Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Though everyone still needs to finish shedding, this is the part of spring that I, as a horse owner, really love–dapple season. Dapples are often seen as a sign of health and bloom on a horse’s coat. The more dappled the horse, the healthier it’s...

The Hay Has Lasted! (Sunday Horses)

It’s nearly the end of March, the time when I figured if the hay could make it to this point we’d be okay. After all, our lows are now at or above freezing and the grass has turned green. I can see the pasture growing. We made it through winter. And I have...

Awaiting Shedding Season (Sunday Horses)

There comes a time every late winter when you expect spring to be just around the corner. The narcissus (early daffodils) are up and blooming, not just here but in the wild patches along our gravel road. We just had our “late season snow” that inevitably...

Walking with Holly (Sunday Horses)

As much as I hate to say it for my friends and family north of me, yesterday was a glorious day. A bit breezy, high of around 60-65. A lovely day to be outside and soak up the sunshine. So, when I walked back from the mailbox and saw Holly resting in the pasture...

Musical Buckets (Sunday Horses)

We have a feeding strategy for our horses. The “ladies” (senior Fortune and her 5yo daughter Firefly), are fed in the shed and they get soaked pellets and sweet feed. The gelding is fed a little outside, and Holly our rescue is fed around the corner. On...

Horses On Ice (Sunday Horses)

No, not the latest ice show coming to a venue near you. Rather, this was how I did chores this morning. Slowly and very carefully. Fortunately we were lucky. By the time I went out it was already 32, so while the ice on the ramp leading from the house was at that...

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