DIY Christmas horse crafts: a horse lovers dream

Almost every horse lover I know is pretty crafty.

With the Holiday season coming up fast, I thought you might like this YouTube video on how to make this Christmas horse reef yourself.

Christmas horse reef:  How fun and it is way too adorable.
Christmas horse reef from Roberta at Knot-a-Tail

Be the envy of your horse loving friends.

I have also been saving DIY Horse craft ideas on Pinterest that is fun and always being updated.

Come for a visit and let your imagination go.

I also have a board for Horse shoe nails and Barbed wire ideas.  Some are so amazing.  Lots and lots of ideas to take your passion to new heights.

I hope you join me as you get ready for the Holidays.

Have a Happy Holiday season.

Just WHINNNNNY and enjoy the ride!

Daily Oats: Livin for the whinny


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Never barrel race your pleasure horse

It has rained for three days just prior to the our club’s yearly horse show.  Everything was under water when we arrived.   A few of the men rounded-up some shovels and dug  some trenches to help drain the water from the Arena.

I hung out with a few other riders, and we sat along side of the arena, just waiting for someone to hit the dirt.  We were actually taking bets on which  rider would be the dirtiest by the end of the day.   Not good, I know, but this was in my younger, more naive days.

After each event, we  would giggle and carry on, just knowing by the end of the day, someone would be wearing that mud.

It was one of those days, that my seasoned pleasure  horse was doing fairly well, and I was in for the running of the high point trophy, which meant that I would have to game my pleasure horse if I wanted to take  the “All Around Trophy’ home.

I found a snaffle bit for  Punky and we  were  in for a fun afternoon of playing games.

I could not beleive it, but by the end of the day, the two of us had taken ribbons home in every event and a lot of them were Blue.

It was the last event and  because of a timer malfunction, I was about to be the last rider of the day and no one had hit the dirt yet.   Our names were called, we were up and off I went.   I plowed reined that pleasure horse around the first barrel and then the second.   The  mud was bad, but I heard the crowd cheering us on  as I can out of the second turn.  Without thinking,   I slapped  that horse to make him move just a little faster.

Big mistake. We rounded the last barrel, and with mud flying in every direction, that old pleasure horse just decided he was going to get the heck out of there and to my great surprise,  he dug in and  scooted for home.  He dug into the mud for all he was worth.  I never in my life saw that old guy run so fast, ever.

It was amazing, unfortunately,  in that  instant, we departed company.

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I was sitting on the ground, in the worst mud puddle of the all, dug deep from every horse  digging into that third turn.   I was covered from head to toe, no clean spots left,  my long dark brown hair dripping and caked entirely  with mud.

The next thing I saw  was my friend Danny was  ponying back  my horse.   His  clean cowboy hat dipped very low to hide his face and  the fact that  he just couldn’t stop  laughing.

The only thing I hurt was my pride so I picked up my mud socked hat,  shock off as much mud as I possible could and climbed back into the saddle dripping with mud.  I turned to  wave good-bye to a cheering crowd and started to laugh my head off.

That day as stuck with me for 40 years.

This was a perfect demonstration of manifesting what we think about in our lives.

Do you know what the Moral of the  story is?

Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it, even if it is a mud bath wished for someone else.

Thoughts becomes things, so think the good ones.

Change your life think about how great a morning whinny makes you feel,   and “BECOME” the Whinny!

Greet the world like your horse greets you, as if there is no tomorrow.


Daily Oats: Food for the Horse lover’s soul

Totally just for fun…. a Facebook quiz:
“How horse crazy are you?

Love Roberta

Roberta Edstrom

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Please join me on Facebook. We certainly are not the largest horse group on Facebook, but I guarantee we have the most horse giggles around.

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Published in: on March 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm  Comments (1)  

Honored equine

Daily Oats:  food for the Horse lovers soul

Too few times in our life time do we get honored for our achievements especially within the horse world.  One show leads to another with ribbons and honors hanging on bedroom walls for few to see.  Both simple and great deeds remain unnoticed  by the horse world for the animal and the handler.

