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Ben and Joy

Anna Blake recently posted a piece on bringing horses home that deals with the all too often ignored aspect of just how much disruption we subject horses to.  I have long been sensitive to how what we see as simple, … Continue reading

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“Come play with me?”

  Recently, Coffee was on some turnout time in the arena. My mother went to bring him in, and he was watching calmly from the corner; but, when she neared the gate, he galloped a small circle, threw in a … Continue reading

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When horses try to help

If you do not keep horses at home, you might never have experienced your horses trying to “help” with repairs and chores.  Curious by nature, horses are likely to insert themselves into any activity in their vicinity.  I’ve had heads … Continue reading

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Training an Appaloosa

First, let me start by saying that I love Appaloosas.  They have been a part of my life for over forty years.  Anything I say below is said with love and amusement.  Second, I fully acknowledge that horses are all … Continue reading

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App-aloof-sa

Nash is a tough character to figure out.  He greets us when we approach the barn, and he seems very interested in getting your attention.  Turned loose, he’ll follow us as often as not.  But, approach his stall and attempt … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a friend!

This post is dedicated to all those horsey people, from around the globe, that have connected with me through Facebook and this blog. As I spend these days mostly on my back, recovering from my crash last Sunday, I have … Continue reading

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Appaloosas

For some reason, while we worked with our two spotted boys today, I began to think about all the Appaloosas that I’ve known.  From the horse I took my first riding lessons on (a tubby leopard who terrified me with … Continue reading

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