Monthly Archives: April 2016
Originally posted on Willowtrail Farm Musings:
Ponies have been my focus and my passion for nearly two decades. Every once in awhile, though, I get surprised when they appear in a part of my life where I don’t expect them.…
Recently, I was asked for help in naming a foal. I was asked how I chose our names and how many I/we/our farm had named. I had to think about that …
Another use for the hay string – and the latest project?
“Herd Bound” is a term for a reason. BUT I’ve seen it go much further w/i pairs – both between horses and horse/owner.
Rude showmen/women – HOW NOT TO RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION This is a LONG one, better grab your drink and sit down for a bit!!
I’ve not always agreed that a stallion doesn’t make a good first horse. In some cases, I’ve seen it work and turned out AWESOME in not one breed, but several.
I’ve often been asked the ? of “How soon after foaling can we ride, drive, work or show our mare”? and “How soon can we show the foals”?
I have, in the past, actually foaled out some of our mares –
Yes, we do “farm work” with ours. Can they plow or disk in a heavy, wet clay soil field all day? Probably not.
I’m already “tired” of bays. I’m “over bayed” at the moment and will be as long as we use Wizard (all foals guaranteed to be bay pintos or chestnut pinto w/ bay gene – homozygous for both bay and tobiano.