Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ranger and Timmy’s First Snow

Whether I like it or not, it’s that time of year when we start to get snow.  When I have foals, one of my first thoughts is which pony hasn’t seen snow before.  Willowtrail Mountain Storm and Storm Princess were … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Partnered Pony (TM)

An Entertaining First Day of Weaning

I find the first day of weaning very stressful.  I work hard all year to minimize emotional stress for my ponies.  Training approaches, management strategies, and nutritional program are all designed with equine emotional (as well as physical) health in … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Natural Horsemanship

An Experiment in Touching Foals

Have you ever seen two ponies mutually grooming each other?  It doesn’t happen often in my herd, but there are a few ponies who have shown me this practice.  I find it particularly touching to watch.  While I can’t definitively … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Horsemanship

Footing Sense 4

We had a break in our wet weather, so I went out to get reacquainted with Willowtrail Wild Rose.  It had been a few days since we’d worked together, so I started with a simple on-line exercise, asking her to … Continue reading

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