Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fell Pony Movement

I heard a story this morning about a Fell Pony who is twenty years old, nine months pregnant, and can still ‘go like a locomotive’ when offered a chance at pasture.  Her legs churn underneath while her top stays smooth.  … Continue reading

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A Whorl Survey

A friend and Fell Pony owner recently contacted me about whorls.  These hair patterns are used by the Fell Pony Society as identifiers for ponies, but my friend was interested in what they communicate about temperament.  A trainer had told … Continue reading

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An Interesting Day of Wind

I know we’re not the only ones who had extreme wind today.  When I was working my young stallion this morning, a tree blew over not far away.   Little did I know it would be only the first of several … Continue reading

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A Quieter Morning

This morning was quieter here at Willowtrail Farm.  Both my young Fell Pony boys are at their new homes, so their rambunctious energy is missing from feeding time.  Last night we put Willowtrail Jonty on a transport truck.  His first … Continue reading

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The Joys of a Smart Pony

I was all smiles this afternoon when I came in from working with my Fell Pony mare Lily.  We had a short session today due to cold weather, but I was over the moon with how Lily helped me with … Continue reading

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Fell Pony Genetic Diversity 3

Yesterday a visitor to Willowtrail Farm asked what other breeds contributed to the Fell Pony.  I didn’t have a ready answer since it’s not a question I’ve been asked before.   Most people come to me already knowing that Fells are … Continue reading

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Opportunity at the Gate

Gates provide us with so many opportunities to improve our relationships with our ponies.  I mentioned in my last post about opening a gate while riding my Fell Pony mare Lily.  We also rode through it.  I’m working with Lily’s … Continue reading

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