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The Chincoteague Ponies

During the month of July, the Saltwater Cowboys gear up for the annual Pony Swim celebration in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Those that enjoyed Marguerite Henry’s popular book, Misty of Chincoteague, may already be familiar with this spectacular event. The main attraction is a bunch of shaggy yet sturdy wild…

Cool Summer Treats for Your Horse

 which means we may be seeking air conditioning and ice cream rather than spending long hours at the barn. But while you’re inside, you might consider whipping up some cool treats for your horse. I’m sure they’ll be much appreciated on a hot summer day. Here are a several…

Basic Herbs for Culinary, Medicinal and Spirtiual Health

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ” May Sarton 

My daughters and I have recently started our first vegetable garden this past Spring. Planting from seeds and watching…

Homemade Horse Cookies

As a kid I’d always make my animals Christmas presents.  It was usually a treat of some sort.  Since I have some extra time to spend in the kitchen I thought it’d be fun to revisit my treat making days and create some yummy cookies for my boys.

My horses…

5 Beautiful Coat Colors in Horses

Horses come in a variety of coat colors. Some of the more popular ones include bay, chestnut, black and grey. There are also a handful of more unique colors, such as buckskin, palomino and pinto. Each coat color is created by a horse’s genetic profile. In many cases, the…

5 Types of Horses You’ll Never Forget

It is said there are five different types of horses you will remember in your lifetime as a rider- your first pony, the one that taught you the most, the challenging one, the amazing performer and the one that got away. This might sound like a glimpse of your…

An Oldie But Goodie

I’ve had her in my life for nearly 12 years, a fact that seemed so impossible that I had to double check by searching my old emails for her purchase exam. The vet purchase emails were undeniably from 2008. At the risk of sounding cliche, the barn birthday celebrations…

Current Netflix Content for Horse Lovers

And if you’re a horse lover, you’re in luck because there’s plenty of horse-related content to keep you entertained right now. Here are a few recommendations:
Television Series
Heartland: After an unfortunate tragedy affects young Amy Fleming’s family, she slowly discovers she possesses her now-deceased mother’s ability to aid injured horses…

The Wild Horses of Utah

We drove about two and a half hours from our home to the Utah desert passing the Pony Express route on our way.  We were on a mission to see wild horses.

Utah is home to 22 herds of wild horses.  The wild horses that live in this part of…

Back to basics.

Like everyone else around the world, I can say that this last month has been, for lack of a better word, tough. Being isolated from extended family, having to homeschool two little kids, Zach working from home and not having much “me” time have been a few of the…