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The Hardest Decision

It’s never easy to write the following words. Raven was put down today. At about 0930, he began showing signs of colic. The vet came out and worked with him until noon, when it became apparent that this wasn’t colic. … Continue reading

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Love will find a way

Sometimes, when I’m aimlessly wasting time, I go to craigslist to see what’s for sale, or, in the case of animals, what’s being ‘rehomed’. Craigslist’s policy is to NEVER SELL animals, so people use the term ‘re home’. It’s still … Continue reading

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Learning riding secrets the hard way.

“The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse.”  Winston Churchill Sometimes, you learn about riding in unusual ways. Or painful ones. I have been extremely ill the last two months. Out of the … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Horse

Sometimes, you know right away when someone buys the wrong horse. Recently, a longtime friend of the Barnlord bought a horse for her 10 year old daughter. The friend, Tessa, had ridden Western equitation and drill team for years, so … Continue reading

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Where would you live in Fiction?

I read a LOT of books. Being that I am a scientist, the vast majority of what I read is termed ‘non-fiction’ and is almost always hard science, natural history, or, lately, history. For instance, the last non-fiction books I … Continue reading

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The things horses fear

Originally posted 2013. These days, horses don’t have much to fear. Oh, there are the usual things: horse trailers, veterinarians, unexplained noises, etc. But the things they evolved to fear: lions, tigers and bears (oh my), are no longer threats … Continue reading

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The Warmblood Mammoth

It’s late January. The days are lengthening, although it’s still cold, and rainy. You don’t think of late January as the beginning of spring. We still have three months of possible snow, ice, and always, more rain. But, in these … Continue reading

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