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Thought for the day -- V: Ode to Caydon Hay

Today we grace you with the poetic ramblings of my surprisingly literary equine partner, Shakespeare -- just for fun. It was written between mouthfuls (of hay, of course), November, 2006. Here goes:

What luscious forage through mine

Velvet lips doth pass?

Ah! Tis sweet, tis delicious

This dried and texturous grass.

Said soft and fragrant stems and leaves

Seem far too good to eat.

But neigh! Tis best to sup than

Leave it lying at…


Added by Dorothy McDonall on February 21, 2008 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

Thought for the day -- IV "In partnership with a horse ..."

"In partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion, and inspiration." Charles de Kunffy

There's no doubt about it, a life with horses is forever stimulating. Whether on the ground, or in the saddle, time spent with a horse is an exercise in self-awareness and being "in the moment." This was something that it took me an awful long time to learn. My first leap to self-awareness was as an intern at CornerStone Farms 13 years ago while I was working toward my…


Added by Dorothy McDonall on February 20, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thought for the day III -- " ... through his mane and tail ..."

"... through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings." William Shakespeare

I just had to share this as I imagine the wind blowing through my own Shakespeare's mane and tail as he yahoos! at high speed around the arena to get the bugs out before I get on him, especially in this weather. It is such a marvel to watch him exercise himself -- he is so joy-filled and such a show off!!!

Added by Dorothy McDonall on February 19, 2008 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

Habitat for Horses Adoptable Horse of the Week!


Breed: Paso Fino/QH cross

Sex: Mare

: 1999

Weight: 860lbs

Height: 14.3 hh

Arrival date: Sept. 2005…


Added by Emily at Habitat for Horses on February 19, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Mr. G. DeLully put down

Sad news to hear...

British Equestrian Team member Fiona Bigwood has lost her number one Grand Prix horse Mr G de Lully. The Swedish bred gelding had to be humanely put down after he sustained 7 fractures between his hoof and fetlock bone. He was out in the sand paddock and wearing boots and bandages at the time of the accident.

Added by Linda Weldon on February 19, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments

Thought for the day -- II: "We are responsible forever ...

"We are responsible forever for the things that we tame."

Antoine de Saint Exupery from "The Little Prince."

My first exposure to this author and his lovely book "The Little Prince" was as a little girl in London, England. It was a book my mother often read to my brother and I before bed. Part of its charm is how it is both wise and whimsical, as well as beautifully illustrated. If you have never read it, I highly recommend that you do ...…


Added by Dorothy McDonall on February 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Thought for the day: "Go as far as you can see ..."

... "Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you will be able to see further." ~ Thomas Carlyle ~

We cannot always see the light at the end of the tunnel; especially on those days when life has dealt us a blow and we are smack dab in the abyss of that dark moment.

I was involved in a freak riding accident once that, unfortunately, claimed the horse's life. Though I was unhurt physically, I was left devastated and emotionally shattered for a while. I recall lying in bed…


Added by Dorothy McDonall on February 18, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Habitat for Horses Adoptable horse of the Week

Summer Sahara


Breed: Arabian Cross

Sex: Mare

DOB: 1994

: Grey

Height: 14.2 hh


: May 2006


Cleveland,… Continue

Added by Emily at Habitat for Horses on February 13, 2008 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

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