Category Archives: Work Ponies

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

Comedy Routine – Pony Style

I laughed more heartily than usual when I recounted this chain of events to my husband.  It began one evening at last feeding when I found Lucky Joe outside his electric fence paddock happily munching green grass.  Actually the first … Continue reading

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A Pony-Filled Day

Sunday was supposed to be a rest day.  When it became clear that rest wasn’t going to happen, though, I filled the day with ponies instead.  I’m always surprised how much my day improves when I get to spend a … Continue reading

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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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