Dunrovin Herd

July 2017: Jane’s Diversity with Horses

JANE OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF…? by Jane sparks SuzAnne Miller has a talent for encouraging people to stretch; to reach outside their comfort zones. You can resist (which she doesn’t take personally!), or you can lean into the growth. When SuzAnne proposed I work with her horses on camera, and also write a monthly…

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June 2017: Canner’s Story – Chapter Four: Recovery

  Canner’s Story by Mackenzie Cole CHAPTER FOUR: RECOVERY   Canner has stayed at Dunrovin, to both of our benefits. The following are some highlights from our work there. Unfortunately, his biggest hurdle remains being a happy loader. Fortunately, I’ve enlisted some new help with that problem and hope that this will be the year Canner…

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June 2017: Canner’s Story – Chapter Three: Gifts

  Canner’s Story by Mackenzie Cole CHAPTER THREE: GIFTS Stan took the rest of the horses into the backcountry that fall and I started to take more and more responsibility for Canner. The winter went by fast for me as I worked on my thesis for grad school and visited Canner between the long process of…

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June 2017: Canner’s Story – Chapter Two: Trauma

  Canner’s Story by Mackenzie Cole CHAPTER TWO: TRAUMA One misstep can mean big setbacks in the short run with traumatized animals because their brains simply react differently than animals who haven’t experienced trauma. Many people have run into skittish household pets, but comparing those to animals like Canner would be like comparing a guy with…

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May 2017: Rehab for New Horses

For the first time ever, last year Dunrovin Ranch purchased three horses from a horse trader. Previously we relied on horse breeders or sellers with whom we have a solid connection, or through individual horse owners who, for whatever reason, needed to sell a fine Tennessee Walking Horse. We had avoided horse traders primarily because…

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May 2017: What’s In a Name?

  Lady Lonza’s first two foals had been born during the night within 48 hours of her “waxing,” which is the term used to describe the first drips of a mare’s rich initial milk—colostrum—that begins to drip from her teats. So, when Lonza began to “wax” on Sunday, April 30, I rang the bell to…

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April 2017: Foal Watch Begins

It’s a good thing Kola needed his rabies booster shot. At Dunrovin, we have been trundling along with Lady Lonza’s pregnancy, not involving the veterinarian, as we did not think it necessary. However, because I had to take Kola in, I mentioned that Lonza was coming due and that I had not noticed any development,…

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March 2017: Waiting for Lady Lonza’s Foal

  The anticipation is building! When will Lady Lonza’s foal arrive? Will the foaling process be easy or difficult? Will it be a colt or a filly? What color will it be? We have so many questions, yet all we can do is wait, and the waiting becomes less and less bearable as Lonza’s time approaches.…

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