Imagine donning your equestrian riding apparel, your riding helmet, and your horse riding boots and sitting astride one of those sleek, gentle giants for the very first time. Many people look for bloodlines when buying a barrel horse. Bloodlines can help tell you what the horse was bred for and what kind of things he is capable of, but not in every case. There are always exceptions to the rule. There have been great barrel horses that were bought for very little money with no remarkable bloodlines and some who were even grade horses who were not even registered. Just because a horse does not have the best bloodlines does not mean he is a bad horse. Also, a horse with the best bloodlines can be ugly, clumsy, slow and ornery. The plus side to having a horse with good bloodlines can be the re-sale value if you ever want to sell him. Depending upon social networking sites used for social media marketing, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, we’ve got various types of social media algorithms. A professional in the horse industry as an instructor, breeder and trainer, she has relied on her thirty-plus years of experience with horses and children, and her lifetime fascination with the history of the Outer Banks to write two historical novels for young readers: Pale as the Moon, An Independent Spirit, and Bear Song. She has also written three non-fiction books, The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press, 2005) The Book of Draft Horses: The Horse That Built the World (The Lyons Press, 2007) and The Book of Mules: Selecting, Breeding, and Caring for Equine Hybrids (The Lyons Press, 2008.) In addition to her books Donna has written articles for several regional and national magazines including Grit Magazine, Back Home Magazine, Stable Management Magazine, USA Equestrian, Young Rider, The Chronicle of the Horse, Boys Life, The Gaited Horse, Western Mule, The Brayer, Our State, Carolina Country and Conquistador. I don’t understand why the panic when in any given year between 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the US happen from the flu. In the United States, there has not even been 100 deaths from the coronovirus and we panic, yet, everyone is calm about losing tens of thousands of people every year from the flu. If you dream of becoming a professional video game player, you need to get good right now. We’ve reviewed the top esports titles that can launch you on your quest for gaming glory. In the early morning hours of December 16,1944, thousands of German shock troops crept through the American lines near the Belgium border before sunrise. They easily bypassed the sleepy American outposts unnoticed penetrating deep behind their lines. As they advanced the Germans cut any communication wires they found along their paths to further isolate the American troops before the main attack began. Behind the shock troops thousands of German armored vehicles including massive 60 ton tiger tanks waited for the signal to advance. As the panzer divisions moved forward they quickly smashed through the weak American defenses. The initial attack set in motion one of the last great land battles of the Second World War in western Europe. Nazi Germany’s supreme leader, Adolf Hitler, gambled everything the German army had left in reserve that the Americans were the weak link in the Allied coalition, the Italians of the Western Allies. His plan was to exploit that weakness during one of the worst winters on record in the mountains and forests of the Ardennes. The low clouds and snow would take away the American’s greatest asset, its overwhelming command of the air.