Fear Factor

I've ridden horses since I was a child. Granted I took a long 10 year hiatus during college and into my twenties but here I am, as...

Power of Slow

I've been aware of the "decompression" phase you're supposed to adhere to when bringing a new dog into your home. Basically, keeping...

A Special Mare

I read a comment from someone the other day that said the process of finding a new horse ended up creating a healing effect in the wake...

Horse History

I didn't get into horses because I was into showing. Riding wasn't even my biggest drive. I just liked to be around them. I'm convinced...

'Soft Eyed Souls'

Anna Blake shared this wonderful poem from a blog I'd never read before. It really struck me and articulates my exact feelings about...

My Indie

My oh my. Where to start. It has been nearly 6 weeks since the death of my beloved Indie. My heart horse who I just spoke about in my...

Rescue Babies

I want them all. I'd hoard the shit out of every horse, pony, donkey, dog, cat in need... if I didn't have a 'realistic' husband. Such a...

Pond Ducks

We've got bonafide pond ducks people. My dad and husband took a whole day to move the little duck house to the pond, build a waterfront...

Spring on the Farm

This farm is no joke. It is a lot of damn work. Every single day. Spring, albeit our first, is certainly the busiest season. The to-do...

Velvet Muzzle Therapy

On of my favorite horse trainers/bloggers, Anna Blake, wrote something the other day that really struck me: Money and technique are never...

Today Was A Good Day

I hired a high school girl who is most likely a better rider than me (different disciplines but does it matter?) to work in the barn for...

Humans

In dealing with horses, who are so in tune with themselves and better in tune with us than we are of ourselves, the traditional...

Winter Blues

Winter is generally no ones favorite season. I used to be one of those rare winter lovers. That was when I skied regularly and before I...