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21 Aug News | 1 comment

It’s mine all mine!

Yesterday Gerry and I went to Tad Coffin’s shop and picked up my wonderful, latest generation magic saddle!  And while I was tempted to go straight to the computer and blog something like, “You can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers, bwa ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!” I thought perhaps it […]

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19 Aug News | 1 comment

New saddle!!!!

I am very excited!  I just got word I may be able to pick up my new Tad Coffin saddle tomorrow!  YES!  I can’t wait to start working these horses in their new sneakers.  I already know I like the saddle.  Did I ever tell you my Tad Coffin Saddle Story?  If I did, you […]

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08 Aug News | Comments

Terrific rides

I’ve had some pretty good rides on Tony, Smash and Chick recently.  I am pleased to report that not only have they all unanimously agreed that picking up reins does NOT mean break rider’s nose, they have found their balance, largely (especially Tony, who had a head start last year) and are doing lovely trot […]

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30 Jul News | 2 comments

If this is climate change,

I’ll take it.  55 degrees the last two mornings.  When was the last time anyone in Virginia was wearing polar fleece in July? So, Holly came and rode my adorable Tony again today.  She loves him, and if she had room in the barn, would take him home.  This horse is going to make a […]

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28 Jul News | 5 comments

Just proof, for those of you who know Bailey

He picked up the right lead.  

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28 Jul News | 4 comments

Does this look like a horse in pain?

The top photo is Roy finishing his work with Tad Coffin and his snappy new saddle.  He looks pretty darned pleased with himself, doesn’t he?  The horse I mean, not Tad. Not that Tad was displeased, but of the two, Roy has the bigger smile.  Sorry Tad.  Will share more photos.

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26 Jul News | 6 comments

Go buy a Tad Coffin saddle

Don’t ask why, just do it.  Your horse will thank you. Not buying that?  Okay, let me tell you what I saw today.  I handed him lame horse after lame horse.  I even dragged in Roy who hadn’t been ridden since September, and Bailey, who hadn’t been ridden in years because my vets had written […]

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22 Jul News | 1 comment

Shedding

I am up here in the office tidying up while I wait for the vet (more tooth floating).  The horses are being remarkably quiet.  I guess that’s what happens when you bring an entire field in, and no one gets separated or left behind. Anyway, shedding.  My guys are all shedding and we haven’t even […]

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18 Jul News | Comments

Busy week

Yes, we have been busy.  Monday BREC came out to do teeth.  Tuesday I got to hop on a couple and test the left right stop go controls.  Wednesday I had to make two trips to go pick up three foster horses that were being sent home as their foster parent had sold the farm.  […]

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09 Jul News | 1 comment

Just horse stuff

Typical Virginia, it has been HOT here all last week.  Fortunately not too humid, thanks to Arthur.  Gotta love hurricanes, especially when they stay off the coast and just dump a bit of rain.  So I haven’t been doing too, too much.  I get on, practice something easy, like gate maneuvers, hose the poor beast […]

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