I’m Very Self Conscious! After not riding for almost 3 years because of my TBI, I’m finally back in the saddle again. I have been for a while now, but I wasn’t brave enough to share it with everyone. I was nervous that it was too good to be true. That one day I would … Continue reading Proof That I’m Back In The Saddle
Making Ends Meet In The Pandemic The pandemic has put a lot of financial stress on our farm. Normally this time of year of fall festivals, where we take our pony ride ponies and petting zoo animals. We had four ponies that worked the MD Renn Fest, for eight weekends. Late August through late October. … Continue reading New Farm Adventure- Getting Covid Creative!
You May Remember Finny From A Post Before I posted about him a while back and how he was misbehaving. Acting a fool and bucking. Well he got over that, thank goodness. Since then though he was intermittently unsound for a month or two. Until recently, when he has been unsound all the time. The … Continue reading Finny’s Feet
Why Do We Need To Learn This Skill? Well, the first reason is that you should be able to control your horse’s speed within each gait. You should be able to take longer strides or shorter strides. Depending on the situation you are. Lengthening and shortening is a good skill to learn if you are … Continue reading Exercise For Lengthening And Shortening Canter Strides
Welcome To The Back 40! Rusty is a grade, looking mostly quarter horse like chestnut gelding. Monty, is a roan gelding, also of quarter horse body type. Instant Best Friends Rusty arrived at the farm on Saturday. He had about an hour and a half long trailer ride to get to the farm. He unloaded … Continue reading 2 Week-End Days And 2 New Horses!
Why Do I Need Horse Cough Syrup? One of my lesson horses, Marley was diagnosed years ago with heaves. He has a bad cough that comes and goes. It goes from a little cough every once in a while, to a deep cough that shakes his whole body. When he has really bad spells, the … Continue reading Product Review- Finish Line Air Power Cough Relief
Computer Troubles It’s been a busy couple of weeks. First, I had internet trouble and had to wait for it to get fixed. Evidently, a line got messed up in a storm or something. Next, I finally got my internet working again, and my darn computer refused to connect to it. It figures right? Sometimes … Continue reading A Catch-Up Post!
Dear Horse Owners Writing Sale Ads, Please Keep The Following Things In Mind Put a picture of your horse with the ad. We don’t want to have to wait for you to send us pictures. To buyers, it feels like you don’t really want to sell your horse if you don’t post a picture. Kid-safe … Continue reading A Little Rant On Horse For Sale Classified Ads!
Good Days And Bad Days With Horses Good days and bad days come with the territory when it comes to horseback riding and life with horses. It is only natural that sometimes when you are trying to ride an animal that weighs a thousand pounds and doesn’t speak your language that things may get a … Continue reading Bad Lessons Teach Us The Best Lessons!
I Think We Sometimes Forget! When we have a frustrating day with our horse. Maybe when we didn’t do as well in a lesson as we had hoped. Or your horse misbehaved at a horse show (big disappointment). We may question… why do we do this? Spend so much money on something that can be … Continue reading Why We Ride Horses!