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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Signs of Spring — At Last!

The Northeast is finally starting the great thaw and the promise of Spring is in the warmth of the sun, the welcome site of pavement on my driveway, and the massive amounts of horse hair coming off Freedom and Zelda in clumps. I’ve never been so glad to experience shedding! Yesterday the temperatures here in […]

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Lunch Truck

Zelda loves meals on wheels. She’s never met a food delivery vehicle that she didn’t like! Today my husband took his snow blower over to the barn to create a path wide enough to drive food to the red barn. I don’t think that we’ll be getting a hay delivery truck down there any time […]

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