Category Archives: My Horses

Farewell jihad, Welcome sunny delight

A friend of mine was out walking in our pasture. I watched as she was followed closely by Jihad “the horse”. When she got to our yard, she confessed that she had been afraid of this big, black horse named … Continue reading

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Horse Training Marathon

Over the years, I’ve unintentionally collected horses. Some of them wound up staying here because of past abuse and/or difficult temperaments. I don’t want to sell them at the sale barn where a lot of the horses are bought and sold … Continue reading

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Horse Training/ Pearl and Kiwi

I’ve been doing my horse training marathon for three days. The first day I rode four, which is my goal. Yesterday I only rode Pearl. It was so muddy I didn’t want to muck up the turf in my riding … Continue reading

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My Personal Horse Training Marathon

Today I rode four horses in this order: Pearl, Jihad, Dawn Treader and Kiwi. I rode them in the order of least to best trained, although perhaps Dawn Treader is a little more advanced than Kiwi. Dawn Treader is so … Continue reading

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Charity Tribute

Twenty-six years ago I was training an Arabian stallion named Shocker at our place. I had an Appaloosa mare named Cotton who was bred to Shocker. They produced a leopard Appaloosa named Charity in April ’91. In May of the … Continue reading

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