I borrowed a friends tractor and had a great time grading our back half acre. We smoothed out the pasture area and created a nice slope in the new barn area where we will be building this summer. Also, spent some time smoothing out the old garden to extend our grassy back lawn. The … More Another toy for Ryan and me.
I’m so excited, we finally got a horse trailer so we can ride our horses at the beautiful parks and horse back riding trails in the area. We found a good deal on a used trailer in Washington but it needs a little work. After wire brushing the rust with a drill and a wire … More We Got a Horse Trailer!
This little girl, Mairsiedotes, has a bent towards getting close to Honey, but Honey’s usual reaction is to squeal, feign a kick, and run away. Mairsiedotes will continue to trail her, and stand very close to Honey’s hind end, until Honey
Elinor from “A Horse From Elinor” asked for some of her readers to blog about breakthroughs we had in training our horses. Here is one from when I was a young girl with a pony. I owned a young shetland stallion named Trigger, whom I owned when I was age 12 to 14. Trigger loved … More Training My Pony to Stop Nipping
We had the horses out in the pasture but Bae figured out she could push the gate open
Source: Horse Lover From The Beginning
Cheryl heard some bumping around in the barn and looked over her loft edge to see what was going on. Honey and BaeBee were where they belonged in their stalls, but Cheryl couldn’t see Mairsiedotes anywhere. Upon further investigation, this is what Cheryl saw: Mairsiedotes had managed to lay down with her head under the … More Hay Thief Caught In The Act! Or maybe just a lonely horsey?
Ha ha! Well we’ve got four layers on the side near the barn now and it’s starting to really work! Each trip to the dumpster behind the carpet store, or to a give away site Cheryl finds online, allows us to put another layer of carpet on half the corral. I know it’s kind of ridiculous … More (Snark, snark) If you really love your horse, carpet her corral. — Edit: I will tell you right now that this did not work. Thrush grew in the carpet and it was awful that year.
My sister Cheryl and I were having a conversation yesterday about why we tend to do things in unconventional ways. Why don’t we just do things the way “normal” people do? We think it stems from the necessity of having to figure out alternative ways of doing things as we were growing up due to … More How many layers of carpet does it take to keep my horses feet out of the mud? — Edit: Don’t do this, found out thrush loves carpet.