Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Living with Moose” in Rural Heritage

Rural Heritage magazine has just published my article “Living with Moose.”  I wrote the article back in the fall of 2011 after I’d taken a pretty decent picture of a bull moose bedded down near one of my pony paddocks.  … Continue reading

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Sustainable Equestrianism

An invitation to join a new group on the social network LinkedIn last week immediately stimulated my mind.  While sustainability is something that I studied in graduate school and is something that I practice on my farm and that is now … Continue reading

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Spoiled Pony

My husband has recently given the name ‘Spoiled Pony’ to my Fell Pony mare Restar Mountain Shelley III.  It isn’t entirely undeserved, if spoiling a pony involves letting them wander freely and have free access to a big hay bale.  … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship

The Worst Kind of Easy Keeper

One of the things that attracted me to Fell Ponies is their thriftiness.  The flip side is that weight management of these easy-keepers can be pretty challenging.  I don’t worry too much about it in the summer, as weight gain … Continue reading

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Responding to a Thought

I find myself in a particularly rich spot at the moment with regard to Fell Ponies.  For many years, because of the way I got started with the breed, I had more immature and unrideable ponies than I did mature … Continue reading

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Old Hands

It’s such a pleasure to trim Sleddale Rose Beauty’s hooves.  After twenty-five years of life, this Fell Pony mare is an old hand at the chore, which makes my life as the trimmer so much easier. Of course, I haven’t … Continue reading

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