Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mountain Pony Sense

My Fell Pony mare Willowtrail Wild Rose and I were walking through the woods during pack-pony training.  It was a rare outing when we were without the eyes, ears, and nose of a canine to accompany us.  I rely on … Continue reading

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Between Dawn and Sunrise

My husband’s ideal wake-up time is 4:30am, but since I’m not coherent then, we usually compromise on a somewhat later start.  During his hunting season, though, the days started more to his liking.  I’ve learned to have a routine I … Continue reading

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Four Generations

I had never had four generations visit me before.  In fact, the only time I can remember being in the presence of four generations was when I was at a family reunion.  So when visitors interested in the ponies arrived … Continue reading

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I Suppose It Was Inevitable

When I first got involved with Fell Ponies, I did so because of their working pony heritage.  An informal survey of my North American peers at the time, though, indicated that the vast majority of them got involved with Fells … Continue reading

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Mountain Ponies

One day my husband said to me, “I think we should focus on breeding mountain ponies.”  My mind immediately went to the fact that Fell Ponies are one of Britain’s mountain and moorland pony breeds, but I had the sense … Continue reading

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Two Firsts

I had been riding the woods loop regularly with my Fell Pony mare Willowtrail Wild Rose, but we still managed two first experiences on one ride.  The woods loop is a half mile trail ride beginning and ending at the … Continue reading

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