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Zelda the Magnificent

Zelda has always been a big horse with an even bigger personality. Lately, she’s been telling me that the World deserves to hear her point of view. So I gave her an Instagram feed. Of course, she named it Zelda the Magnificent, because she is, indeed magnificent. Zelda invites other horses (and their humans) to […]

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Staying cool

Zelda's pedicure

This is one smart pony. With weather here in the 90s I think all the horses would like to be standing in front of a fan. Certainly when my farrier comes the horses really enjoy the time inside with a bit of air blowing on them to deter the bugs.

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Horse Trainer

Horse Trainer

If you’ve never watched this, you are in for a treat. It makes me laugh out loud every time. Sadly, we’ve probably all run into a few “trainers” who fit the bill.  

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Horse vs. Turtle

Turtle Time

This really made me laugh because we see turtles laying eggs all the time when riding. Maybe because they are so common, my horses never react to them. Maybe they just haven’t noticed that the turtles actually move! Just a couple of weeks ago a beautiful painted turtle was laying her eggs in the dressage […]

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The Water Trap

Years ago I rode a horse that hated water. If he could have escaped from his water bucket that would’ve made him happy. Of course, I wanted to event. So I started trying to get him to walk through puddles. I had to get off and walk through in front of him! Although I finally […]

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Hyacinth goes horse riding

Hyacinth

“There’s every possibility that I might ride beautifully.” How many people do you know that think that riding is something you can just get on the horse and do? I love this skit from Keeping Up Appearances. Everyone needs a good laugh and this definitely delivers. And, by the way, Hyacinth does pretty darned well.

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