All Around Show Horses

All Around Show Horses Established in 2001, All Around Show Horses prides itself on standing stallions with the industries most prominent and well-respected bloodlines.

Every year, we offer a breeding special, along with our ever popular "breed now pay later"program. The "breed now pay later" program has had a huge success with mare owners across the country. Thinking of mares, our broodmare band has some tremendous bloodlines as well, so please be sure to check the girls out, too! And, we always have a fine selection of horses for sale. Enjoy your visit with us

Every year, we offer a breeding special, along with our ever popular "breed now pay later"program. The "breed now pay later" program has had a huge success with mare owners across the country. Thinking of mares, our broodmare band has some tremendous bloodlines as well, so please be sure to check the girls out, too! And, we always have a fine selection of horses for sale. Enjoy your visit with us


"Don't give 'em a blanket, give 'em another bale of hay." That’s the advice of an old-time vet in Nebraska where the winters are cold on the open plains

Compare the thermogram on the left from a pasture horse before eating (see the cool blue on the back) and the thermogram on the right after the same horse has been eating his hay for twenty minutes (warm reds and yellows).

Horses generate their own heat to stay warm through fermentation in their hind gut. So, let them grow in the winter coat God gave them and be sure to have extra hay on hand this winter.

Here’s some other great tips for keeping your horse warm, healthy and happy this winter:
Credit...Renee Capps


Researchers in Siberia found a perfectly-preserved 42,000-year-old baby horse buried under the permafrost. It was in such good condition that its blood was still in a liquid state, allowing scientists to extract it. "Hopefully, the world will soon meet the clone of the ancient foal who lived 42,000 years ago."⁠

Read this and more of the most astounding science news stories you probably missed in 2019:


Evil little thing!


How cold is too cold to ride?

Let’s start with your horse’s respiratory tract. The horse’s respiratory tract is designed to warm and humidify air by the time air reaches the lungs. Intense exercise (anything more than a walk) speeds up and deepens breaths so that air is not as warm or humid when it reaches the lungs which can cause damage to the lower respiratory tracts. It has been discovered in multiple studies that respiratory tracts in horses can become damaged by breathing cold air starting around 23 degrees Fahrenheit, damage to lower respiratory tracts was found 48 hours after exercise, including elevated white blood cell counts and inflammatory proteins as well as narrowing of the tracts.

Moving on to your horse’s cardiovascular system (heart). The cardiovascular system react to cold by increasing the blood pressure and heart rate. It also reduces the amount of blood that flows closest to the skin in order to preserve core body temperature. The reduced blood flow to the skin can lead to frostbite. This lack of blood leads to the eventual freezing and death of skin tissue in the affected areas. Again, it is probably wise to reduce the intensity of your ride so that your horse’s heart does not have to work so hard.

And last but not least your horse’s muscles and joints. Muscles take longer to warm up in the cold weather and arthritic joints may ache and need more time to loosen up. During exercise in the cold, your horse’s muscles require more energy at a faster rate in order for them to function as they would under less extreme conditions. The cold temperature effects the temperature of your horse’s muscles greatly affecting the muscles’ ability to contract. This can leave muscles more vulnerable to fatigue and strains, as cold muscles are less elastic and don’t absorb shock or impact as well as warm muscles. Cold muscles are also less responsive to signals from the nervous system so movements are less coordinated.

So in conclusion it is best to avoid exercise (trotting, cantering and jumping) when temperatures are under 20 degrees F, stick with walking and make sure to properly cool your horse down.


We have shared this before, but it is always interesting to see how old our horses are in human years...especially as they change.
This week our 26 year old has just been diagnosed with Ring Bone and I was devastated, then I realised that he is "75 1/2 yrs old" so of course he will have some degeneration, but just like my Dad I think he's invincible.💪
Today our youngest horse turns effectively 18....and we all know about 18 year old males 😂


Not too hard to unload those cowboys! Lol.


