Monthly Archives: October 2010

Colorado Apologies to Our English Friends

We here in Colorado would like to offer an apology to our friends in England.  Tomorrow our abysmal American football team the Denver Broncos plays a game in London.  They are not representative of the state of Colorado!  We will … Continue reading

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Silver Belle Settles In

Lunesdale Silver Belle has been here ten days now, and she’s settling in to our routine.  Unlike the last time she was here, this time she is close to the house and center of activity, so she’s learning more about … Continue reading

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Feeding by Moonlight

While feeding my ponies by the silvery light of the moon is common for me in the evening, this week’s snowstorm has given me reason to feed by moonlight in the early hours of the day.  Having snow on the … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Bare Ground

You would think after eight years living here that I’d be used to the beginning of six months of snow-covered ground.  While I am always in various degrees of readiness physically, it’s the emotional/mental part that is hitting me especially … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m gonna be sore

I can tell I’m gonna be sore.  I just posted a bareback trot for more than 300 yards on a trail ride.  I’ve been working up to it, but it’s been a few days, and this was a longer go.  … Continue reading

Posted in Work Ponies

Massaging Lily

Today I gave Lily a massage.  It was a beautiful fall day, and Lily seemed to enjoy this massage more than the last one.  I did this massage in the round pen, and she was free to walk away from … Continue reading

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Silver Belle Returns!

With abundant thanks to Elise Miller, Lunesdale Silver Belle has returned to Willowtrail Farm.  My nickname for Silver Belle is Ellie, in honor of Elise’s mother.  I leased Ellie back in 2008 and enjoyed her calm, friendly temperament in my … Continue reading

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Fell Pony Society Sale on Friday

I will be envious of anyone attending the Fell Pony Society Sale this Friday and especially envious of the person who purchases Burnhead Prince Charles.  This colt is out of my all-time favorite mare in the breed, Burnhead Molly.  If … Continue reading

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Synergies: Ponies, Ducks, and Wood Products

Moving my ducks to their winter quarters today brought a benefit to my ponies.  The winter duck yard grows a healthy crop of thistle every summer.  Normally it’s long gone by now, but we’ve had an unusually mild and long … Continue reading

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Hair, Copper and Dappled Health in Fell Ponies

Hair isn’t my highest priority in my Fell Pony herd, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at my stallion Guards Apollo – his eyes are rarely visible!  I know hair is a priority, though, for a lot of people … Continue reading

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