1st Annual Harvey Robbins Rodeo Roundup 2014

Join Beverly Robbins and other organizers at this 1st Annual Harvey Robbins Rodeo Roundup in Tuscumbia, Alabama, May 15-17, 2014.  This event is put on in memory of Beverly’s father, Harvey Robbins, who was instrumental in the renovation of the town of Tuscumbia:

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Friday Fun #85 – Fun with Mules!

All week Alabama Horse Talk focused on mules and mulemanship, as well as some of the mule trainers.  Thursday shared tips for training mules and Tuesday brought an Alabama Horse Talk Radio interview with Marc Dixon of Dixon Stables in Athens, who practices natural horsemanship and balanced mulemanship. One thing I learned this week is [...]

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Thursday Tips and Trivia #100 – Mule Training Tips

Mule Training Tips – Pulling on a mule may make him pull just as hard or harder on you. Give a mule time to think and respond. Realize mules are very intelligent and cannot necessarily be forced to do as you ask.  They have to want to. Reward progress.  Give a reason to move or [...]

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Wednesday Wisdom #78 – Marc Dixon

Alabama Horse Talk recently interviewed Marc Dixon of Dixon Stables in Athens, Alabama: Alabama Horse Talk:  What is your history with horses/mules and your role in Alabama’s equine world? Marc Dixon:  I guess I have been riding all my life. I have been showing and training horses since the age of ten. When I was [...]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #85 – Mulemanship Trends

Mules are known as the “work horses” of the equine world.  A cross between horse and donkey that have different numbers of chromosomes, mules generally are sterile. It is possible for a Molly mule to become pregnant, although it rarely occurs naturally. Mules have characteristics of both the horse and the donkey physically, including the [...]

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Vet Call with Dr E #3 – Emergencies/Lacerations

Alabama Horse Talk’s new radio segment, Vet Call with Dr. E, presents veterinary tips and practices once a month on Alabama Horse Talk Radio. Dr. Jud Easterwood is an equine veterinary specialist currently with a mobile vet practice.  He is building a new vet clinic facility, Easterwood Equine Hospital, located in Calera, Alabama, off Exit 228 [...]

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