Showing posts with label HORSE SENSE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HORSE SENSE. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

None Truly Win Until We All Win

There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.
“Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all...
-Call it power of collectivity...
-Call it a principle of success...
-Call it a law of life.
The fact is, none of us truly wins, until we all win!!

Hocking Hills State Park is a state park in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio, United States; in some areas adjoining the Hocking State Forest. Within the park are over 25 miles of hiking trails, rock formations, waterfalls, and recess caves.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome To Wall Drug…South Dakota… (Wisdom & Advice)










DSC_0228 Hope you feel a little smarter. If you don’t the backdoor is that way. VISIT WALL DRUG IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Thought For Today

MQTlogoa Hope you have a “Quality Time” day.. This photo came to me in in an email and I like it.


joetodd2021_thumb I should have been wearing a cowboy hat and belt buckle.. LOL

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Friday, October 10, 2014

The Budweiser Clydesdales at The Fairfield County Fair

MQTlogoa Linda and I spent a wonderful Wednesday afternoon at the Fairfield County Fair and had a great visit with the Budweiser Clydesdales.


”Ten horses, the famous red, white and gold beer wagon and other essential equipment are
transported in three 50-foot tractor-trailers. Cameras in the trailers (with monitors in the cabs)
enable the drivers to keep a watchful eye on their precious cargo during transport. The team stops
each night at local stables so the “gentle giants” can rest. Air-cushion suspension and thick rubber
flooring in the trailers ease the rigors of traveling.” VIDEO: Budweiser Clydesdales: Handling Travel Stress.


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”Farmers living in the 19th century along the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire, Scotland,
bred the Great Flemish Horse, the forerunner of the Clydesdale. These first draft horses pulled
loads of more than 1 ton at a walking speed of five miles per hour. Soon their reputation spread
beyond the Scottish borders.
In the mid-1800s, Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to the United
States where the draft horses resumed their existence on farms. Today, the Clydesdales are used primarily for breeding and show.”

100_9220 “ THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES They were formally introduced to August A. Busch Sr. and Anheuser-Busch on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. August A. Busch Jr. wanted to commemorate the special day. To his father’s delight, the hitch thundered down Pestalozzi Street carrying the first case of post-Prohibition beer from the St. Louis brewery.”


“Driving the 12 tons of wagon and horses requires quite a bit of strength and skill. The 40 pounds of
reins the driver holds, plus the tension of the reins, equals 75 pounds. All hitch drivers are put
through a rigorous training period before they are given the reins.”

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”Each harness and collar weighs approximately 130 pounds. The harness is handcrafted from brass
and leather. Pure linen thread is used for the stitching. The harness is made to fit any horse, but the collars come in different sizes and must be individually fitted like a suit of clothes.”


”Each hitch horse will consume as much as 20 to 25 quarts of whole grains, minerals and
vitamins, 50 to 60 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.”


”Turn-of-the-century beer wagons have been meticulously restored and are kept in excellent
repair. The wagons are equipped with two braking systems: a hydraulic pedal device that
slows the vehicle for turns and descents down hills, and a hand brake that locks the rear
wheels when the wagon is at a halt.”


100_9235 "It's quite an accomplishment for Fairfield County," fair manager David Benson said. "They don't appear at many county fairs — it's a lot of state fairs. They do a lot of national (events). READ MORE


”Dalmatians have traveled with the Clydesdale hitch since the 1950s. The Dalmatian breed
long has been associated with horses and valued for their speed, endurance and dependable
nature. Dalmatians were known as coach dogs, because they ran between the wheels of
coaches or carriages and were companions to the horses. Today, the Dalmatians are perched
atop the wagon, seated next to the driver.”




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“Many of the Clydesdales owned by Anheuser-Busch are raised at Grant's Farm near St. Louis. The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables at Grant's Farm house approximately 35 mares, stallions and foals, with an average of 15 foals produced each year. Anheuser-Busch owns a total of about 250 Clydesdales, kept at various locations throughout the United States, one of the largest herds of Clydesdale horses in the world.” READ MORE

MQTlogoa Quality time Clydesdale facts provided courtesy of (Anheuser-Busch Co.)

collagefair2014Then it was time for lunch…So::  “Best Double-Cheeseburger” Chef Carrie is one of the last of a dying breed...a short order chef who genuinely cares about her food  Her daughter Rachel (shown in the above photo) is also a good friend of ours.

JTLF Linda and I are glad you stopped by and we hope you enjoyed the post. One last thought::: What happened to Lady Godiva's horse when he saw she had no clothes on? It made him shy!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Political Flogging of a Dead Horse


Flog a Dead Horse:::   To waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding.


However, Politicians have found more advanced strategies to use.

politician1 A few examples::::

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
3. Changing riders
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures flog dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
7. Hiring outside contractors to flog the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Proving additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.

JOHN1 The first recorded use of the expression in its modern sense was by the English politician and orator John Bright, referring to the Reform Act of 1867, which called for more democratic representation in Parliament. Trying to rouse Parliament from its apathy on the issue, he said in a speech, would be like trying to flog a dead horse to make it pull a load.

a1 Thanks for stopping by My Quality Time. We hope you were able to LOL

I’ll leave you with one last thought:: Why close the barn door after the horse is gone?


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MQTlogoa A dead horse walks into a bar and orders a whisky.
“I’m sorry, sir,” says the barman. “We don’t serve spirits.

You really need to read this::
Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse READ MORE

Monday, April 29, 2013

Be Inspired & Visit Some Barns In…..Cades Cove TN.


MQTlogoa A Quality time post linking to Barn Charm, showcasing a few BARNS in Cades Cove TN. & a story to…












howdy Thanks for stopping by and have a great day… Oh if you want to go ahead and

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 A Quality time post linking to Barn Charm, showcasing a few BARNS in Cades Cove TN.