Posts by DunrovinSuzAnne

September & October 2017: Letting Others Lead

  It seems just when I personally need a life lesson, one of my animals is right there to teach it to me. The past five years of my life have brought many unwelcomed changes to my physical abilities, and frankly, to my husband’s as well. Neither of us has the energy we did just…

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September & October 2017: Getting a Higher Stool

  Years ago when we first started Dunrovin Ranch, we hosted open houses to lure people to come out to the ranch to ride. Thankfully, our business has grown to the point where we no longer need to do this. They were, in fact, something of a mixed bag. Not everyone was really interested in…

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September & October 2017: Riding with Old Friends

  Longtime friends who have been at our sides for the rigors of graduate school and the isolation of living in a far away, harsh, and at times dangerous place like Alaska, hold a very special place in my life and heart. Either too poor in grad school or too far away in Alaska to…

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September & October 2017: The Dunrovin Brand

A recent viewer’s comment saying she was appalled by our inflicting pain on our horses with a hot branding iron caught me by surprise, because that’s not what we do. We use the pain-free method of freeze branding, and I am happy to explain the process and the reasons I believe it to be in…

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September & October 2017: Moon Blindness

  Moon blindness is the layman’s term for equine recurrent uveitis (ERU). It is the leading cause of blindness in horses and has been known to man since the time of Alexander the Great, when they believed it to be associated with the lunar cycles, giving it the name still being commonly used today. Basically, the eye gets…

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September & October 2017: Worrying About Carlton Ridge

My article for the autumn issue of Distinctly Montana was due in July. I so love autumn and the heavenly riding opportunities during that time of year that I proposed an article entitled Falling in Love with Fall (see Distinctly Montana Fall 2017 and go to page 76). This is a familiar title to those…

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September & October 2017: Offering Stone Eggs

In early September, Dunrovin Ranch hosted a Fire Medicine retreat in collaboration with Spirit Dance Equine Assisted Coaching to acknowledge the emotions, fears, and disruptions that Montana’s horrific fire season has brought to all who live here. Something of a skeptic with respect to ceremonies and group sessions, I found myself reaping benefits I did not…

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Os-Days at Dunrovin by Terry Kiley

When the season began Hope was carried for three Called Honk, Hero and Hoot We prayed all would fly free These words are the story Of the wonder of you Of a little one lost And the blessing of two One did live before Hal His hearts happy for you He so loved your dear…

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