Category Archives: Work Ponies

News and Notes about working ponies in harness, under saddle, or for packing.

Research on Welfare of Working Equines

A client has accepted our bid for a project that includes some work for the ponies.  I am of course thrilled because I always love taking the ponies to work with me off the farm.  I also smile with some … 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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Death Valley 49’ers Wagon Train

As a pony enthusiast I love hearing about people putting ponies to use.  I was thrilled, then, when I learned that an adventure a Fell Pony colleague was about to embark on had a pony connection beyond our mutual involvement … Continue reading

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South Pole Ponies

When I first read that there had been ponies on the continent of Antarctica, I thought there must have been some editorial mistake.  Why would anyone want to take equines to a land of perpetual snow and ice?  I live … Continue reading

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What They Offer

It’s happened dozens of times now, but I still find it amazing, especially since the mare’s pregnancy keeps advancing.  I keep expecting her to quit offering as her foal grows in size, but she hasn’t yet.  She still seems to … Continue reading

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Willowtrail Pony Express 2

It was a beautiful winter day in the middle of the week, and I had some pieces of mail that needed to go out.  Being the middle of the week, there was likely to be less traffic on the county … Continue reading

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Alpine Pony Tracks

For many years after I moved to the high mountains of Colorado, my pony herd included numerous youngsters.  During the winter they would lead the rest of the herd on romps around their paddocks, giving everyone some exercise.  More recently, … Continue reading

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