Big City, Bright Eyes

Just spent a week away from the farm. Had a great time. I rode the train, enjoyed museums, and ate in restaurants just fine. But all along, there was a thread of unease. I realized there’s something holistically different in us horse folks. A certain […]

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Horses are Weather, Part A

Working with our horses for the short NickerNews holiday video taught me something about their nature. In two words: Predictably unpredictable. Like the weather. I rode Shea and ponied two others to the far end of the field. Herd dynamics being what they are, I […]

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Looking for a Good Time

As a kid, I was pretty clueless about horses and riding. My mom and grandma taught what they could to a stubborn but enthusiastic girl. Mom sent me to English lessons for a while. I can still hear the drone of the instructor’s voice across […]

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Equine Therapy in Child-Size Doses

Us horse owners are so lucky. We get to soak up good equine vibes daily. And we get to share. This summer, I had the privilege of introducing a young friend to trail riding. Gracie, a four-year old suburbanite, took to it quickly. She had […]

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