Cherokee I met him when I was a working student when he came in for training. I got the impression his owner was intimidated by him. He was a young thoroughbred, I can’t remember how old. Between the brain injury and it is a long time ago, I have lost some of the small details. … Continue reading The Story Of My Life Is The Story Of The Horses In It
Hunting Season Is Over That doesn’t mean that we take our game cameras down. That would be no fun! We keep them up all year long. We don’t want to miss anything and you never know what might turn up on a game camera! Deer Of Course! Our Foxy Friend Coyote Birds, Lots Of Birds … Continue reading Hyde Farm Creature Report
I Know I’m Late On This I kind of have a system for writing posts and then posting them. I didn’t realize when Love your pet day was until after I had already written a post for that day. My OCD would not allow me to not post the post I had originally planned for … Continue reading National Love Your Pet Day
Winter Weather=Feisty Horses Cold weather, snow and ice can sometimes mean our horses stand in their stalls more than usual. Giving them a whole bunch of time to build pent up energy. The energy that will be ready to explode when they can finally go back outside again. Know The Horses In Your Barn Most … Continue reading Tips For Turning Out Feisty Horses
February 11 I wrote this on February 11. Just never got around to posting it. To be honest with you, I had planned on posting it the next day but I forgot about it! It was a weird day for my TBI today. Obviously, every day is different with TBI recovery. I have never really … Continue reading Weird TBI Day!
Mother Nature Can Be Cruel I don’t know about you, but this winter has been rough here in Maryland. We have gone from having frozen ground, to muddy ground, to icy ground and back over and over again. It gets disappointing when we can’t ride, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do … Continue reading Things To Do With Your Horse When The Weather / Footing Is Bad
Winter Is A Good Time To Talk About Ground work I know some people understand ground work and it’s importance and others don’t. I’m going to try to help you understand why we do it and why it is such a crucial responsibility being a horse owner. Your Horse Needs To Have Basic Skills Most … Continue reading Ground Work And Basic Expectations
A Winter Morning In My Shoes Well, to start with, I don’t normally do the horses in the morning during the week. I’m the weekend feeder! When you live at the farm and the weather is icy and cold like this you are the one that ends up taking care of the chores. 5:30 Start … Continue reading Icy Morning At The Barn…
For Those Of You Who Didn’t Know… Technically, after my TBI, I’m legally blind. I know that sounds weird because I do pretty much everything I have always done. Besides drive of course. I have adapted to my lack of depth perception and can do things pretty well considering. Knowing The Farm Like The Back … Continue reading Snow + Lack of Depth Perception= Not Good!
Buddy I mentioned earlier this week that we had a patient in the barn. Buddy had a bad leg that just kept getting worse. Long sad story short, Buddy has gone on to greener pastures and the farm seems totally wrong without him. I can’t bring myself to write about my relationship with Buddy. Not … Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s Not Budder