It must be interesting being three years old. I can’t really remember it but if I could, I know we lived next door to the old Woodbine Racetrack, at Woodbine and Queen, and the smell of the stable must have…Read more
Jake will be three in May. I see other young horses being ridden and I just can't do that to Jake yet. He's a big boy but he's still growing. If you read Deb Bennett's work on the maturation of…Read more
I learn something new every day. Yesterday I bought eggs at the grocery store for the first time in a few years. We have our own hens, three of them, and they happily lay their eggs around the yard, but…Read more
Yesterday young Spike, now towering over me at 15.2, comes over with blood smeared on that big white nose. "Oh, Spike, what have you done?" He sucked up a fair bit of cooing and fuss, loving every minute of it…Read more
Brats. Both of them. Each in their own way. Aside from finishing out the show season with Spike, not much has happened with both boys over the last few months, but that is about to change... We've just completed our…Read more
Our two-year-old, Jake, has been getting lessons maybe three times a week. He's doing showmanship, getting led from both sides, learning the cues to walk, whoa and stand square like a pro. I've been longing him with a surcingle in…Read more
Both Jake and Spike have been pretty busy so far this summer. Spike has shown twice so far with his mother Holly along too. They're both showing halter so it is working really well. Gotta say, it's a real treat…Read more
I'm finding it interesting to compare the two boys, Jake and Spike, and their genetic predispostion for their careers.
Jake is the prankster. He has been that way since day one, with a little twinkle in his eye that…Read more
It takes a herd to raise a horse. What's interesting is being able to use the herd to tackle different issues.
Young Jake has become a bit of a punk. His step-dad, Cody, is the boss of the herd.…Read more