Monthly Archives: July 2014

Horses Scratching

Hold still enough at our barn, and you become a scratching post. Which seems like a fine idea unless the ponies really get into it.

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More Modes of Transport

I’m not exactly sure how these came about. I remember the original idea was for the kids (8, 8 and 10) to pool their $$ and buy a small ATV, because I don’t allow anyone under 12 to drive the … Continue reading

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Because we need more animals!

Fifteen horses isn’t nearly enough to keep the crew here busy. Wyatt has been begging for chickens for years, with Rory joining in (her plan for some time was just to keep one in her bed). This, I said this … Continue reading

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The Smell of Fly Spray Is In the Air

For horses AND people. It’s gonna be a fantastic day just the same.

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Hitching Post Show, Part Three

We may be here for a while. Success.

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Hitching Post Show, Part Two

After three glorious stadium jumping rounds, the girls were eliminated in the cross country (as opposed to illuminated, although I think they found it quite enlightening.) Kristyn reports a clean round on Nasa, even including the water. Me, I completed … Continue reading

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Hitching Post Show, Part One

We were already victorious today: Moss got on the trailer. I missed the first half hour or so (my job: packing breakfast and lunch) but arrived in time for oh, the last hour. Forgot to take pictures…I was too busy … Continue reading

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Some of us are working here.

Winter stable work tends toward the bare minimum: We do what we have to do to keep going and no more. With summer comes maintenance. Pure solid excitement in the form of drainage work and the like–you know, the kind … Continue reading

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It looked like rain, and it looked like rain

And all day long it looked like rain. But We have given up planning around clouds or forecast. We only accommodate rain that’s actually falling from the sky. Ivy and Penny Riders arrive. Even when it looks like rain, it … Continue reading

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