My Farm is a Community – I’m Grateful for All who Join Me Here

Boarders and their ponies enrich my life in many ways. Photo by Kim Roe

On cold, wet, dark winter days when I’ve changed clothes multiple times because I’m soaked to the skin, and I’m feeling frustrated because the tractor broke down, and then the wind blows down a tree destroying a horse fence, and my fingers are too frozen to open a bucket of …

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Classic Equine: Flexion by Legacy Technology, Now in Bell Boots

Protective legwear technology was forever changed with the introduction of the Flexion by Legacy boots. Now that same specialized protection is available in bell boots to safeguard your horse’s heels and hooves. Flexion technology provides protection without sacrificing flexibility. This creates a flush, secure fit to protect the heels and …

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WORX Electric Trimmer is Perfect for Farm Maintenance

The WORX 20V Power Share GT Revolution 12″ Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower is perfect for homeowners looking forward to maintaining a neatly manicured lawn with minimum hassle. The GT Revolution is the most fully featured grass trimmer WORX has ever offered. This 3-in-1 trimmer functions as a powerful grass trimmer, precision edger and mini-mower—all …

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Book Review – What Horses Really Want Unlocking the Secrets to Trust, Cooperation, and Reliability

By Lynn Acton Relationships with horses are complex and ever-changing. This is one of the reasons why horsemanship can become a lifelong pursuit. There’s always a balance to be struck with our equine partners, and it demands continual growth and understanding on our side. In this book, horsewoman Lynn Acton …

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Rediscover the Treasure of Horses – Take a Break from Farm Chores to Enjoy this Inspiring Read

“Horses are workmen, athletes, adventurers, accomplices. How they look is inessential. But how they go, how they are—in other words, who they are—is what makes any horse beautiful.” – Sarah Maslin Nir   It may be surprising to some to learn that today there are over seven million horses in …

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No Farrier, No Hoof, No Horse – How to Keep Your Farrier Coming Back

Your horse should be clean and in the barn at your scheduled appointment time. Photo by Kim Roe

Without well-maintained feet, a horse’s performance may decline. The feet can fall apart and the horse will become uncomfortable or flat-out lame. Riding is interrupted, and it’s really unpleasant to see our equine friends not moving or feeling their best. Your farrier plays a critical role in preserving your horse’s …

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Dogs and Trails- Before You Bring Fido, Know the Dangers, Rules, and Your Dog’s Abilities

Photos by Robert Eversole

Dogs are truly man’s best friend and a joy to be around. I’ve belonged to numerous canids throughout my life and I have a soft spot for these most loyal of critters. It’s because I love my dogs that they don’t accompany me on trail rides, nor do they venture …

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