I want to let you know that we care about what you have accomplished.

Check out our newest Honored Equine page.

If you have Knot-A-Tail’s next honored equine or know of someone who does, just let us  know.

Stop by and visit Knot-A-Tail’s Honored equine Page.

These are great reads about great horse and some mules.

Just for today, tell us what you have accomplished.

Share the fears that you have overcome to have the life with your horse.

Remember: Be the whinny
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Daily Oats: Food for the Horse lover’s soul

Love Roberta

Roberta Marie Edstrom
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Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm  Comments (3)  
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The power within

Daily Oats: food for the horse lover’s soul.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Just for today, I will find a way, no matter how small, to make a difference in someones life.   I have the compete power to touch someone’s life and make a change.  Now that is power and being powerful.

Won’t you join me?

Image, you standing next to your horse, and he so gently tucks his chin over your shoulder and pulls you close.  Within that silence, your two souls collide.  Your arms so quickly fly around him to hug him back.  The power of the horse comes from within his open, loving  heart and so does ours.  Let it shine.   It is far to easy to hide how powerful we truly are behind our pain.

Today, I will leave my fear at the barn door, and Cowgirl-up to create the life I was meant to live.

How about you?  Join me.

For today, capture the spirit of the horse within.

Love Roberta

Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm  Comments (2)  
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Never give up

Daily Oats: food for the horse lover’s soul.

Since the horse has arrived on this earth, he has never given up.  From the mustang fighting for his survival to the millions of spoiled show horses, it is not within their spirit to quit.

I need to remember that lesson from my horse.  Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential  each one of us crazy horse people are capable of becoming.

For today, I will find a way to be more than I thought.  A horse will never listen to his stall mates tell him he can not take his rider to the next level.   Your horse  always knows he can do more, it is just his nature and he will never question that fact, Never!

How about you??  How many times, just today did you question if you could do more?

Remember your life is your message to the world, make it loud and clear.

Let the Horse-A-Holic in you shine to the entire world and never listen to your stall mates tell you it is impossible.

I believe in you.

Love Roberta

Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm  Comments (1)  
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brand new horse

My Daily Oats: food for the horse lovers  Soul:

“I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”      – Edward Everett Hale

Just for today,  I am off to do what ever I can to brighten at least one person’s day, to do something.

Even if all I can offer is hope.   How about you?

What  I have learned in my lifetime, is the one fact, that it takes so little,  such a short moment,  a listening ear, an offer of hope, a sincere compliment to chance a life forever.   I want to be that change.

If you find this hard, just pretend they are your brand new horse, just one of a different color and be inspired.  Just remember to give them a whinny.

Just take a moment to add  some daily oats to feed the souls of those around you.

Bring your carrots with you and share a few.

Love Roberta

Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Santa and the Christmas Horse

Fun Cowboy Santa and the Christmas Horse Story

Merry Christmas from me to you.

Enjoy your life and the fact that you are a total Horse-A-Holic

Love Roberta

Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 4:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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From my horse, I gain my strength

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. What is it that you can not do? You might not believe this, but mine is getting to close to people. Horses are way safer.

I think I will find a human to spend part of the day with today. What do I have to lose. What’s yours? Love your daily oats Roberta

Published in: on December 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm  Comments (1)  
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Sweet nickers

I think I am like a Tea bag, I never know my own strength until I am hot water and around here, trust me I can get in a lot of hot water.

Just for today, I think I will add a Little Honey, just to sweeten thing up a little.

How about you, can you find the sweetness in you life. Besides, there is nothing as the sweetness of the  morning nicker from my horses.

So go to the barn and get yourself a morning nicker and have a very Sweet day.   No matter how much hot water you may thing you are in just one nicker from your favorite horse and all your fears will melt away.

Love Roberta

Published in: on December 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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