All I Really Need to Know, I Learned From a Horse

There is no greater relief than a good scratch where it is needed.

Standing under the apple tree will probably score some treats, but the chances for bump on the head are also high.

Your true friends will always help out, even standing head-to-tail during fly season.

There are gopher holes in every pasture. Watch for them, but don’t let that stop you from a run through the grass.

Napping on your feet does have its advantages.

Life is not like a Budweiser commercial. Get over it.

When trouble is nipping at your heels, you can kick or you can run. Being decisive might give you time for both.

Is it any wonder why sugar cubes get better results than spurs?

When you spook at imaginary squirrels around every corner, you generally get left behind on the next trail ride.

The Kentucky Derby winner will be remembered for a while, but if you are important to a child, you will be legendary.


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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