Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fell Ponies in The Whip

I am grateful to my friend Judith Bean-Calhoun for putting Fell Ponies in the public eye with her article “Fell Ponies: Still Up to the Task” in The Whip.  The Whip is the official publication of the American Driving Society, … Continue reading

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Hay Ironies

Willowtrail Liberty headed off to her new home last evening.  A two-year-old Fell Pony filly, Libby left on a Nationwide Horse Transportation truck, and I was very proud of how easily she loaded for the company personnel.  One of the … Continue reading

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Herd Leaders and Dominant Horses

Last night I continued my bedtime reading on herd dynamics as documented by Carolyn Resnick in her book Naked Liberty.  When she was a young woman, Resnick spent several months studying a wild horse herd, to whom she gives credit for teaching … Continue reading

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My First Dressage Lesson

A few days ago I had my first ever dressage lesson.  It was all that I hoped it would be, and I couldn’t be more thankful for my instructor.  Dominique Jones met me where I am at in my riding … Continue reading

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A Different Sort of Passenger Lesson

I’m doing something with my Fell Pony mare Willowtrail Wild Rose that I’ve never done with any of my other ponies.  She’s an easy keeper so I haven’t taken her to pasture where she might put on too much weight.  … Continue reading

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It’s Leadership Training!

With eleven ponies around, I sometimes give myself a bad time that I’m not using them in some way every day – taking a trail ride or moving manure, for instance.  Today I read an article that made me realize … Continue reading

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