It’s been the same story every year. The flies come out. Coffee and Tally do the Cha-Cha when the fly spray touches their sensitive hides. And Noble remembers that he’s much taller than we are, when it’s time to wear his fly mask. Last year, in an effort to mitigate the challenges with Noble’s ‘coyness’ … More A Tale of Two Fly Masks
You have an amazing horse who consistently gives you a nice ride. You enjoy working with this horse, and he consistency excels at what you ask of him. Then, rather suddenly, things go bad. Your high performing horse begins to struggle. His great attitude begins to turn sour. You no longer enjoy working with him … More When things turn bad
In many parts of the world it is the season of celebration. Imagine that you have been invited to a festive dinner party. You’ve been told that children are welcome, so you bring your toddler along. The minute you pass through the front door, into the festive crowd within, off dashes your toddler! She runs … More How would you react?
Things are a bit chaotic in the barn this week. We’re tearing off an unused overhang on the back of the barn, in order to add runs off the backs of the stalls. The roof overhangs a very low spot behind the barn, and is barely tall enough for us to walk under, let alone … More Try not to laugh …
I’ve written before of my ongoing challenge with young Mr. Noble. When he first arrived, and the age of six months, he was already a big strong fellow – and not what I would consider halter broke. Oh, if you were strong enough, you could muscle him in the right direction (as his prior handler … More Bratty, with a twist
I often start several drafts of posts at one time – sometimes they make it in, sometimes I go back and have lost the original inspiration. This one was drafted several months ago … and I had forgotten just how far I’d gone with it. Since I hate to waste anything, here it is. I … More Crime and punishment