horse theft and offering online networking to facilitate the finding of missing, lost or stolen horses and equipment.
Many items have been donated by well-known trainers for the online auction for Stolen Horse International:
and many others.
Additional items continue to be added.
(CTRL-click here for more information.)
Products to be auctioned include tack, training equipment, equestrian apparel, horse training videos and even admission to equestrian training clinics.
Be sure to check out the auction . . . for some great gifts and helpful horsey products.
by shopping online
this holiday season!
For additional creative horse lover Christmas gifts, be sure to check out the unique items offered by Canter Banter and Canterberry and equestrian themed apparel at Pony Up 4 Fun.
|(Photo used by permission.)|
|(Photo used by permission.)|
8 C Rolled Oats
3 C Wheat Bran
1C Flax Seed Meal
1C Flax Seeds
1C Barley (whole grain)
1C Bulgur Wheat
1C Corn Meal
1C TVP (textured vegetable protein)
1C Quinoia Flour
1C Oat Flour
1C Teff Flour
1C Kosher Salt
2.5 C Blackstrap Molasses
¼ C Vegetable Oil
¼ C Hot Water
(Sprinkle in a little more flour, if the mixture is too gooey.)
Mix well. Add remaining dry mixture, and continue mixing until fully blended.
Spray mini muffin tins with vegetable oil spray (such as Pam spray).
Put one tablespoon of the horse cookie batter into each space in the mini muffin tins.
Press mixture into spaces, and bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.
Allow horse cookies to cool a bit in the pans. Then turn them out onto cooling racks.
• Add 2 cups of prepared Beet Pulp for those horses that can afford to add a few pounds.
I am thankful for my horse/s! In fact, I am thankful for horses (in general) and for the ability and opportunity to enjoy them.
How about you?
Just for fun, try this Thanksgiving horse trivia quiz. (Try to answer all of the questions before scrolling down for the real answers.) Be sure to leave a comment, and let us know how well you did!
Thanksgiving Horse Trivia Quiz
1) In the 1998 motion picture The Horse Whisperer (starring Robert Redford, Kristen Scott Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill and Dianne Wiest), what was the name of Grace MacLean’s injured horse?
2) What team will host the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day 2009?
3) In what modern country did the ancient Trojan Horse appear? (Hint: Are you hungry yet?)
4) Which thoroughbred racehorse won the 2009 Kentucky Derby? (Hint: His name might make one want to dig deeper into the Thanksgiving turkey for a bit more stuffing.)
5) The first two giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons appeared in 1927. Was one of these first giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloons really a horse?
6) The zodiac sign that corresponds to the end of November (including the Thanksgiving holiday time) is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is pictured as a centaur with an archery bow. What is a centaur?
7) What old-time dance may have mimicked turkeys practicing an equine gait?
Now . . .
like a horse?
for the answers
Answers to Thanksgiving Horse Trivia Quiz:
1) The horse’s name was Pilgrim in the film. Actually, he was a 1987 American Quarter Horse named Hightower.
2) The Dallas Cowboys will host the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving 2009.
3) According to Classical literature (such as The Aeneid, by Virgil), the Trojan Horse appeared in Troy, which was located in what is now Turkey.
4) Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, with jockey Calvin Borel aboard.
5) The first giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons were Felix the Cat and a dragon.
6) Greek mythology portrayed centaurs as hybrid creatures (part horse and part human).
7) The turkey trot is a ragtime dance, which probably originated in the early 1900s.
Does this video bring back any memories for you?
OK, so a horse may be a horse. Then what is a zorse? And what is a zonkey?
Did you know the answers - without looking?