Know Your Pasture Plants

We were very fortunate to have Bridget Stice, Polk County Agricultural Extension Agent, speak to us at our May meeting.  She identified plants that members brought in, handed out posters of poisonous plants, and recommended containment and eradication practices.  Polk County residents can email picture of plants to Bridget (bcarlis@ufl.edu) for identification or, with enough… Continue reading Know Your Pasture Plants

Protect Yourself on the Trail

Two Florida Sport Horse Club members recently took a “Mounted Self-Defense” class from Mark of Suncoast Equine, Emerald Oaks Ranch in Webster, FL.  It was eye-opening, and definitely worth the time and money.  The attached document has some of the tips learned;  an online video shows just a few of the things taught.  http://www.horsenation.com/2015/03/31/mounted-self-defense-know-how-to-protect-yourself-on-horseback/.  Be… Continue reading Protect Yourself on the Trail