The Joy of More Grass

The girls have done an excellent job of eating down the grass in their pasture. Freedom, not so much. So, last week we swapped them over. Who would have thought that moving across the fence could be so exciting! I’m always impressed how Freedom can float over the ground. He’s still got quite a kick […]

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Ready for hunting? Not sure!

After a week of amazing spring weather I’ve almost (not quite) forgotten what a lousy winter we’ve had. It’s been absolutely wonderful to go and ride Freedom and Zelda, to feel the warmth of the sun, to not sink up to our collective knees in snow. In theory, hunt season started last Tuesday. Sadly, the […]

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Christmas Day Shenanigans

We had a warm, wet, blustery Christmas. Because of the rain, the horses had been kept in their individual turnouts. When it cleared on Christmas day, I let Zelda and Curly out for a bit to stretch their legs. Here’s a few seconds of their shenanigans. I always have mixed feelings about turning out when […]

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What do you do when your horse is naughty?

This post over at Horse Listening got me thinking. I have had my share of naughty horses, and the one thing that I can take away from my cumulative experience is that what works for one horse may not work for another. I have a zero tolerance for actual naughtiness (bucking, kicking out, getting light […]

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Zelda enjoying the Fall

There’s nothing like the cool morning weather to bring out the playful side of a horse. Zelda was feeling really, really good. And I was really, really glad that she got those bucks out before I rode her!  

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Bees! Run!

It’s always a relief when the deer flies go dormant at the end of August. Unfortunately, in early September, they are often replaced by ground bees. Unlike the Deer Flies, you don’t get them every ride, but when you run into them, it can be very disruptive. This past Saturday, we had a hunt in […]

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