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Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Cape Hatteras is a popular sea turtle nesting site. According to the Park Service, there were over 200 sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (from Bodie Island all the way to Ocracoke Island). A few of them were right over the dune from my house. The Park Service ropes off the nests… Continue reading Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Horses · King the Rescue Horse

Rescue Horses Have a Honeymoon Phase…

I’ve had enough fosters and rescues come through that I’ve noticed some patterns. We’re starting to understand horses’ emotional states a little better, and starting to recognize that getting moved around is hard on them. A herd animal finds safety and peace in a group. He depends on the group for survival. Getting passed around… Continue reading Rescue Horses Have a Honeymoon Phase…

Horses · King the Rescue Horse

First Impressions of King the Foster Horse

Yesterday I drove 14 hours round trip to pick up King the Foster Horse. I could have hired a hauler to bring him to me, but I really like being involved in the entire process. I learn so much about them by watching how they react to getting in the trailer, whether they eat and… Continue reading First Impressions of King the Foster Horse

Horses

Questions I Get Asked About Fostering Horses…

I’ve been fostering horses for a few years now. I can honestly say it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in the horse world. I’ve done a little bit of competing, and I’ve won a few ribbons (nothing very impressive), but all of that pales in comparison to the feeling I get when I… Continue reading Questions I Get Asked About Fostering Horses…

Horses

Just some beautiful riding pictures…

This summer has been busy and I’ve not been able to ride as much as I’d like. Between kayak tours and my regular job, I’ve been working a lot! I’ve also been letting a couple of my daughter’s friends come over and ride as well. They’re homeschooled, and great kids. I have gotten a couple… Continue reading Just some beautiful riding pictures…