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FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY FOR HORSES in “Horse Smarts & Carts," a blog for horse lovers... full of horsey tips, entertainment, and carriage driving equine knowledge. GSCA members and others share terrific experiences here!

NHHC News --  HB296-FN Animal Waste in Parks.

I love barn dogs! I think they are the best barn companions for humans and horses.

I have an abnormal fear of mice. There’s just not enough room for them and for me in the barn.

Horse Ringworm infection

Ringworm is not actually a worm, it is a form of dermatitis that is caused by a fungus.

Do you know about "elf knots"?

Technique for practicing leg-yielding and lateral work using long lines: 

MYLES STANDISH RIDE/DRIVE  (by Eric Wilking)
For the third year in a row John Huether hosted the Myles Standish Ride/Drive assisted by Linda & Eric Wilking for the Granite State Carriage Association.  This year the State Forest was perfect for the event.  Weather was great with warm daytime temperatures and cool temps at night, great for getting rest for the next day’s drive/ride.

by Carol Gosselin

What is Chronic Progressive Lymphedema?  
Chronic Progressive Lymphedema (CPL) is a condition caused by the abnormal functioning of the lymphatic system in the skin, which results in chronic lymphedema (swelling). 

Driving horses in harness is a lot of fun and a great way to share them with other people. This safety sheet has been put together to help educate newcomers to the sport and to remind those of us who have been driving for a while what dictates safety.  We, the Board of Directors of The Granite State Carriage Association, urge you to adhere to these recommendations to allow our sport to be as safe as we can make it.

On August 7, 2016 GSCA will host their second Rail Trail Drive/Ride in Andover NH, out of Potter Place.