My Trailer Preferences

two horse straight load

I always find it interesting to learn why people buy the things they do. “Such and such is soooo perfect!” they will say. But why? What unique needs did the person have to make that choice? What experiences made them decided they had to have that feature? Why is what they wanted so different from […]

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Upperville Has Started

entering the show ring

It’s one of the best times of the year…. Upperville-mas, where we celebrate being together with beautiful horses, and the ones who have been really good this year receive ribbons from the mythical St. Claus Bride! I think they officially shortened the name to Upperville Colt and Horse Show because Upperville-mas is such a mouthful. […]

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Horses, Meet Baby

Now that little Bridgette is 5 weeks old, I figured it was time for her to meet the horses. After all, she’s going to be spending her WHOLE LIFE with them, so the sooner she gets along with them the better. (We’re agreed the whole point of having kids is to force your hobbies on […]

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The Barn Plan

hay storage

I’ve had big barn plans in the past, but I’ve since scaled back my more elaborate ideas. A couple of factors play into this – the time required, the cost, and considering resale value down the road. If I built something more elaborate, chances are I would never get my money back.  So, the new […]

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The Mud Problem

This has been the wettest year I can remember. Certainly, the wettest year since we bought this farm. We would get weeks of rain, one week of sun, and more weeks of rain. All that rain amounted to so much mud. More mud than I’ve dealt with.  My normal mud control is to scrape it out […]

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I’m Not Dead

It’s been almost three months since my last post. My god, where has the time went?! At first it was time. And then it was exhaustion. And then when it wasn’t my routine anymore, I just forgot about it… To get everyone all caught up, here’s the high level of things that happened over the […]

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Stubert the Yearling

yearling colt

My little Stubert is officially a yearling now! My little boy is growing up! Technically his birthday was June 4th, but it’s never to late to celebrate! So what has little Stubert been doing? Well, I’m glad you asked!  He’s gone on solo walks around the property, getting a bit excited and light footed, but […]

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2018 Foals

warmblood foals

Happy Monday everyone! The rain finally stopped in Virginia (for now), the animals are doing good, and I’m really excited about an upcoming trip. I’ve gotten out of the practice of updating, but I’m going to try to get on a regular schedule again. I’m thinking like Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The pressure is on! I […]

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