I’ll be doing a longer post soon about the logistics of owning a horse on an island, but I wanted to share these pictures of Baron’s first time visiting the beach. I trailered about 10 minutes from my barn and walked him over the dune onto the beach. We walked until we found an empty… Continue reading Baron’s 1st Trip to the Beach!
This year my off-track thoroughbred turns 16. I’ve had him since he was five. I remember thinking that 16 was a senior horse, but now that I have a 16-year-old horse I realize that is completely incorrect. There is nothing elderly about my thoroughbred. Yes, he has arthritis; but he had it when he was… Continue reading In Praise of Senior Horses
I love reading horse ads. What people say and don’t say is very telling. Some people are honest to a fault; some people tell lie after lie. I love horses and would have one in every size and color if I could afford it, so even though I’m not in the market, I still like… Continue reading There’s no such thing as a bombproof horse.
I don’t consider myself a super spiritual, New Age-ey kind of chick. I don’t consult a psychic or insist on Feng Shui-ing my whole house. But I do believe in energy, and there’s science to back me up. (If you want to totally blow your mind, Google “string theory” or the “Theory of Everything.” Seriously,… Continue reading The Power of Energy when Working with Horses
My daughter went from telling me that she’s not into riding and she’s never going to ride to calling me and asking when I’m coming home because she wants to go ride. This happened literally overnight. In one 24 hour cycle she went from non-horsey girl to full on equestrian diva, tall boots and all.… Continue reading The miracle continues…
My daughter is 10 years old. Since she could sit up on her own, I’ve been putting her on my horses and letting her sit on them while they eat. That turned into “pony rides” on the leadline, even though my giant thoroughbred definitely is not a pony. I hoped that she would fall in… Continue reading Dreams do come true…
I’m the type of person that loves a challenge. If you want me to do something, just tell me I can’t, or better yet, that I shouldn’t. I’m happiest when I have a project to work on- a horse that needs training, a horse trailer to fix up, or a trip to plan. The joy… Continue reading Horses and Brain Chemistry- why I used to love the crazy ones…
I have had blogs in the past that were specifically about horses. I’d like to continue writing about my equines on this blog, but relate what I learn from them to larger life lessons that even non- horse people can relate to. So even if you’ve never seen a mule, you’ll see why mine plays… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule#1 – Take Chances
I remember reading a sale ad for a horse one time that said the horse had been on multiple camping trips. That was the first time I’d ever heard of horse camping. I knew cowboys used to sleep out on the range with their horses back in the Old West, but I didn’t know that… Continue reading How to Get Started Horse Camping
I have been in love with horses since the very first time I saw one. My earliest memory is of a horse. I was about three years old and I was at the beach with my parents (we lived on an island), and I saw something coming up the beach toward us. It was huge… Continue reading Why I Spend a Fortune on Horses