Riding Rules for Middle Aged Horsewomen

Zelda selfie

Shamelessly borrowwed from Facebook, these made me laugh. Zelda has special appreciation for #10 and I am certainly guilty of #12. I love my Western Sport Sensation (photos soon). One more rule to add: Selfies must be taken to document the event. We DO NOT need to show up with our hair combed and wearing […]

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Pick a button!

Pick a buttton

After much deliberation (and a recent hay bill), I’m going with Free Hay for Life. I’ve had a couple of free, or close to free, horses and they still eat hay. Close second is an indoor arena. What would you choose?

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Happy Halloween!

Dragon jumpin

It’s a windy, spooky night here in Massachusetts. Very warm, but drizzling and a bit foggy. A perfect Halloween evening, except for the fact that we haven’t had a single trick or treater. When my kids were little I always wanted to dress as a witch and ride my black Trakehner around the neighborhood. That […]

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How Horse People Spend Money

I had to laugh out loud when I saw this blog post on Eventing Connect. I’ve copied the first few, but please click through to the original to read the whole thing. The title is a live link. How equestrians spend money compared to normal people If you are a rider or horse owner, odds […]

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Winter Carriage Ride. Antique postcard from the early 1900s

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the stable All the creatures were cozy, to the best I was able. The stalls were all bedded, and horses had hay The waterers all working, and the tools put away. My hubby was napping in front of the log fire, And for once I was able, […]

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The Horse Fund

Last week at the town dump, I found this in the swap area. I didn’t take it home because there’s an inherent flaw: It’s not big enough. As we all know, a horse fund needs to be a whole lot bigger to make any dent in the cost of buying or maintaining a horse. When […]

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