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Kim’s Blog

Jun 2

FRANCES YOUNGBLOOD SPECIAL CARE FUND

We are all deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend Frances Youngblood on May 22, 2014. Frances was kind, generous and smart. She carried a special place in her heart for animals in need and it was her passion to help them. Frances found Luke Hill at TRF Montpelier. Luke couldn’t walk without […]

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Nov 26

Winter has arrived

Monday was seventy degrees.  Today it is snowing.  And I thought Massachusetts weather was unpredictable.  This is just wild.  As soon as Ron gets the tractor fixed, I guess we’ve got to start putting out hay. Monday we also did the fall herd evaluation.  It went well, and everyone got a good score.  Hooray! The […]

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Nov 12

Flash has soloed!

Actually, I just popped into the office to update my foot list (who was trimmed/shod) and to look for my sunglasses (found ‘em), but since I am here I will give you an update. Flash did his first solo trip around Montpelier!  I am so proud of him.  It has taken awhile, but he finally […]

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Nov 5

Survived the races!

Yep, I know I haven’t been online in a while. I do try to avoid all uses of the computer and internet that I can.  However, here I am, checking in.  Last Saturday was the first plein air painting event to support the TRF at Montpelier at the Montpelier races.  I don’t have numbers, but […]

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Oct 8

Report: all well!

I did take Flash to the Mary Schwentker clinic Saturday.  This is the third time I have taken a green horse to her clinic, because I love the way she starts at zero, and can modify her approach, moving as quickly (or not) as the horse and rider need so that everyone leaves with a […]

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Sep 29

Got rained out

Not that I am going to complain today.  We really did need it.  It has been so dry I actually tossed round bales in the fields two months early.  The horses aren’t very interested yet, but at least it’s there.  But it means I am stuck in the office. I’ve got four horses on the […]

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Sep 16

Unexpected side effect

Okay, yeah, I’m still going on and on about my Tad Coffin saddle, and you are probably sick of hearing about it, but I had to mention one completely unexpected side effect.  The three horses I am now riding exclusively in that saddle have become easy to bridle.  Not that they were ever really difficult […]

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Sep 10

I do not need a horse. I do not need a horse.

Hey, remember I told you I got a horse back last month because he was “completely unsuitable for any discipline?”  Well, I took him off grain, threw him in a field and gave him a couple of buddies.  After a vetting to see if pain was the main cause of all bad attitude and disobedience […]

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Sep 5

We solo’d!

Hey, Chick and Roy went out for solo trail rides today. I guess if I am gonna market a horse as a trail horse, I should see if it will actually go out on a trail, right?  Seemed like a plan, anyway. So, Chick was as bombproof as ever.  Nothing phases the guy, but…  It […]

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Sep 2

Too hot to ride

96 degrees yesterday and today, with 70% humidity.  In fact, when I got up, it was 89% humidity.  At least it drops as the temp rises.   Poor horses were begging to come in.  So not a whole lot going on at the moment at the barn.  We are trying to get our labels printed and […]

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Aug 26

Bailey got shoes

So, Mr. Bai got his first set of front shoes in three or four years.  Took him for a short spin in the field after that, and it went well.  Hacked him a bit on Montpelier today, and he still doesn’t need a babysitter.  I always rode him alone before and he was fine with […]

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