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  • It is snowing on the east coast,  The weather is in the 20s and I am in Virginia not Minnesota.  And I have discovered  a place in the United States that has a horse heritage and an average temperature of 71-79F.  There are no flies and plenty of natural sand for riding.  There is riding on the range, along the ocean or in the mountains. It would be a wonderful place for the WEG next time.[...]

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    Hawaii the land of no flies

    http://www.bigisland.org/activities-cultural/464/history-of-paniolo-ranching-on-hawaiis-bigisland Hawaii's Big island has an unexpected heritage, a rich "cowboy-culture' ,more than a century old, centered in the upcountry ranchland, populated with colorful characters and endless stories

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    Bot Fly Larvae Hurrah, most of the northern parts of the US have had a good frost.  That is the end of the Bot fly cycle.  Or is it? Wikipedia describes Bot fly is the common name for a fly in the family Oestridae or maggots.  It is one of several families of hairy flies whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of mammals.  There are approximately 150 known species world wide of [...]

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    Moving to Virginia was a great idea . And, the fall is a super time to enjoy horse activities. The end of September offers the 4 day Dressage finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia.  Now the competition is too tough for me and my Quarter Horse but the fun of volunteering at the gate or as a ring steward is a dressage lesson in itself.  Then in November is the Equine [...]

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    We will be sharing the latest information on how you can protect your horse from pest and other nuisances. But bare with us as we include other topics of interest to the equestrian reader. Karleen Hubley 2010

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