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05.19.12 Botany Class Missed

Thanks to Laura and Debra for sharing their pics from Saturday's ride at Pond Mountain.  I didn't make it, but they got some good shots and apparently had a great ride without me!  How dare they....

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05.12.12 Cicada Symphony Ride

Good Saturday ride.  Got on, with assistance from the trailer fender, at 1145a; got back to the trailer at 345p.  The weather was a little odd I thought.  It was a very comfortable day for me, but...

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05.05.12 Chamomile Fashion Derby Update

FINALLY, I got the pics from the Olympic candidates.  So, the album has been updated with those pics for a complete view of the day.  Not sure how, but we neglected to take any photos of our...

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05.05.12 Chamomile Fashion Derby

Churchill Downs has their hats, pies, and mint juleps, and we cannot begin to compete with those.  However, we have our own fashion statements, such as the dual raincoats, where the full length...

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04.29.12 Ahhh…Perfect Weather

Such a delightful-weather day and so blessed to be able to spend it riding!  My God, How Great Thou Art. The weather was truly as close to perfect as we get in this world.  The temperature was quite...

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Sir Winston Goes to School

Since the one-hour catching session, I have been working with Winston every day or every few days.  I have not ridden since then, but we have been practicing the first, and absolutely necessary...

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Spring Draft Horse & Mule Sale Arrives

Tri-State Draft Horse & Mule Sale, click for details.  April 26-28, 2012, Washington County Fairgrounds, Abingdon, VA. Thursday, 12:00 p.m. & Friday, 9:00 a.m.—Tack Sale Friday, 5:00...

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Anybody seen Luck, on HBO?

Just curious here, since I have not seen this show.  Apparently, HBO has a series called "Luck" which is about thoroughbred horse racing.  Dustin Hoffman is connected, but since I haven't seen any...

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Rope Halters

Rope halters have become very popular, especially in the "natural horsemanship" kinds of training.  The "training" ones are usually a thinner variety of rope, logic being the thinner rope creates a...

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Help Control Flies with Fly Predators

I don't like lots of chemicals, so I can avoid them when I can.  It just so happens I hate to see my horse's face obscured by a blanket of flies more than I hate chemicals.  So, I usually use some...

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Common Sense Supplements

My horse is turned out all the time and has plenty of pasture.  Do I need to feed supplements? My horse gets a daily ration of sweet feed.  Do I need to feed supplements? My horse has really pitiful...

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Trail Maps

If you have a source for good trail maps I wish you would share please.  Leave a comment with what maps you use, and where you find them. My most trustworthy map is the National Geographic Trails...

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