Category Archives: The Horses

Informal Horse of the Week – Jersey

The first time I met Jersey I really liked her.  Quiet, easy to get along with, and with the prettiest little baby-doll face.  When her owner asked if Jersey would be a good fit for our trail rides, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Dash — Informal Horse of the Week

Oh, Dash, beautiful Dash.  He’s our big, red, long-legged love bug. 21 this year, and going strong.   Dash is a big boy with a big motor…and an even bigger heart. A 16-hand sorrel, Dash is an own grandson of … Continue reading

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Caitie and Siobhan — “Informal Horses of the Week”

This week’s “Informal Horse of the Week” is actually a pair of horses.   Caitie and Siobhan  (pronounced “Katie” and “shovaughn”) came to us from an Amish farm back east, when they were 3 years old.  They have the same … Continue reading

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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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