Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shelley and William 2

Today marked the end of a chapter in Shelley and William’s relationship.  Shelley is my nine-year-old Fell Pony mare, and William is our now-twelve-week-old Australian Shepherd puppy.  You may remember that I’ve been enjoying watching the two of them, including … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship

A Stronger Woman Than I Am

The other day I read a story that reduced me to tears almost instantly.  It was a post on the Facebook page of Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue about pulling nine pregnant mares off a feedlot the day before they were … Continue reading

Posted in Partnered Pony (TM), Sustainable Equestrianism

Choosing Harness

All of my free time the last two weeks has been consumed doing research on harness.  The publisher of Rural Heritage magazine asked Doc Hammill and me to write a series of articles on harness, and the deeper I dug, … Continue reading

Posted in Partnered Pony (TM), Work Ponies

Shelley and William

I am really enjoying watching my Fell Pony mare Restar Mountain Shelley III and our new Australian Shepherd puppy William.  My husband introduced the two within the first twenty four hours of William’s arrival, and since then Shelley and William … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship, Partnered Pony (TM)

Grandma Number Two

This winter I’ve begun calling my Fell Pony mare Restar Mountain Shelley III “Grandma.”   She has two grandsons on the ground now, so it’s not an inappropriate moniker, but I admit to finding it a bit awkward.  She’s only nine … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies

Pondering Fertilized Hay

We have not had the amount of snow that we should have had by this time of year.  Since we live in the headwaters of the North Platte River, I’m sure there are lots of people and municipalities and states … Continue reading

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