Horses

Helping Horses Conquer Fear without Force

I’ve been riding Baron on the beach at least once a week since I moved to Hatteras Island 7 months ago. At first, I rode alone because I hadn’t met any riding buddies. Baron was amped about going out alone, and I wondered whether I would survive the initial breaking in period until he calmed… Continue reading Helping Horses Conquer Fear without Force

Home Sweet Hatteras · Horses

Riding My Horse at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

One cool thing about living here is that there are plenty of places to ride. A large portion of the island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which means that the beaches here are public, and access can’t be restricted by hotels or homeowners. As taxpayers, we all own the beaches here and… Continue reading Riding My Horse at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Horses · Project Pack Donkey

If you want to learn patience, get a donkey…

Horses will teach you to be confident and assertive, to take charge of a situation, to control your energy and become a trusted leader your horse will want to follow. I’ve written about that here. A donkey will teach you to wait. And wait. And wait some more. Horses and donkeys are similar in many… Continue reading If you want to learn patience, get a donkey…

Horses · Project Pack Donkey

My little donkey is coming back to me…

Remember my little donkey, Rusty? When I moved, he stayed at the barn where he was boarded because a friend of mine has grandchildren who fell in love with him and they wanted him to stay. They’ve been taking care of him since I moved, but he’s a young, rambunctious donkey and he needs a… Continue reading My little donkey is coming back to me…

Horses · Simple Living

Taking care of livestock keeps you grounded…

Every morning at 7:00 am, I go to the barn to feed the horses, and I go back around 6 pm to feed them dinner. To some people that might seem like a real drag, but it’s one of my favorite parts of the day, especially the mornings. Taking care of livestock is more rewarding… Continue reading Taking care of livestock keeps you grounded…