Staff Sergeant Reckless was a decorated war horse who held official rank in the United States military. During the Korean War, she carried ammunition to the front lines and rescued wounded soldiers.
She was purchased by members of the United States Marine Corps in October 1952 for $250 from a young Korean boy. The horse's breeding was thought to be primarily Mongolian though she did have some features, particularly the shape of her head, that were similar to horses of Thoroughbred lineage. She was small, standing only 14 hands and weighing 900 pounds. The Marines renamed her "Reckless" as a contraction of the name of the Recoilless rifle and a nod to the daredevil attitude associated with those who used the gun.
Reckless was taught battlefield survival skills such as how not to become entangled in barbed wire and to lie down when under fire. She learned to run for a bunker upon hearing the cry, "incoming!" The platoon called it her "hoof training" and "hoof camp". The horse was initially kept in a pasture near the encampment. Reckless had a gentle disposition and soon developed such a rapport with the troops that she was allowed to freely roam about the camp and entered tents at will, sometimes sleeping inside with the troops, and even lying down next to Latham's warm tent stove on cold nights. She was fond of a wide variety of food, entertaining the platoon by eating scrambled eggs and drinking Coca-Cola and beer. Food could not be left unattended around her. She was known to eat bacon, buttered toast, chocolate bars, hard candy, shredded wheat, peanut butter sandwiches and mashed potatoes. However, the platoon was advised that she not be given more than two bottles of Coke a day. Her tastes were not confined to foodstuffs; she once ate her horse blanket, and on another occasion ate $30 worth of her trainer Latham's winning poker chips.
Reckless's baptism under fire came at a place called Hedley's Crotch, near the villages of Changdan and Kwakchan. Though loaded down with six recoilless rifle shells, she initially "went straight up" and all four feet left the ground the first time the Recoilless Rifle was fired. When she landed she started shaking, but her handler calmed her down. The second time the gun fired she merely snorted, and by the end of the mission that day, she appeared calm and was seen trying to eat a discarded helmet liner. She even appeared to take an interest in the operation of the weapon.
When learning a new delivery route, Reckless would only need someone to lead her a few times. Afterward, she would make the trips on her own.
Reckless’ most significant accomplishment was during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in the final stages of the Korean War between US and Chinese armed forces in March 1953.
During this five-day bloody battle, which is estimated to have cost the lives of 1,000 American and 2,000 Chinese soldiers, Reckless made 51 trips to resupply the guns with ammunition on one day alone.
All in all, the small mare carried 386 rounds of ammunition, weighing almost 4,000 kilograms, by walking more than 35 miles through rice paddies and steep mountain trails. After unloading the ammunition, Reckless would carry the wounded soldiers back down to safety, despite getting injured twice herself; once when she was hit by shrapnel over the left eye and another time on her left flank.
Astonishingly, Reckless did all of this mostly by herself whilst being under heavy enemy fire.
After the war, she was allowed to come to the United States where she was the guest of honor at a Marine Banquet. Reckless retired from active service with full military honors at Camp Pendleton on November 10, 1960. She was provided free quarters and feed in lieu of retirement pay, per Marine Corps documents. Her permanent home was with the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton where she lived out her days. She produced 4 foals during her retirement at Camp Pendleton.
She was awarded 2 Purple Hearts as well as 8 other Medals of Honor.
Reckless developed arthritis in her back as she aged and injured herself by falling into some barbed wire fence. She died while under sedation while her wounds were being treated. She was estimated to be about 20 years old at the time of her death.
There is a plaque and photo commemorating her at the Camp Pendleton stables. On May 12, 2018, a bronze statue of Sergeant Reckless was placed and dedicated in the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Kentucky. Reckless is considered to be one of the greatest American War Horses of all time.


*NEW* Missing Horse Alert ~ $10,000 REWARD for MISSING HORSE NAMED JESSE - SARVER, PA, 16055 | NETPOSSE ID #4224
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Name: Jesse Gender: Mare Breed: Clydesdale Age: Approx 10

Last seen: 4/26/21

Photos from Oakwood Veterinary Service's post

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Peterson Farm Bros

Peterson Farm Bros

If this isn't the most accurate meme of 2020...

(Source unknown)

The Working Horse Magazine

The Working Horse Magazine

6666 Ranches up for sale, says Lubbock brokerage firm
6666 Ranches up for sale, says Lubbock brokerage firm

6666 Ranches up for sale, says Lubbock brokerage firm

After 150 years under the ownership of the Burnett family, the three properties of the 6666 Ranch are up for sale, according to Lubbock brokerage firmChas. S Middleton and Son. Sam Middleton, the broker handling the sale, said Tuesday the ranch is being sold in accordance with the will of Anne Burne...

Take care of those who take care of you.

Take care of those who take care of you.

The horse does not know his score, at the end of the dressage test. Only, that he went along, just as he was ridden. Lazy by nature he tried only as much as he knew would be insisted on. However, being pretty and relaxed, as well as a relatively good mover, has earned him many points and blue ribbons in the past. His young rider though, has ambitions, and he cannot meet them. He will be put on the market and then sold.

The horse does not know... the time on the clock, at the end of the jumping round. All she knows is that she tried, even though some of the lines ridden to the fence depended on her heart, to clear them. She knows, that some of the spots where she left the ground, were hard to navigate a fence from. She only knows that it is her job is to jump what is in front of her. She trusts her riders guidance to help her, to do that job.

