Category Archives: The Horses

Axel, the “Informal Horse of the Week”

I keep meaning to do blog posts of our “horse of the week” where I give you a bunch of juicy details and endearing photos of one specific horse.  Currently, that’s 14 weeks’ worth of material.  I’m calling it the … Continue reading

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Tough Stuff

Doing the right thing sucks sometimes. Here’s to Nevada: When we first started our business we began scouring Craigslist and other online groups for suitable horses — older, quiet, calm.  We found an ad for a “free horse” in Roy, … Continue reading

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Fat Ponies on a Green Background, Apple Cake, and Hours

Fat Ponies on a Green Background We’ve been working on getting our place greened up.  It’s been a long process of replacing our pump and 400 feet of pipe from the aquifer to the surface.  My dad drilled the well … Continue reading

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In Case You Ever Wonder What Breakfast is Like Around Here

I’ve always loved everything about feeding time — the sounds, the herd dynamics and interactions, the exercise.  Thought I’d share it with you in this video.   Yukon is the first horse I feed, he gets Equine Senior as it’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Horses: Nevada

We have an unintentional geographical theme to our horse names:  Yukon, USA, Nevada, and you could argue “Wrigley” is a place too (Wrigley Field).  Nevada is a dream horse — a beautiful red gelding with tall white socks that go … Continue reading

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Meet the Horses: Suzzie

For such a dainty, delicate looking horse, Suzzie has been the cornerstone of our operation.  She’s a registered Arabian mare.  Arabians are notoriously friendly, docile, high-strung, and energetic.  Prone to spook at pretty much anything.  They have exceptional endurance and … Continue reading

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Hot Days and Hot Horses

For the most part, our little herd is content to pass their time with their heads buried in their feed bunker.  To the casual observer, it probably looks like we are raising a rare breed of headless horse.   I rarely … Continue reading

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Facing Fears and Facts

Preface – Mortality The facts are we are mortal, and so are our animals.  The topic of domesticated animals and their care is a sensitive one with almost cult-like division over everything from when to call a vet vs. whether or not to … Continue reading

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Wishbone and Sis

My favorite thing to do when I visit Wishbone is to stand under his neck and lean my back against his massive chest.  I am completely sheltered by the gentle giant as he curls his head down a little and … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

What a whirlwind weekend!  I actually spent 10 hours in the saddle one day.  That was awesome.   Our horses can be real characters.  During one ride I thought I’d give our big black Tennessee Walker mare a break and … Continue reading

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