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September 2, 2012 – I can’t believe that it has been so long since I’ve written a post on here. Life has been really busy (yup… that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it :-)). So, this post will be a synopsis of what has been happening around our farm and in our horsey lives since I posted last. Read the rest of this entry »

DSCN4357-smJuly 11, 2011 – Well… the heat of summer has finally arrived and so have the summer bugs! Thankfully it isn’t too bad out there for the horses in the paddocks but we can’t go on any hacks or even walks in the woods. We could use a little more rain around here too. Everything is so dry and dusty. Thankfully Randy added an adapter to the faucet in the barn so we can water the veggie garden. It is doing great. Love fresh beets, radishes, beans, and more. Think I will plant less lettuce next year though. 🙂 We have WAY too much. Hey… can I feed lettuce to horses? 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

Stage 1:
Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat.

Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse’s neck. Ride until sundown.

Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and apply ice packs when you get home. Ride next day.

State 4: Fall off horse. Refuse advice to call ambulance; drive self to urgent care clinic. Entertain nursing staff with tales of previous daredevil stunts on horseback. Back to riding before cast comes off.

Stage 5: Fall off horse. Temporarily forget name of horse and name of husband. Flirt shamelessly with paramedics when they arrive. Spend week in hospital while titanium pins are screwed in place. Start riding again before doctor gives official okay.

Stage 6:
Fall off horse. Fail to see any humor when hunky paramedic says, “You again?” Gain firsthand knowledge of advances in medical technology thanks to stint in ICU. Convince self that permanent limp isn’t that noticeable. Promise husband you’ll give up riding. One week later purchase older, slower, shorter horse.

Stage 7: Slip off horse. Relieved when artificial joints and implanted medical devices seem unaffected. Tell husband that scrapes and bruises are due to gardening accident. Pretend you don’t see husband roll his eyes and mutter as he walks away. Give apple to horse.

HDR Advantage Eurocup 16.5″ close contact saddle for sale.


Oakbark Colour
Under 2 years old
Regular/Medium Gullet
No scratches
Like new

Asking: $500 – Contact us


DSCN2814-sm,April 24, 2011 – Happy Easter, everyone! I don’t know about you but the longer, warmer (and sometimes dryer) days means spending more time with the horses and it really lift my spirits… even the bad things don’t seem so bad. So, today’s blog is all about the last week or so’s events and how we got through some of the issues and smiled through the good things. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by: ShadyRidgein Hodge Podge, Horsey Fun

The following was posted in the Going Gaited newsletter a few weeks ago. A little bit of fun that horsey types can get a chuckle from 🙂

( what you have always wondered they meant….)

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EllieApril 6, 2011 – Well… I have really been slacking on updating my blog… shame on me. And I keep saying I will try to be more diligent  about updating and then it doesn’t happen. Life just gets in the way, I guess. So, I have come to the conclusion that trying to update this blog on a regular schedule will probably not be possible especially now the warmer weather is slowly happening and we spend more time outside with the horses. If you aren’t already a subscriber to this blog and just come by to see what’s new, you may want to subscribe so you are notified when something new is posted. Read the rest of this entry »

This is some barn humor that came to me in the Going Gated online magazine’s newsletter ( and was just too funny not to share.


How Many Horses Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Thoroughbred: Who ME?? Do WHAT? I’m scared of lightbulbs! I’m outta here!

Arabian: Someone else do it. It might get my silky mane dirty and besides, who’s gonna read me the instructions?

Quarter Horse: Put all the lightbulbs in a pen and tell me which one you want.

Standardbred: Oh, for Pete’s sake, give me the damn bulb and let’s be done with it.

Shetland: Give it to me. I’ll kill it and we won’t have to worry about it anymore.

Welsh: I would, but I can’t see where I’m going from behind all this mane.
Belgian: Put the Shetland up on my back, maybe he can reach it then.

Warmblood: Is the 2nd Level Instruction Packet in English? Doesn’t anyone realize that I was sold for $75K as a yearling, but only because my hocks are bad, otherwise I would be worth $100K? I am NOT changing lightbulbs. Make the TB get back here and do it.

Morgan: Me! Me! Me! Pleeease let me! I wanna do it! I’m gonna do it! I know how, really I do! Just watch! My parole officer said it’s OK, really! And when we’re done we can go over to the neighbor’s and chase their cats!

Appaloosa: Ya’ll a bunch of losers. We don’t need to change the lightbulb, I ain’t scared of the dark. And someone make that damn

Morgan stop jumping up and down before I double barrel him.

Haflinger: That thing I ate was a lightbulb?

Hope this brought a smile to your face!  Be sure to subscribe to their magazine at

DSCN5795-smFebruary 10, 2011 – Wow… I just realized it has been weeks since I have done an update on my blog. I am sooo sorry about that. I have just been so slammed with work and life in general. I did write a blog post a couple of weeks ago but I never published it. It was basically outlining a health issue that I am faced with right now (don’t worry… not life threatening) but then I decided that I didn’t need to burden anyone with that so it is sitting in my draft folder for now. Perhaps I will share one day but for right now, I will just hold off and only share the usual updates on the horses and other things that are on the go. Read the rest of this entry »

This pony is for sale by a friend of ours. Please contact her directly. Contact info is below.

“Brandy” … show name “Cinnamon Toast”

Cute & cuddly 12hh, 12 year old bay Welsh pony mare w/ flaxen mane and tail

Brandy-kisses Read the rest of this entry »