Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Fences Were Feeling Short

My sister asked, during our recent heavy snow period, what happens if the snow covers the fences of the ponies’ paddocks.  The first answer is:  I don’t know because it’s never happened before.  The second answer, which I bored her … Continue reading

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Creative Expression

I have had four stallions here and many more colts and geldings.  Only one has expressed himself in this way.  It’s of course because we have snow-covered ground several months of the year that I’m able to witness it. My … Continue reading

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Happier at 32 (Freezing)?

After feeding the ponies, I was shaking my head, asking myself, are they happier at thirty two degrees (Fahrenheit) now?  After a few days of well below zero Fahrenheit, we were back to just freezing temperatures.  Normally the ponies would … Continue reading

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A Foot of Snow Then Twenty-One Below

I was glad that the walking was easier because it was so much colder.  A foot of fresh snow the previous morning had made early feeding a slog.  The temperature then was just three below (-19 Celsius).  Now it was … Continue reading

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Mare Fertility and Male Companionship

Mares are considered one of the most challenging domestic animals in the fertility department.  Management strategies that can lead to successful pregnancies then are of interest to equine breeders.  A November 2015 study in the Czech Republic suggests that male … Continue reading

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