FRAUD ALERT!!! - We have recently become aware of a new fraud. We have been finding some horses of ours, including those not for sale, being offered on other websites for sale without our consent or knowlege. Be sure you are able to speak to the owner of a horse before agreeing to pay a deposit on a horse. You can do this several ways. One is that the owner of the horse, if registered should have their name in the CLRC Database. Another method is of course to look at the horse with the owner present. Ask for CLRC paperwork when you visit. Some of the ads appear to be written by a non horse person, and you will notice some improper use of descriptions in the ads. If you have any questions please feel free to call Val Sanford 306-242-5099.

Alternative horse friendly fencing idea!

If you are living in an oil and gas rich area, chances are you have easy access to drill stem, aka downhole tubing. We contructed our posts and top rail with 2 3/8" tubing, then strung used 3-strand powerline for filler. With the proper equipment it was easy to cut into desired lengths for posts (chop saw), drill holes in the posts for the cable to thread through (drill press), and weld the top rail to the posts (portable welder). The posts were easy to pound into the ground with a rented post pounder, although you'll definitely want hearing protection!). The lengths/joints of tubing (approximately 9 meters in length) conveniently screw together to make your desired length of fence. We anchored the powerline cable to the end posts with adjustable threaded rods or turnbuckles to take up any slack that occurs, and on the long pasture lengths we attached heavy duty springs for extra slack control and we have a 'no sag' fence! As horses are prone to do, I've had them wrapped up in the cable on the odd occasion with only the hair pulled off to show for it, just make sure to keep the cables tight for safety. It's appealing to look out through all the paddocks and be able to see the horses clearly from head to hoof and not visually blocked by fence boards. We put our posts approximately 4.5 meters apart which allows for some give in the top rail if a horse happens to run into it, again reducing chance of injury. If you are interested in more information I'd be more than happy to share our experiences with you! Lisa


Easy Bute Administration

I wanted to pass on a great idea by one of my boarders Sarah. She needed to give her horse bute two times a day, but couldn't administer it with that frequency. So, she mixed up applesause and molases into a snack baggie and added the powdered bute. I was able to give her horse the mixture each feeding by cutting the bottom corner of the bag, and pouring it into a small feed tub. He liked it so much, we were able to feed this to him after he was placed in with other horses, by holding the feed tub and pointing a whip behind my back. The other horses respected the whip and gave us the space we needed for the short time he needed to lick up the medication. Great tip Sarah!!