Untamed is a mindset.

Untamed. Unconfined, left to do as it will. The whole house has gutters, the barn too. But not this porch outside of my bedroom. “No gutters please”, I said to the builders. “The water will cause damage”, they said. “It will wash out the hill.” “It’s ok.” I said to...

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The old bay mare

The old bay mare. It doesn't bother me to call her that because she was mine. My first horse. And I named her Bay. Not the most creative name but she didn't hold it against me. On nights like this, when the weather is frigid, thoughts of her pop into my mind. I'm not...

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Homemade Rustic Bridle Rack Instructions

I posted my top five gift ideas for horse owners and few days ago and one of them was a homemade bridle rack. Many of you asked for pictures...so heres a picture and instructions! Items needed: 1) rough cut board 2) spare pieces of firewood 3)screws. Instructions: 1)...

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Which comes first: Inspiration or Action?

Inspiration strikes...hopefully followed by action. Although I often find that action is require first, and inspiration then follows.  Lets break this down because that may have been a bit confusing. EXTERNAL inspiration, watching someone do something amazing with...

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How can I help you in 2018?

This is the question I keep asking myself. How can I help you? What do I have to offer that would be of value to you? What have people asked for?  Thankfully many of you have been vocal. I get emails, messages and face to face requests. Many subjects are covered but...

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Horse Holiday Shopping 2018

Let the holiday shopping begin! ...or was that last month? JUST KIDDING! Although it seems like every year the shopping season really does move back a bit earlier.   As I was grooming my horse yesterday and marveling again at my new favorite barn item (hint: the first...

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Birthday Reflections

Yesterday was my birthday. Birthdays have always been like mini New Years day for me. Many people set New Years Resolutions on January first…but I have always found my birthday to be a more impactful day for that type of thinking.  Maybe it is because its a more...

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Weaning foals with older horses

It's weaning time! Actually, it has been weaning time for these two fillies for awhile now as we use a gradual system of weaning. These photos are from yesterday and they are turned out with Popcorn, my older gelding. I like weaning gradually and I like keeping them...

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Have you discovered why?

Some days just require a little more motivation. For me that might be reading something inspirational, talking to someone that I find encouraging or encouraging someone else. Yesterday was one of those days. This prompted me to search for quotes.  Then I searched for...

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DIY horse care or call the vet?

Just when you think your day is planned this happens: All I can figure out is that she must want a scar that matches Prestos ... but bigger. Thankfully I have handy friends and family. Here is a selfie, shot by my oldest son Caleb, as he holds the fillies hip. Carlye,...

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What am I doing wrong?

"Hi Stacy, I'm a trail rider and up until recently I didn't understand the need to ride around in a circle.   I bought a new horse about a year ago and on the trail he will follow my husband's mare with no problems.  He even leads sometimes, if she'll let him.  I live...

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Remembering Roxy

How I remember Roxy. As a wobbly legged black foal that I said, "Oh, I bet she'll be a grulla like her grandmother." As an insecure two year old that while I was riding her around our indoor, the young lady working for us at the time remarked, "Your crazy if you ride...

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Confession: I don’t have it all together.

If you’ve been following me for very long you may have noticed two things: First- I kinda disappeared online.  Second- we’ve been building a new home. I think these two phenomenas are tied together. I love analogies. I use them as often as possible. As I was putting...

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A reiner at a dressage show.

FEI World Cup Dressage, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2017 I have to admit…I feel a bit out of place.  Aside from attending a small schooling show this is the first dressage show I have attended with the intent of being an avid spectator and fan of the sport. I have had a...

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