Caution!

How do you know when you’re riding a thoroughbred? Well, first off, I think they can read. While I was traveling, a new gate and some very yellow caution tape appeared at the entrance to our trail system. Secondly, they are very sensitive to new things. They remember exactly what the trail looked like the […]

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It’s the little things

Horses notice everything. Especially the little things that change in their environment. It’s part of their survival strategy, their lives as prey animals. Something out of the ordinary can be, well, life threatening. Like the white lettering that appeared on the road at the bottom of the driveway overnight. The barking dogs can be ignored; […]

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When rocks move

It’s the time in the spring when the turtles lay their eggs. Many of them choose the field where we ride. Some of them are small, cute painted turtles. When they see a horse coming, their immediate response is to draw in all appendages and stay very still. Some of them are snapping turtles. They […]

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