Monthly Archives: February 2011

Happiness, Hope, and Working Drafts

On yet another snowy morning here, I take hope from my friend Jim’s email that spring is coming.  A plowing match invitation arrived for Jim, and he is looking forward to getting out with his six-Haflinger hitch once again.  Jim … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirations, Work Ponies

Fell Pony Breeders Association Videos

The Fell Pony Breeders Association (FPBA) has made a great contribution to the library of Fell Pony information with its new video series.  I highly recommend viewing these five video interviews if you are at all interested in the Fell … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Rare Breeds

Vertically Challenged

Yesterday Mya the Wonder Pony and I went on a ride into one of the timber sales our company is currently logging.  We are very fortunate because this particular sale is right next door; it’s a nice commute!  All Mya … Continue reading

Posted in Work Ponies

Making Contact 2

In December there was a ‘Can You’ in the Horseman’s Jingle called ‘Can You Move the Feet with the Snap?’  Before I looked at the instructional video for this one, I thought ‘This is going to be a piece of … Continue reading

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Some Spontaneous Play

It all started when I went to get my Fell Pony mare Lily.  I was short of ideas on how to make our session interesting for her.  I’ve found that if I can surprise her with something new and fun … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship, Work Ponies

Circumnavigating Sleddale Hooves

Whose bright idea was it, anyway, to have ponies with good feet?! 🙂  Today I was trimming Willowtrail Winter Lad’s hooves, and his Sleddale breeding was obvious; it was a long way around his two-year-old feet.  I’ve heard more than once … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Rare Breeds

Making Contact

I was riding my Fell Pony mare Lily yesterday when suddenly her head came up, her ears went forward, and she started weaving her head side to side and suggesting she might want to turn and run.  I spoke to … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship