Grief and the Young

Grief and the Young

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know that I lost one of my horses last Thursday night.  It was sudden and unexpected, and I am heartbroken.  We still don’t know cause of death, but the vet is running some tests.  It’s been less...

Becoming a Better Rider

Every once in a while, a horse comes along that makes you a better rider.  Not because they are an easy horse to ride, but because they make you work for what you want.  Because they make you remember every riding lesson you’ve had since you were 10....
Photos From the Farm

Photos From the Farm

The weather has been beautiful in Central Florida the last few weeks.  I’ve been spending a lot of time outside riding the horses and taking care of the critters.  Of course, that also means I’ve been rather delinquent with my blog posts....

Rescue Mare Update

Some of you may remember how I acquired another horse in September.  Yes, I still have her, despite promises to my husband to rehome her right away.  As it turns out, she’s not as “dead broke” as I was told by the previous owner....

Pony Rides on Hawkeye

So, I’ve decided to take on the near-impossible task of saddle training a miniature horse.  I haven’t exactly figured out how I’m going to accomplish this task yet, so I’m taking it one step at a time.  I’ve saddle trained big...
Feeding Horses

Feeding Horses

In this new feeding series, I’ll be discussing the diets and feeding options of animals typically found on the farm.  I’ll give you the various feed options and let you decide what works best for you, your animals and your farm.   This week...

How I Acquired Another Horse

Life is never dull around here.  Yesterday morning was certainly no exception.  I had stayed home from Bible study because I felt stressed out and wanted to catch up on housework.  Looking back now, I don’t know if God had wanted me to stay home...

Riding with Henry

Henry loves horses.  I’ve learned that it’s impossible to keep him away from them, so I choose to teach him how to interact with them safely.  Not that I would want to keep him away from the horses.  I loved being around them growing up and...

A Sad Day on the Farm

  Growing up on a farm, you learn that there are two types of animals: the ones you keep as pets and the ones you eat.  You don’t get attached to the ones you eat because you know they’re going to live a short life, then end up on your dinner...

Looking Back: Riding with Marcy

Marcy and Wrangler   I love finding pictures that I’ve forgotten about.  This week I found a real treasure trove.  These pictures are from a trail ride I took with friends in December 2009.  This trail ride was very important to me for a...