Monthly Archives: January 2015

“They Can’t Get Enough of Us!”

The phone rang at 8am, and the caller apologized for calling so early.  I said it was no problem because he wanted to talk about one of my favorite subjects:  working ponies.  He had seen an article I had written … Continue reading

Posted in Fell Ponies, Inspirations, Partnered Pony (TM), Work Ponies

Feeding Ponies – Some Science Finally

When I took my first equine science class, as recently as 2004, a professor, in answer to a question, said that no research existed on feeding ponies.  Pony enthusiasts, of course, know that feeding ponies is indeed different than feeding … Continue reading

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When Is Soy Acceptable in Feed?

A client called to ask what she should feed her new pony.  She then admitted that a respected equine friend didn’t like the feed I use because it contains soy.  I applauded my client for asking and her friend for … Continue reading

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Princess Goes to Town

Part of preparing a pony to go to a new home is taking them to a vet for their travel papers.  We live far enough out that vets don’t like to come to us, so we take the pony to … Continue reading

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Willowtrail Pony Express

I didn’t put two and two together to make four until the only solution to the problem was the Willowtrail Pony Express.  An important package was coming in the mail, and a signature was required.  The mailbox is a mile … Continue reading

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

Herds of Three

Natural horsemanship clinicians often say that we should be the leader in a herd of two, the other herd member of course being our equine.  I’ve been doing a lot of ponying in the past month, and it’s caused me … Continue reading

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Lonely Work, But Worth It!

Sometimes being a pony enthusiast is lonely work.  I was reminded of this fact recently when I was contacted by someone whose pony is the only one at their barn amongst dressage horses.  The owner wanted advice on a behavior … Continue reading

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