Flexn’ Fork Ad – Mar 2018

Tessa gives a personal endorsement for using the Flexn’ Fork manure fork as a shedding tool. Made by Equi-Tee Manufacturing in the Rogue Valley, these are the world’s best manure forks.

A Purrfect Cat Christmas

Alpha cat and Charlie cat loved having Anne visit us for Christmas. From playing under the Christmas tree, to snuggling on the couch and sharing our bed, the cats made our Christmas special. We Share the Earth by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with the permission of the artist.

Playing with Connection with Anne – Feb 2018

Anne and I had a blast playing with connection with our horses over Christmas. We strengthened our bond by sitting in a chair without treats 30 feet from the horses’ haynets. The horses would join us in moments, asking for scratches and giving us kisses. We invited the horses to play with us at liberty on the ground in the arena and Kami, Tessa and Taxi left off grazing during their turnouts on the pasture to beg Anne to play with them. The joy they exuded as they played together was fantastic. Kami ran at liberty with us as we took a trail ride and led us to a rose bush to snack on rose hips. I took off halter and reins and rode Tori at Givan Ranch with just a neck string, with both of us relishing our freedom and mutual trust. I love the connection we have built with our horses and how they choose to be with us, choose to follow our feel and play with us. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Music by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with permission of the artist.

Playing with Freedom with Nadja – Jan 2018

Some of my favorite times with horses are when we play with freedom: having a horse run at liberty with us as we trail ride, taking off halters and reins and riding a trail with just a neck string, riding in the pasture bareback and with a neck string or with nothing at all on the horse, cantering down an ocean beach or playing at liberty on the ground with a horse. It brings me tremendous joy to have my horse choose me, choose to follow my feel and play with me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Music by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with permission of the artist.

Mystique and Tsumago – Jan 2018

Mystique, a lovely black Peruvian Paso mare, arrived in mid December and a week later Tsumago, a long yearling Appaloosa, arrived at the ranch.  Two horses in a strange place and not yet accepted by the herd, lonely and scared until they found each other and formed a deep friendship.  Music by Mary Ann Kennedy is used with the permission of the artist.

Treating Equine Melanomas with Cannabis Oil – A Case Study – Nov 2017

This video is a photographic case study on treating equine melanomas with Cannabis Oil, based on a year long treatment of my 16 year old Paso Fino mare, Tori. In August 2016, Tori had so many tumors on her anus and in her rectum that she could only pass single balls of manure and was in pain as she did so and the black tar oozing from those tumors coated her silver tail and legs black. I started daily washing her perineum, drying it and applying a coat of Cannabis Oil to the surface of the skin. The video shows monthly photos taken of the tumors as I applied daily cannabis oil to the surface of her anus. the strain I used is called “Frost” and has 11% THC and 0% CBD. After about a year, it appeared that the tumors were trying to regrow and I started syringing 3-5 ccs of Cannabis Oil into her mouth each day in addition to treating the tumors directly. In January 2018, I switched to using a Cannabis Oil strain called “Swiss” that has 6% THC and 11.7 % CBD. That strain appears to be working even better than Frost, with the combination of THC and CBD being more effective than THC alone. The photos clearly show that the tumors reduced in number and size over the time cannabis was used. It is my hope that veterinary colleges will view this video and undertake research to determine which strains of cannabis and what characteristics of THC and CBD are most effective at treating equine melanomas. If you have questions about Tori’s treatment or want copies of these photos, please contact me at jackieadecker@aol.com.

Nadja’s 2017 Mystic Ranch Visit – Sept 2017

This is a video highlighting Nadja’s 2017 visit to Mystic Ranch, including trail rides to Givan Ranch, beach rides at Crescent Beach, jumping horses, riding horses bareback and with a neck string and playing at liberty. Music is by Mary Ann Kennedy and is used with the permission of the artist.