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Hay Stack Helpers

I implemented all my usual distraction techniques.  I planned the event to coincide with a feeding;  I especially planned it to be during the first feeding of the day, and I put the first hay of the day as far … 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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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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Gauntlets

The phrase ‘running the gauntlet’ has come to mind recently where my ponies are concerned.  It means to pass between two lines of soldiers for punishment or to be attacked on all sides.  Fortunately my experience has been much more … Continue reading

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Lily’s Tough Choice

This morning it was just three below.  Last week we had even colder weather.  Nonetheless, my Fell Pony mare Lily and I managed short sessions in the round pen every day.  I was the culprit for keeping them short; I … Continue reading

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Fall Fell Furnish

When I put Fell Pony weanling Willowtrail Spring Maiden on the truck bound for her new home, I had to fill out a paper assessing her health.  I marked her body condition as average, but I chuckled when I did … Continue reading

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