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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Horses Adored, Men Endured

Is Susan Friedland-Smith the Bridget Jones of the equestrian world? Certainly, her new memoir, Horses Adored and Men Endured captures the same humor (albeit with a decidedly more Christian slant) in her description of bad dates on the search for Mr. Right. If you’ve read Susan’s blog, Saddle Seeks Horse, I’m sure you’ll enjoy her […]

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French & Saunders go Riding

On a dreary, cold November day, this video was exactly the good laugh that I needed. These two are the perfect example of how horses can make you happy even when things don’t exactly go according to plan. After all, it’s the journey, not the destination that counts. My apologies — the video is not […]

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Stocking up for Winter

stocking up for winter

Yesterday, as I walked down the barn aisle toward the feed room, I heard a “clunk”. I turned around to see the tail of a chipmunk disappearing into a hole, and an acorn rolling on the floor. Poor thing. I must’ve scared him. Usually they are pretty bold. A couple of times when I’ve been […]

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