Changing Herd Dynamics

Something very interesting is happening to the herd dynamics of my little 2 pony herd. Farley has always been the boss mare over ML. Consistently keeping her little baby (and then teenage) attitude in check, never letting her get away with anything, always fairly and consistently enforcing the rules. And always with the right amount […] more

The power of a sabbatical

Let’s talk about sabbatical. I just finished one that lasted approximately 8 weeks (from Thanksgiving to New Years) and I find myself emerging on the other side more creative and balanced, less anxious, and with a clearer purpose of what I want and how to get it. Oh sure, this sabbatical started without my permission. […] more

Not a Gift Guide 2017

Merry Christmas! As has become my tradition I’m going to share with you the things I bought this year that I really enjoyed. Trailer Jack Stand I bought this as an impulse buy when getting tire covers for my brand new trailer tires. This stupid looking plastic cone that my trailer jack rests on when […] more

Time off – it does the body good

I haven’t been very good about writing here, mostly because I’m uninspired, tired, and not doing any riding or running which doesn’t lead to much of that third (w)R. Instead of waiting until life is full steam ahead again and the inevitable stories that come with it, I’m going to break the silence by writing […] more

Universe vs. Mel part 2

Thursday was once again a scheduled Mel Holiday. Bearing in mind the tragedy of my last scheduled holiday, I wasn’t that surprised to see some sort of something parked in front of my trailer. Never mind that I’ve NEVER gotten to the stable only to have my trailer blocked in by something in the many […] more

Farley’s hoof – 5 month update

  Five months later and Farley’s hoof’s fragment has almost grown out to the ground surface. Even better news is something none of us expected. No scar in the cornet band – it’s totally intact, which means no scar on the hoof!!!!!!! All that new growing hoof is totally in line and connected to the […] more

A Decade of Farley

Thanks for the years Farley. I’m lucky to have you. The amazing thing is you are exactly the right horse whether I’m single and in my 20’s, or in my 30’s and married with a kid. How many other things can I say that about? May you live another 10 years in comfort and peace […] more

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