A Slip of the Tongue

I’ve always noticed that my horses show some good releases when they are being shod. They may not enjoy the shoeing, but they appreciate the stretches. But none of them have shown quite the reaction that Dandy did. My farrier and I had some good laughs over his faces. He gave some huge¬† yawns and […]

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Beware the Hungry Horse

Zelda loves Curly. Except when she’s hungry. The two mares are fed outside. Early on in their relationship, Zelda made it very, very clear that she eats first. Over time, Zelda has learned to share her hay (and there is always lots of it). But she is relentless when it comes to her grain. I […]

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Seeing Double

Blanket of not?

There is only supposed to be one chestnut horse in the pasture. Freedom. So when two chestnut heads greeted me, my first thought was to rub my eyes. But no, it was just Dandy coming to visit. Dandy lives in the pasture next to Freedom and since Dandy’s best friend, Merlin, died over the summer […]

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Bring me a real monster

Horses are afraid of the darndest things. Freedom remembers exactly where every rock and log is that we pass. If anything moves, if the sun shines differently, or if something is wet that used to be dry, he is on the alert. When a new sign was posted on the trail system, it took me […]

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