Bringing along the next generation of equestrians

Zelda and Lydia

Lydia, the daughter of Curly’s owner, Lindsay, announced about two weeks ago that she was ready to ride Zelda. I believe that Lydia is four. She loves horses and she’s completely fearless. Today she got to ride Zelda. Zelda, for all her size and attitude, loves children. Instead of the mischievous glint that she gets […]

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Tired of riding in circles?

Tired of riding in circles

I’m sure that many of you, like me, couldn’t get enough carousel rides. In our imaginations, those horses took us on wonderful adventures, no longer tethered by their poles and always accompanied by cheerful music. Of course, I only rode the “jumpers” (the standing horses were for babies), and we traveled great distances during those […]

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The glowing colors of a New England Fall

The perfect field

Late September is one of my favorite times of year. It’s still warm and the colors are shifting to brilliant reds and soft oranges and yellows. When the wind blows the acorns fall from the oak trees like summer¬† hail. Woe to the rider who is hit with the pitter patter of tiny weapons! Over […]

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The Joy of More Grass

The girls have done an excellent job of eating down the grass in their pasture. Freedom, not so much. So, last week we swapped them over. Who would have thought that moving across the fence could be so exciting! I’m always impressed how Freedom can float over the ground. He’s still got quite a kick […]

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The Best Horses in Heaven, They Have No Tail (or are missing some)

Missing tails

I came across the poem on Facebook, with no author attributed. Saving a bit of your horse’s tail after they die to make into a bracelet or a necklace or a fly whisk, is how many people choose to remember the partners they loved. I was very grateful when my husband went to Tufts, after […]

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The places hay gets into

Feeding hay

As I sit here digging hay dust out of my iPhone charging port, I contemplated all the places where hay has infiltrated my daily life: down my shirt, inside my bra, in my shoes, in my car, the pockets of my jackets. Come to think of it, there are very few places where there¬†isn’t any […]

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Horsing around with Hyacinth

Keeping up Appearances

Take a few minutes and have a good laugh! These episodes from Keeping Up Appearances that involve horses are hilarious.

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