Tag Archives: Roxie

How would you react?

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 … Continue reading

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October, I hardly knew you!

Since late September, life has passed by in a blur.  Several trips for work have taken time away from my non-work life – the horses in particular.  Ailments and injuries have further limited equine-based activities.  Head buried in work most … Continue reading

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The herd falls ill

There are two things that should tug at any feeling heart string – a sick child and a sick animal.  Not only are they suffering from the discomfort of the ailment, but both share a somewhat confused aspect, as if … Continue reading

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Leverage

Never underestimate the power of leverage on a horse’s head.  A recent Facebook post, by a trainer recognized by many as upholding classical standards, showed the power leverage can have.  The post was regarding a young mare and her transformation … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a … saddle!

Just over a year ago I was pining for a horse to ride.  The result of my subsequent search was the entry of Roxie into our family.  This was, unfortunately, followed immediately by the longest and wettest rainy season in … Continue reading

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How can you be mad?

You stroll out for the evening chores.  The last streaks of fuchsia still decorate the sky, and the cool Delta breeze brushes past your face.  You smile as you glance toward the peaceful chicken coop, surveying the surrounding greenery and … Continue reading

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Talk to the animals?

One of my earliest memories of going to the movies was waiting in line to see Dr. Dolittle (1967).  I remember feeling excited to see the film, clutching a little Dr. Dolittle wallet to put my ticket stub in.  Even … Continue reading

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