Lifestyle Articles

The Rides

| July 7, 2015 | Reply
The Rides

By Marthetta Blakley  | July 6, 2015 How can I write a book about Songbird Ranch without writing about the horses? After all, it’s the love for horses that got me here in the first place. I was the child who clamored to ride a horse at any given opportunity. I was so naughty, crying […]

Product Reviews

Introducing… Rusty Spur Designs

| February 13, 2015 | Reply
Introducing… Rusty Spur Designs

Last week, while visiting the campus of Iowa State University, I had the opportunity to meet with an inspiring and passionate student…and artist.    His name is Michael Peters and he is the founder and creative talent behind Rusty Spur Designs. Michael is not only a student at ISU, he’s an artist and entrepreneur in his […]

News Articles

Stepping Up & Investing in the Future – Our Youth

| February 13, 2015 | Reply
Stepping Up & Investing in the Future – Our Youth

I have been working in and involved in the equine industry for a long time and one thing I have continued to hear, over the years is this question:   “How can we get more youth and young adults involved in the equine industry“.   That question has been on my mind for  quite some time […]

Best Foot Forward

Meet Missy Abben & her 5 Hungry Ponies

| March 11, 2015 | Reply
Meet Missy Abben & her 5 Hungry Ponies

As I’ve said in previous posts, I am fortunate that my life and career has taken me to many, wonderful equestrian venues and events and I have met some of the most amazing, remarkable people.    Missy Abben is one of those amazing, remarkable people. I met Missy several years ago when she came to Iowa […]

Business/Marketing

Your Opinion DOES Matter

| January 28, 2015 | Reply
Your Opinion DOES Matter

We are asking for your assistance to help the equine industry by participating in the 2015 Equine Industry Survey.   This survey will provide important feedback on trends in the U.S. equine industry and provide information regarding the issues facing our industry.    You are eligible to participate in the survey if you are 18 years […]

Training Articles

52 Free Horses That Do NOT Need Homes

| August 3, 2011 | Reply
52 Free Horses That Do NOT Need Homes

Mandee Widrick | August 3, 2011 |  It’s not uncommon for Facebook statuses to get picked up and to spread like wildfire across the web. One such example is a post about 52 horses that need homes: 52 thoroughbred horses need homes. Will go to Sugarcreek this Sat. for slaughter. Gentleman died, his son wants nothing to […]

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Pony update!

Pony update!

| May 5, 2015 | Reply

Greetings! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s been a very hectic Spring! It’s been difficult to find time to do anything but just get by. We’ve all had times like that, I guess it was my turn. The ponies are doing fabulous! They are truly just learning to be happy, healthy, and very […]

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