Tag Archives: fell ponies

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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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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Perspicacious is One Approach

It’s not very often, in the publications that I read, that I stumble when I read a word.  But I admit that I stumbled when I came upon ‘perspicacious.’  It was in a sentence about the history of the Thoroughbred.  … Continue reading

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A Litmus Test for Riding

“I would never ride a horse that wouldn’t let me swing a rope around its hind legs, under its chin, and around its neck.”  So said a nationally known natural horsemanship clinician recently.  A client who bought one of my … Continue reading

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Fell Pony Genetic Diversity 3

Yesterday a visitor to Willowtrail Farm asked what other breeds contributed to the Fell Pony.  I didn’t have a ready answer since it’s not a question I’ve been asked before.   Most people come to me already knowing that Fells are … Continue reading

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Hello Winter

I’m sure glad I worked six ponies yesterday because today the weather dictated something different.  Prior to this week, we were at 67% of normal for snowfall and 50% of last year.  For us that means two feet instead of … Continue reading

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Stallion Number Three

I am fortunate to now be working with my third licensed Fell Pony stallion.  This one is my homebred four-year-old Willowtrail Black Robin, and this week has been especially rewarding because I’ve sat on his back each day.  For me, … Continue reading

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