Monthly Archives: September 2013

Catch Me

There was a time when I would walk into a pasture with a halter and my pony would walk the other way.  When I walked after her, she might move into a trot.  When she was really feeling spunky, she … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Horsemanship, Partnered Pony (TM)

Harvest Moon

The full moon that has just passed is often called the harvest moon. The name comes from its proximity in time to the end of the northern hemisphere growing season.  Having been involved with growing food for a good portion … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Inspirations

Supplementing Drought-Affected Hay and Pasture

For the past few years, the ponies haven’t been doing as well on hay and pasture as previously.  I have known that my hay has decreased in quality.  The picture here from 2004 always comes to mind because that hay … Continue reading

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Illuminating Stories about Fell Pony Characteristics

I love hearing stories that illustrate fundamental characteristics of the Fell Pony.  The other day I heard three in the space of a few hours, and I felt like I’d hit a jackpot. The first two stories came from Eddie … Continue reading

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A Sharp Turn Towards Fall

The ponies have been growing their winter coats for several weeks now, and I’ve been mildly concerned about the sort of winter the vigorous growth of those coats portends.  We haven’t had a frost yet, and the aspen have just … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirations

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Veterans

Many inspiring stories have crossed my desk this summer about horse people helping veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The press release I received last week, though, was the most inspiring of all because of the level of support … Continue reading

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Gestation Length

An article in Equus magazine on equine gestation length caught my eye.  The headline that gender affected gestation length then made me curious.  The research was performed on draft horse mares, and since Fell Ponies are sometimes grouped with drafts … Continue reading

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