Horses, I Have Grossly Underestimated You!

When the only horses you have met are riding school horses and for-hire ponies, you get a very skewed picture of what a horse is like. You look at things like height, color, and how well they move. What a pleasant surprise to find out that horses are so much more Continue reading “Horses, I Have Grossly Underestimated You!”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Farm

So there I was on the way to the farm, when I suddenly realized that I didn’t bring the dogs’ leashes or harnesses! Uh oh. The dogs were already in the car and it was too late to turn back. I considered stopping at a pet store and looking for a suitable leash and collar, except that there were no pet stores along the way. I was just going to have to wing it and rely on my dogs’ training and good sense! Continue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Farm”

Day One of Horse Ownership

First time horse ownership is daunting. Even if  the whole idea of a farm sprung from my wish to have horses  and I already reserved a horse and bought all the gear I could think of, there were still lots of times when I got cold feet and felt like chucking it all in. Continue reading “Day One of Horse Ownership”