Pony Love

Two horse noses nuzzling.
It was a very special Saturday a few weeks back. As many of you know, I have two horses (aka ponies as I like to call them). They live at two separate farms in the Hamilton area. Both farms are fantastic and the care they both get is amazing. On this particular Saturday my older horse Toby was trailered over to Griffin’s barn. For safety and courageous reasons, my trail riding partner Rick a ... >
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How to Create a Birthday Party for a Horse

Meg standing next to Griffin presenting him with his platter of horse treats.
Birthdays are not just for humans. Horses, especially registered breed horses, have known birthdays (otherwise known as their foal date). My bratty Thoroughbred horse foaled on April 4th, 2003 – making him 12 this year. What were you doing in the spring of 2003? What was I doing back in the spring of 2003? I was in my last semester of high school as Griffin was just a foal frolicking in past ... >
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An Autumn Walk with My Horse Tobakiss

Last weekend I was home in the Ancaster area and had the pleasure of taking Tobakiss on an autumn walk (and by walk, I mean I rode him so it was more of a trail ride). Autumn is one of my favourite times of of year for a couple of reasons: fall fashion – arguably the best fashion of the year beautiful autumn leaves and colors perfect temperature to do outdoor activities such as trail rides ... >
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Thoroughbred Race Horse Turned into Western Pleasure Mount?

Who knew that my Thoroughbred ex-race horse has turned himself into a Western Pleasure mount? My trusty steed was once a money winning race horse.  He raced at Woodbine until he was 5 years old. He earned a whooping $12000. It might seem like a lot, but when you compare expenses to earnings, he was a bit of a money pit.  His pedigree is quite rich, with his sire earning over $150000 and his moth ... >
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