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 […]

Read More

Need a Tack Trunk? Try Home Depot!

At my old barn, we had lots and lots of shelves. As with most things, the more space I had, the more I spread out. At the new barn, storage space is not quite so spacious. And my things need to be contained. I’m probably the last equestrian on the face of the earth who […]

Read More

Settling In

Stage two of the big move took place today. Zelda and Curly joined Freedom and Willow at their new home. Zelda went over first (Curly has some stability issues standing in the trailer so I decided to take them separately). There was much rejoicing when she saw her old friends, including a good old run […]

Read More

The Big Move

15 years ago I moved my horse to a private barn 5 minutes from my house. After years of commuting a half hour or more to ride I was thrilled to be so close — even if it meant giving up an indoor arena, a jumping ring and access to trainers. And it’s been an […]

Read More

Friends forever

I’m sure you’ve all noticed that your horses prefer some horses to others . . . Zelda and Curly, for example, started mutually grooming each other very soon after they were introduced — instant BFFs. Zelda’s previous owner told me she’d never really bonded with other horses, and although Curly “gets along” with every horse […]

Read More

Behold! The perfect mousetrap

Much has been made about the value of creating the perfect mousetrap. Well, I’m ready to collect my royalties. And guess what? The perfect mousetrap is a simple creation, one that I guarantee you will already have in your barn. At home we’ve tried any number of traps and bait. We even have three cats. […]

Read More