The horse does not know... a fraction of a second divides the winners and the losers in the rodeo barrel racing finals. He does not know that less than 16 seconds of his efforts could earn enough cash to keep him in hay and grain for the rest of his life. All he knows is that he must apply all his efforts into a very concentrated time span, and that the young lady that rides him is his very best friend.

The horse does not know... losing this race might put his very life in jeopardy. He knows his leg hurts and so do his lungs. He knows he is not the fastest horse out here. He is trying his hardest and some of the others are just coasting and he still cannot keep up. He knows he must run, because that is what he was born, and trained, to do. He does not know that this is his last race and two weeks from now his life will be over.

The horse does not know... now that summer camp is done and the last of the children have returned to school, that she is an expense. One that will not be maintained through the winter. She does not know that the auction she has been sent to has no buyers for a horse like her. She knows she will do as she is asked and so when the others who share her fate, climb onto the trailer that smells of fear and of death, she obediently climbs on too.

The horse does not know... growing old in a pasture, or a stall, is not a right, that all horses enjoy. His owners are old too, and they cannot care for him... and themselves. He knows he has been a member of this family and has lived here at this farm, for as long as he can remember.
Sure his joints ache a bit and he would rather saunter than gallop these days. The family members of his humans do not consider him part of their family. They give him to a man that says he wants a companion horse for his wife’s gelding. There is no wife and there is no gelding. Twenty four hours later he is on a truck bound for Mexico.

The world is simple to a horse. They take each day as it comes and none of them...trained or or losers...unstarted or retired, deserve to get on a slaughter bound truck. However each year, thousands and thousands do. It is up to each of us to do what we can for those with no voice of their own. Educate yourself and others. Care for your horses, rehome responsibly, pay for your horses retirement, or pay to euthanize them. Check out your local rescue and get involved.

Be the change that must occur in the equine industry so we can all look up, smile and say. “ I am...part of the solution.”

And, this is why you don’t mount from behind! Did know some people who did of this though... they’re lucky this didn’t h...

And, this is why you don’t mount from behind! Did know some people who did of this though... they’re lucky this didn’t happen!

Carpe Diem Equestrian

Carpe Diem Equestrian

“Parents, let your daughters grow up to be horse girls, because they will learn quickly and repeatedly that life isn’t fair, that hard work is often trumped by Lady Luck, and that every defeat, no matter how terrible, is temporary. Let them dream big and kick on. Let them learn confidence, grace and grit. Let them build big muscles and strong backs.

Let your daughters grow up in the barn. Let them learn that buckets need filling and stalls need cleaning, even when it’s raining, even when it’s frozen, even when they have a different idea for how the day should go.

Teach them to drive trucks and trailers and ATVs. Teach them to change tires and wrap legs and give shots. And let them leave a spur mark, or a bit rub, or a bandage bow, and let them deal with the shame of causing pain to an animal they love.

Let them grow up with horses and with good horse people, because it will teach them to be humble, and to be resilient, and to be brave.”

Written by Lauren Spreiser for Chronicle of the Horse

She’s lucky. That pony didn’t really try to kill her, it was just a little mad at her. But luckily it didn’t take her he...
Video: Woman Kicked By Wild Assateague Horse After She Hits The Horse With Shovel

She’s lucky. That pony didn’t really try to kill her, it was just a little mad at her. But luckily it didn’t take her head off. What a dumb ass she was and TOTALLY deserved what she got. Idiot.

A woman was kicked by a horse after she hit the wild Assateague horse with a shovel, according to a video posted on social media.

On Barn Closures due to Quarantine Orders
On Barn Closures due to Quarantine Orders

On Barn Closures due to Quarantine Orders

In the past few days, many states have announced stay-at-home orders. In many places, this has meant that equestrian facilities, as “non-essential businesses” have had to close, cancel lessons, and…

Very true

Very true

I love You To The Barn And Back

I love You To The Barn And Back

This is spot on, and, in my opinion, sad, too. The “now way” teaches zero responsibility to any child that rides.
Getting Ready for Equitation Finals—Then vs. Now

This is spot on, and, in my opinion, sad, too. The “now way” teaches zero responsibility to any child that rides.

Across America, “Regionals” are well underway as the competition heats up for this year’s Equitation Finals. Kim Ablon Whitney and Jennifer Stiller take a moment to reflect back on The Finals of yesteryear and how it compares to today… Then After you drop off Jennifer at the barn for the ent...

