Category Archives: The Horses

2018 Horsemanship Challenge

  You may find this surprising, but I think horses are effing awesome.   Every year some of us join the Northwood Farms Horsemanship Challenge.  Participants commit to riding 1 horse 30 times for a total of 40 hours over the … Continue reading

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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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