Recently in our horse group on Equine Talk we had a contest as I prepared a photo calendar for 2014. These pictures were submitted and the calendar can be obtained for downloading on the Facebook Equine Talk Group Page in a PDF

Darla Lambertz’s Memories

February 4, 2014

When a close friend of mine suffered a stroke I had to make this video to let her know we have a lot of good memories with the horses and other friends.

Welcome To Florida

February 4, 2014

With the folks up north stuck in ice and snow I want you to know that there is a place where you can enjoy life.

Teach Me

February 4, 2014

This is a video of how my horses can help children in their life. Remember that an animal will never lie to you and will always love you. Sort of the same relationship that you can have with God is found in a relationship with a horse or other animal.

Some of My Life’s Rewards

February 4, 2014

This video is to show how I am rewarded by my animals every day.

It has come time to again instruct people in how to build the proper deer stand so that all will be prepared for the high water this year.

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How to make a Deer Stand

Start with a small to medium size camping trailer.

Drag it out to a likely hunting area.

Jam some poles in the ground.



Use a couple of tractors with loaders.


Raise ‘er WAY UP (and chain ‘er down!).


Drink a beer or two and step back to admire your work.


Build a deck

(so you’ll have a place to sit and drink another beer).


Build some nice stairs so you don’t have

to fall down a ladder while drinking your beer.


Practice shooting deer with a piece

of lumber while popping another top

Enjoy a steak & taters dinner with your beer! 

And get your camera ready to take pictures 

of the deer because guns aren’t allowed in these woods

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Do You Understand What the Horse says?


The sparkle of life has long since left my tired eyes
Years of neglect have brought me here
A steel hand is all that I have felt
The bang of an auction gavel sealed my fate
The huge steel truck stands before me
But a golden ray of sunshine comes upon me
A soft voice whispers in my drooping ears
A gentle hand touches my tired withers
Although I flinch, I do not feel the sting of a whip
Calming words and a soothing voice ease my fears
A halter and lead rope are gently placed on me
Another trailer stands before me now, I am urged to go inside
I struggle with fear and pull back hard on the rope
Awaiting harsh words and whip lashes, I pull harder
But no harsh words hurt my ears
No sting from…

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What Is a Seizure Alert Dog?

Since I obtained my first Seizure Alert/Response Dog I have had many people ask me just that question.

A seizure alert dog has the ability to warn a person of an impending seizure moments or hours before the person has clinical signs of a seizure. When trained to have safe, reliable behavior in public, seizure alert dogs can be service dogs for people with disabilities.

How Do Dogs Know a Person Is Going to Have a Seizure? 

This is a question that has yet to be answered. Right now, all the evidence about this phenomenon that has been gathered is anecdotal. There seems to be at least 2 distinct phases of altering behavior. First, the dog recognizes that a seizure is going to occur. Then the dog physically reacts to that perception. Several hypothesis have been proposed as to what a dog…

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The Story of Two Horses

July 20, 2013

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The Story of Two Horses

Just up the road from my home is a
field, with two horses in it.

From a distance, each horse looks like
any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice
something quite amazing….

Looking into the eyes of one horse
will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down,
but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you
will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound,
you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a
small bell

It lets the blind friend know where
the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two
you’ll see…

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July 19, 2013

DSCN1351MY DOGS SECRET 2untitled6Herbie the Lovebug in Action

Sometimes when we feel down and depressed we think that there is not one person who cares about us.  But, when you have horses, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and other animals around that have survived the worst in neglect and abuse you learn from them that in life there is always a glimmer of hope.

My animals are all survivors and through them I learned that I too could be a survivor last year when I was diagnosed with cancer. Apollo attended the surgery in the operating room for the biopsy with me. Apollo attended every radiation treatment with me. When I would get home from the hospital the Love Shack would meet me and gently place his head on my shoulder to comfort me and inspect the progress.

When the radiation created a sunburn and blisters on my throat, Herbie took his huge tongue and licked my throat to give me comfort. Ogelita would come up and lick the top of my head as if to give me a massage.

Now to everyone’s surprise, the treatment has worked and there is no longer any sign of any cancer in my body. I can’t say but I do believe that it was all because of the support of my animals that wanted to share their survivor status with me.

I just want you to know that when you are down and depressed that LIFE DOES GO ON.

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