Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Story That Speaks Pony But Isn’t

I have only owned ponies, never horses, mules, or donkeys, so I rely on others to tell me if and how ponies are different.  Often it seems that ponies are indeed unique.  Other times, not so much.  A story I … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirations, Partnered Pony (TM)

Partnership to a Surprising Degree

The thermometer was reading eleven degrees Fahrenheit (minus eleven Celsius), and it was bright out, but the sunlight held no warmth.  There was a light breeze, and I didn’t even want to think about what the wind chill was.  Nonetheless, … Continue reading

Posted in Partnered Pony (TM)

Do Fell Ponies Bolt?

That was the question a caller posed one evening.  They had sold a pony to a pony novice who had the pony in training, and the pony had bolted on both the new owner and the trainer.  Answering the question … Continue reading

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


My father Bob Simpson sometimes referred to himself as Scotty McSimpson.  He did this because he felt the Scottish part of his ancestry made him forever look for ways to avoid spending money.  My version of that inheritance seems to … Continue reading

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A New Chore Pony in the Making

I have been spoiled for years by having a chore pony that always is ready to work, no matter the job, no matter the weather, no matter the time of day.  I knew it was going to be tough to … Continue reading

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