How the horses handle the cold

Warm Greetings! With the cold often people worry about the horses and whether they can stay warm. As the days shorten in the fall- horses develop a winter coat. They have up to 17 layers of coat that can develop to keep them warm. Horses that are not blanketed till the end of December are […] Read more »

GYM TIME!

I get asked all the time- Don’t you get enough exercise just working on the farm? The answer- ‘no’. Two reasons why I go to the gym on a regular basis. 1) your body grows accustomed to a routine workout and becomes more efficient at performing it- therefore, burning less calories. That’s why even if […] Read more »

Dressing WARM for Riding- Christmas/Stocking Ideas

It’s cold right now- but winter riding can certainly still be enjoyable if you are dressed appropriately for it. Right now we ride if the wind chill is above 20 degrees. As our bodies acclimate to the weather we will drop that standard for riding down to 10 degrees with wind chill. In order to […] Read more »

Dec 7th Horse Parade

 If you are interested in being part of the 2013 Horse parade contact me! We have 9 spots in trailers. Walking a pony is one of the HITS of the parade! Children LOVE to pet the ponies! We need costumes for horses and ponies so begin planning now for what you might want to do! […] Read more »

Tack Swap

We are taking in our extra tack to a Tack Swap in White Bear on Nov. 1st.We have about 10 hunt jackets that we will be selling. If you borrowed one last year and are interested in purchasing it- PLEASE email or text me. We also have tall riding boots size 10W and two pairs […] Read more »

Saddle Up for St Jude- Sept 7th

THIS Saturday September 7th will be a fun family day at the farm. 10-4pm. Proceeds from this event will go to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital (we are hoping to raise $5,000) Promise Kept Therapy Center- up and beyond the 5k will be donated to Promise Kept Therapy Center. Entrance- $5/person Trailride- $40 No lessons, no […] Read more »

The quest to improve as a rider

One thing that holds riders back in their ability to improve is FEAR. Whether it’s the fear of falling, or looking less the perfect- FEAR is NEVER helpful. Fear is evident in riders when they constantly look down, when they hold their breath, stiffen up as they ride, turn out of a jump.. and there […] Read more »