More Misadventures of Stu

It was late afternoon, and I was walking into my kitchen after hanging out with baby. My tiny yorkie wanted to go outside, so I let her out, and turned to grab some food before I went back to baby. My eye caught something out of place, and I paused, looking out the window. Stu […]

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Excitement in the Field

My husband told me the horses were running around the field. Well, he actually said, “That idiot horse is tearing up the field again.” I might be paraphrasing here, but the meaning was clear. (Also, he was referring to Berry this time, not my other idiot. But when I went out, both were running around, […]

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Working with Stu

Stu is no longer mostly idle. Instead he gets worked every night, or every other night. (Basically, like 40% idle now, which is why it can be mostly not idle.) We’ve been working on the lunge line at a walk still, which is a bit disappointing to me. I’d like to start trot work. But, […]

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The Steeplechase Horse

Would you like to own a racehorse? It may be more possible than you think. Do you own a thoroughbred? You’re halfway there! The National Steeplechase Associate would actually like you to consider it. They have a campaign called Go Jump Racing with the aim to increase participation among horses and owners, and promote the […]

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Stu’s Not So Bad

After a week of Stu’s antics, I was ready to sell him. I was almost ready to give him away to the first person who said they wanted him. Not only did he knock down a fence to get to the mares, he learned from that experience how to knock down fences. In total, he […]

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Evaluating Stu’s Face with TTouch

I find TTouch fascinating. I don’t know if how accurate it is, but it does seem to have some truth behind it. It’s more accurate than palm reading, but it seems to fall into that realm.  TTouch was created by Linda Tellington-Jones. It’s both an encyclopdia of horse characteristics and how they relate to personality, […]

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The Frustrations of Horses

The posts I had planned for today is delayed. I usually write my posts in advance, and then read/edit them again in the morning they are posted to try to catch any typos. I frequently make typos, and looking at a post with fresh eyes helps to catch them (although I sometimes still miss them […]

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Lots of Lines

Two things have been accomplished in the last few days. I’m so excited to be making some progress! I actually don’t know which I’m more excited about. They both give me satisfaction, but which gives me more? I’ll have to think about this. I think Stu was getting frustrated too – he actually gave me […]

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King Henry VIII and His Horses

We’re doing something a little bit different here today. I bet no one was expecting this topic to come up. I wouldn’t have expected it either until I happened upon a video that peaked my interest. On the Weird History YouTube channel, there’s a video “Things You Didn’t Know about King Henry VII.” Short of […]

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Visiting Ollie

I would happily spend every weekend taking pictures of horses and their people. So happy I got to do it two weekends in a row! Let’s see if I can keep this trend going… For these photos, I went to visit D’Arcy and her horse Ollie. Longtime readers will remember that D’Arcy used to keep […]

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