Monthly Archives: August 2014

First Woods Loop!

The woods loop is a ½ mile route down the driveway then off onto a trail through the woods ending back up at the house.  Because the mountain pine beetle has killed a substantial amount of our forest and we … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship

Sleeping Beauty

I had pulled into pasture with two ponies in the trailer.  As I went by I had seen the ‘pasture herd’ in the far northeast corner, their favorite spot in the West Bank pasture.  I put the boys in the North … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Partnered Pony (TM)

An Affectionate Side

It’s important when we think about our ponies (or any other animal for that matter) that we not assume they experience the same emotions that we do.  Nonetheless, when we see behaviors that are similar to our own, it’s hard … Continue reading

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“They’re So Friendly!”

Pony visitors are such blessings.  They don’t come often, but when they do, the comments they make are always educational.  For instance, shortly after yesterday’s visitors arrived, one of them said:  “This is like Alaska – you’re a long way … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Inspirations

A Safety Trick for Loading & Unloading Foals

When Mya the Wonder Pony had her first foal, I made an erroneous assumption.  I assumed that she would be the same cooperative pony with a foal at foot as she had been the previous eight years of our partnership.  … Continue reading

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

Are Ponies a Lifestyle?

I was out of town for four days recently.  It was the longest I’ve been away from my ponies in a few years.  My husband stayed behind in part to care for my friends.  Every time I talked to him, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Spook

We had just returned from pasture, and I was unloading Restar Lucky Joe and OH Torrin from the trailer and returning them to their paddock.  Lucky Joe was first to come off the trailer, and we walked towards the paddock … Continue reading

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