All Blog Posts Tagged 'pony' (38)

Playing the Lame Game...

They say that problems come in 3’s…

If so, then the sudden rash of  ‘lameness’ that’s been catching here on the farm of late should be over soon…

Handsome; but with a somewhat limited pain threshold!

Handsome; but with a somewhat limited pain…

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Added by Lorna Leeson on October 22, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Benefits of Keeping a Horse Riding Journal

You have just finished cooling down from what, in your mind, was the best lesson you have had in months…

As you are tending to your horse, that afterglow feeling is radiating from you; the feeling of achievement and success.
 However, you notice that while you can look back over your lesson and remember details now; come two or three days time, when you are trying to replicate that feeling, you just cannot seem to repeat what you actually done to achieve it in the…
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Added by Lorna Leeson on October 22, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Bobby is a Pony

Bobby is a Pony

 

After not being to get down off of Merlin without help I woke up last Sunday REALLY reluctant to ride him.  I couldn’t get Shannon on the phone to tell her I had to switch to someone shorter for the summer, so I took two bridles and three girths out to the farm.  Luckily I got there before Shannon had caught Merlin and she cheerfully agreed to let me ride Bobby, her British Riding Pony, who had been donated to her program because he had had ulcers.  Turning…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 17, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

POA Parade!

One of our regular readers sent us a photo of her project POA in the hopes that we would use it for a conformation clinic.  We happily agreed and immediately started searching for comparable ponies to use in our post. 

 

Holy hell, was it ever depressing!

 

 

This is Natchez.  He’s…

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Added by Snarky Rider on September 10, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Lessons learned...

Isn't it crazy the lessons you can learn from horses? Just the other day I learned a really important one!

 

I have always wanted to show my horse. I thought this summer would be great to start. Everything seemed to work out quite lovely. I found a trailer to rent just down the road, I practiced with Comet every day and I picked out all the shows months in advance.

 

I spent a whole day with my friend (who would be my barn show hand) preparing for the show.…

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Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 30, 2011 at 3:33pm — 6 Comments

Lessons learned...

Everyone has a journey. You grow up, your parents do absolutely everything they can do to relish your talents and help you find something you love with all of your heart. Everyone has a passion. One thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning. One thing that makes you want to keep moving forward, even when the end of the tunnel is pitch black. That one thing will be on your mind for your entire life. No matter what life throws at you, you will always have that one special thing…

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Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Walking in the Heat

 

This week it has been HOT and muggy down here in N.C..  My body is having some trouble adjusting to the heat this year, nothing major, but the heat came on so quickly!  I have really needed my canes to walk this week.  At least I can still ride at a walk! 

 

This all worked out good with Mia.  When I got to the stable Debbie's husband brought Mia up like he usually does, and…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 12, 2011 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

Equine Intelligence

So, for the first time ever, I have no crazy story to tell. But this time, it's about my observations.

 

People say animals can't "reason" or that they aren't "intelligent". I have to say I dissagree, specially when it comes to horses.

 

The lesson pony I currently ride, is a prick. He likes to desrupt your plans, which makes him a great pony as you need to be a step ahead of him at all times. So if your coming close to a jump, I actully see him turning his ears,…

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Added by Emily Walsh on June 1, 2011 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

Handy List of Weeds & Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses

Weeds & Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses

By: Nicole Salo

- A list of weeds and plants that are commonly found throughout Canada and the United States that are poisonous to horses and ponies. For further info and/or a list of poisonous weeds and plants that can be harmful to livestock in your area, please contact your local Ministry of Agriculture department, they can help you with any concerns and even safe ways to dispose of toxic weeds and…

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Added by Barbara F. on April 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A Pony's Wish for Christmas

 

The name "Shakespeare" is synonymous with great literature. The Shakespeare of old is legendary. The Shakespeare quoted here is a legend in his own mind!…



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Added by Bear on December 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Pony for Christmas

 

Who hasn’t begged for a pony for Christmas? My generation scrutinized the color plates of horse breeds in the H volume of our aged Encyclopedia Britannica. Some of us read Black Beauty a dozen times. We held Man from Snowy River film festivals at home. Kids…

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Added by Anna Blake on December 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Who is going trail riding tomorrow?

The weather is pretty good. I am going to pony Stewie off of Joya today. Let's see how that works out, but first she must give little Leany a lesson. She absolutely loves her.

So who is going out tomorrow? I am planing to go sometime late morning early afternoon.

Added by Inka Spatafora on November 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ju-Fa-Ya stud ponies.

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Added by ismaelill (maila) samuels on October 5, 2010 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Discover how to win the blue

Quick story, well perhaps two short horse stories.



A mom thought that her youngest daughter was too optimistic, so she took the young girl to a therapist to get some help. The therapist agreed, so they decided in order to get her to look a little bit more dimly upon life, they brought her to room fulled of horse manure: Piled high.



The young girl's face instantly was covered with absolute shock. She clambered to the top, dropped to her knees and… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

WET,WET,WET.

No, it's not about the pop group from the 90's!!

It's about the wettest start to the Royal Adelaide Show in a hundred years.

They say there were a thousand lightning strikes in the metro area, all I know is the thunder was so close it caused a traffic accedent in my pants!!

7.30am Friday, all 4 horses and the two ponys loaded well and we were out the gate on time on our way to the Show in good spirits. Tony Hall, Kate, Nick and Briony and myself looking forward to a…

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Added by Geoffrey Pannell on September 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

William Micklem asks IS THIS A MAGIC SUIT OF CLOTHES?

 

 

Dublin show at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge is the centrepiece and driving force for many in the Irish Equestrian community. It is so dominant in our culture that people just talk about it as ‘the horse show’, despite the fact that there are…

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Added by William Micklem on August 8, 2010 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

William Micklem offers TEN LITTLE BEAUTIES

So sad to hear that Oki Doki is no longer with us….who needs cheering up? The great thing about age is the ability to enjoy the little equine things that possibly were once hidden by the pursuit of rosettes in earlier days:…



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Added by William Micklem on July 23, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

And So on and So on and So on....

Thursday April 22

At some point, riding lots of miles starts to feel a little redundant. Today, Robin and I rode around the buttes – we mixed it up a little by going over the steep pass down to Ave Q, then across to…

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Added by Monica Whitmer on May 1, 2010 at 11:53pm — 2 Comments

Of teeth and speed

Talk about falling off the wagon! Last week, the train derailed! Robin and I skipped our very first ride together on Monday – it was cold, and windy and raining early in the day, so we opted to miss this one time. I was also sick on Easter – woke up with a headache and nausea – it may have been my first experience with a migraine – so I was very worn out on Monday. Well, Tuesday, I…

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Added by Monica Whitmer on April 12, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Keeping the routine going

Wednesday Mar 17 – Happy St Patrick’s day!

This is a big teaching day, so not as much time to ride. I combined teaching a student with getting Belle worked. We just rode 40 minutes, doing about 2 walking miles on the trail and then some arena trot work. Happily, it is…

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Added by Monica Whitmer on March 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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