The challenges of riding indoors

Although I’d like to spend some time riding indoors this winter, I do remember the challenges. Unless you ride at “off” times, riding in your barn’s indoor is a bit like navigating Route 128 at rush hour. Busy and slow. What’s worse? The dressage queen who is sure she has the right of way? Or […]

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One Day of Winter

It’s been a warm winter so far. Not much snow to speak of, especially when you consider that two years ago there were about three feet of snow on the ground right about now. When I left for the barn this morning to meet my farrier, there was no snow. The forecast was for snow […]

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Please don’t feed the horses

Zelda’s pasture is right next to an access road that leads into a popular trail system and at this time of year — with no leaves on the trees — the horses are very exposed.  And, apparently, inviting. Please note that I have put signs up asking people not to feed or touch the horses […]

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Keeping cool!

After a week of cooler weather, we are back to more typical August temperatures. These are beautiful summer days and I will treasure the memory of them all winter. But they are a bit hot for riding. I love this video of a horse smart enough to create his own spa experience! My horses, alas, […]

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It tastes better with Goldfish

We have goldfish in our water tank. Five of them. Originally, we added the goldfish when we had the large, 200 gallon tank, because they do a tremendous job of eating mosquito larvae. Right now we have only the 70 gallon tank, but we’ve become attached to them. The goldfish are pretty hardy. They generally […]

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