Oklahoma Memes

Oklahoma Memes

Wilkinson Farrier Services

Wilkinson Farrier Services

Exciting things coming to Wilkinson Farrier Services.

FormaHoof is a innovative podiatry system which creates stability and provides support to the compromised limb through the healing process.

It has the natural foot shape and function. It allows the horse’s foot to naturally heal and regrow, while in a protective layer of flexible FormaHoof ® AP. It is used for rehab applications and as a general hoof protection. Some cases that are addressed with this system are:

1. High/Low Heel Syndrome - Rebuild the heels to get the correct biomechanics back into the foot.

2. Quarter Cracks - Stabilize and protect the hoof capsule to allow the crack to grow out.

3. White line disease - Once the affected area has been removed and/or cleaned, medication can be applied prior to applying the FormaHoof system. The FormaHoof system will keep the medication in place and seal it off from any bacteria, dirt or debris, protecting and stabilizing the hoof capsule while it heals.

4. Chronic Laminitis - Helps create sole depth and stability to the recovering hoof capsule. Medication can also be applied under the application.

Feel free to contact us to set up your consultation. ❤️



Prince River Farm South

Prince River Farm South

Eagle Ridge Equine-Farrier Service

Eagle Ridge Equine-Farrier Service

I was at the university a few days ago working on a draft horse who came out of sedation just long enough to kick me through a stall door. So, I’m taking today off to both feel sorry for myself and to draft out my experiences as a moving target.

Horse Kicks 101

Even when you work on very well trained and gentle horses, getting kicked is somewhat of an occupational hazard as a farrier. Sometimes it’s out of fear or pain, sometimes it’s by mistake, and on occasion even good horses have bad days. Whatever the reason, the resulting world of hurt for us comparatively soft and squishy monkeys is the same. However, just how badly one is injured can depend a lot on the conviction and breed of the offending (or offended) critter.

The breed voted most likely to knock you across the aisle way in high school would be the American thoroughbred. Like most things in Europe, the European thoroughbreds seem to have a more level head about them. Much like myself, the American TB (especially the on-track race horse) is a rather high strung critter whose environment has made them prone to both panicked flight and personal injury. When they kick it’s powerful, wildly unpredictable, but accurate, and always followed by the snapping of the cross ties as they gallop to perceived safety screaming “I’m a racehorse! I am a racehorse!” as they disappear down the driveway.

Next on the list of crazies is the Arabian horse, especially the Egyptians. It’s my theory that their small dished heads compress their brains, making them prone to hallucinations. The larger the dish, the more likely they are to mistake a blowing leaf for a horse-eating dragon. When they kick it’s completely unpredictable, light, but deadly fast. The Arab will also gallop to safety, but that’s likely 50 or more miles away. Also, one should be aware that when the leaf monster presents itself the Arabian has the ability to to teleport its way to safety.

The American Quarter Horse is the labrador of the equine industry. They are cool tempered and unexcitable. Snakes, rogue cows, or even that mounted migrant worker commonly known as a cowboy shooting off their backs rarely gets them to raise more than an eyebrow. If you do managed to get kicked by one of these guys you (or someone they felt very strongly about) likely deserved it. Unlike Arabs or thoroughbreds, when they kick something they meant to do it. While they might not be as fast as their caffeinated cousins their blows come down with the accuracy and might of Thor’s hammer. They always accompany their mighty blows with a inquisitive yet judgmental expression to suggest “did you learn something today?”

Draft horses are best described as gentle giants. They are kind, forgiving and dumb as a box of rocks. If you are unlucky enough to be walloped by one of these tanks it’s likely because they forgot you were there. What the draft horse lacks in conviction they make up for in brute force. Accuracy and speed doesn’t really matter that much when dropping nuclear warheads.

Ponies… I am convinced the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will be charging in on the burning fury of pony hooves. It really doesn’t matter what you did or didn’t do, ponies will kick simply because they can. They are a weapon of equal opportunity. What they lack in brute force they make up for in quantity. So much quantity…

Donkeys/mules are not horses, and they will be sure to remind you of that fact should you forget. They are even tempered, but unforgiving. It doesn’t take a very big donkey to carry a grudge. When they feel you are deserving of capital punishment they have no qualms about dishing out. They are the ninja snipers of the equine world. One shot, one kill is the donkey’s motto. If one of Hell’s own minions fires a shot at you and misses it was only a warning. When they strike their hooves rip the very fabric of time and space to arrive faster than the speed of light.

(Please understand that not every Arabian is crazy and not every draft horse is dumb. These are lighthearted stereotypes that come from my personal observations and experiences gathered over my 12 years standing behind the anvil. I know they will not be true of every horse. )

Carry on.


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