Monthly Archives: June 2014

Falling in Love with a Stallion – Take Four

I find it more than amusing that I fall in love with my stallions.  It’s amusing because I never intended to own one when I got started with Fell Ponies, and now I can’t imagine life without one.  I’ve just … Continue reading

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Is It Horsemanship or Is It Minerals?

I take for granted, now, that my ponies come to me when they see me.  It wasn’t that way at the beginning of my pony career.  In my studies of natural horsemanship, the “Catch Me” game was an all-too-familiar one, … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Health, Natural Horsemanship, Partnered Pony (TM)

Throwing Hay and Otherwise

I set a bucket into the first pony pen and pick up a foal halter on my way to the gate.  While mama is eating, youngster gets a little work on leading and foot handling.  Before I carry a bucket … Continue reading

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Envying Generational Equestrian Wisdom

Is there something you are able to do that your mother or father or grandmother or grandfather taught you that is easy for you but hard for other people?  The first thing that comes to mind for me is pie … Continue reading

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A Chip Off the Old Block

When I showed this picture of Restar Mountain Shelley III and her foal Willowtrail Mountain Storm to Shelley’s breeder, he got a good laugh.  “He looks just like she did with her mum at that age,” he said.  When I … Continue reading

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The Difference is in the Touching

For a variety of reasons, I am regularly contacted by people interested in buying a pony.  Often I don’t have the right pony for their situation myself, so I try to make recommendations about ponies I think might be appropriate … Continue reading

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