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Hatteras Thanksgiving…

This was our second Thanksgiving on the island. The festivities began with a Friendsgiving/Oyster Roast at my brother’s house. We ate Thanksgiving dinner at my mom’s house, and this year my brother and his wife and baby were able to be with us (most years they travel to see her family). We split up the… Continue reading Hatteras Thanksgiving…

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Can’t beat a fall trail ride!

Fall trail rides (like beach walks) are my favorite! I get to wear my favorite clothes (flannel shirts and boots), the temps are cooler and the woods are beautiful in fall. We ride through the Buxton Woods Coastal Preserve, which is a maritime forest with mostly evergreen trees. What few trees we have that change… Continue reading Can’t beat a fall trail ride!

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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…

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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