Redmond’s story begins in 1958, when a prolonged drought forced two brothers to abandon their farm in central Utah. Aware that Native Americans had once harvested salt rock from their farmland, Milo and Lamar Bosshardt borrowed a little money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a determination to provide for their families. Their salt deposit provided a naturally-balanced mineral salt that local ranchers credited for healthier herds. Read More
We rescued our wonderful mare, Star, nearly 13 years ago when she was 12 years old, suffering from the aftermath of terrible abuse, and pregnant. She’d been through some awful times (and has the scars to prove it), but was still wanting so much to love and trust. Horses are remarkable that way, aren’t they? She gave birth to her daughter, Nova, about three months after joining our family and they both still live in our pasture along with their sidekick, a miniature donkey named Bobby Sue. Read More
Most horse owners know that a hydrated horse is a healthy horse, but how to keep a horse hydrated is not always fully understood. Here are four common myths when it comes to hydration:
There is a certain magic that happens between horse and rider when it comes time to move up to preparing for and executing their first 100 mile ride.
The training hours consume the rider and all thoughts throughout the day drift to their mount. Some days it’s a euphoric dreamlike state, recalling the most recent accomplishment that makes the rider feel that the goal is within reach. Other days it’s more of a neurotic, paranoia where the rider frets over the littlest of things trying to find a reason for some negative turn of events with their horse.
As a trainer and an active competitor, my love for horses goes beyond words. I have always had horses in my life and cannot imagine there will ever be time when they are not. While I can attest to the bond and partnership one has with their horse, at the age of 26 I have also come to realize there is a bond and partnership that comes from being the leader of a team. And what better a team than one that shares the love for a horse!