Monthly Archives: June 2013

Downsizing to a Cob

In the summer 2013 issue of Heavy Horse World, Chris Wadsworth is reported to have downsized to a cob. Wadsworth is a horse logger in England who traded in his Percheron for something smaller and more economical. Since I am … Continue reading

Posted in Partnered Pony (TM), Work Ponies

Pine Pollen

The other night as I was feeding just before dark, I happened to glance at my largest stock tank which supplies water to the majority of my herd. I was aghast to see the water in it looking very black … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Inspirations

Wild Rose and Wild Roses

The wild roses are blooming! It’s a little early, but they sure are pretty. I was just told by a US Forest Service range specialist that we’ve had 42 days without measurable rainfall. We agreed that the roses are benefiting … Continue reading

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I Hugged My Sleddale Mare Today

Before I was even fully dressed this morning, I went out and gave Sleddale Rose Beauty a hug. I had just learned of the passing of Mr. Henry Harrison, breeder of the Sleddale Fell Ponies, and my heart was heavy. … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies

Vitamin C and Equine Respiratory Health

The other day I received a distraught call from a mother about her daughter’s pony. She called me looking for feeding advice because the pony was either a Gypsy-cross or a Fell-cross and she’d seen my name in an article … Continue reading

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Good Boy, Torrin

I didn’t know that Torrin would ground tie. But then I shouldn’t have underestimated the power of green grass. Summertime activities have been a little slow getting started around here, so it was just the other day that I decided … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Horsemanship, Partnered Pony (TM)

Her Majesty the Queen’s Passion for Horses

One of the problems with breeding British Native Ponies is that some of the most interesting resources on the topic never make their way across the pond.  I feared the same would be true for the recent BBC production “The … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Inspirations