Category Archives: Inspirations

Thoughts that keep me motivated

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in Willowtrail Farm Musings. I’ve now divided this blog into two and moved each of them to my websites. My Fell Pony blog can now be found at https://fellponiescolorado.com/new-blog/ or by clicking here.       … Continue reading

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Choices

The protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville and their aftermath came as I was reading about the end of the Second World War and the fall of Nazi Germany.  Elizabeth Letts’s book The Perfect Horse tells the story of the seizure … 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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Thankful for Ponies 2016

Part I This November I am thankful Once again for my pony herd. It’s amazing the wisdom they have to share Without ever uttering a word. Sometimes things get tumultuous here From weather or work or whatever. And while the … 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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