Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Dad and a Pony

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.…

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Naming Foals

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 …

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Slippers? From Hay string!

Another use for the hay string – and the latest project?

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Do ponies remember?

“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.

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History: Horse Show Manners

Rude showmen/women – HOW NOT TO RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION This is a LONG one, better grab your drink and sit down for a bit!!

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Stallions & “Green + Green=Black&Blue”

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.

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After foaling?

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”?

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Imprinting Foals

I have, in the past, actually foaled out some of our mares –

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Driving ponies – Farm work?

Yes, we do “farm work” with ours.  Can they plow or disk in a heavy, wet clay soil field all day?  Probably not. 

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Bay & Silver, Silver & Bay!

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.

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