Category Archives: The horses

What is “Horse Sense”?

I always love it when I discover that a saying such as “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” has a meaning that I didn’t even know about! This saying originated because you can tell the age of the … Continue reading

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What our families have to say about Equine Therapy

I’m sharing this because I know there are those who still question the effectiveness of Equine Therapy for addressing social, emotional and behavioral problems. We have been working with a young man. He’s 16 years old and faces a number … Continue reading

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Baxter and a story about what horses really have to offer

We think all of our horses are awesome, but we confess, we are biased, but we’ll let you be the judge… Baxter, our great big Thoroughbred has had some lameness issues lately. The Thoroughbred breed is infamous for having “bad … Continue reading

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6.10.12 Week in review

So often, when nothing “momentous” has happened, we forget that the little things we do everyday add up and may in fact be momentous for those around us. Since I have a few moments this morning, thanks to our angle … Continue reading

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Third Times a Charm?

Well, as you know we have had a couple of  horses on trial over the last 6 months. Both of them were very nice and, in both cases, we were sorry that things did not work out, but finding the … Continue reading

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Ancient horses and global warming

I heard this story on NPR this morning and thought it was just pretty interesting stuff to share! Horses have managed to survive throughout time by evolving and changing to meet the demands of the environment. What incredible animals!

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We are proud to introduce Mikkel “Mika” Dragonsson

We will be bring home this wonderful 7 year old, 15.3hh (as tall as Mystic), half Andalusian (the same breed as Kody), half Morgan horse on Sunday.  As you can see, he is very handsome. He is also sweet, willing … Continue reading

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Horse Update

As many of you know, though we all really liked Ziggy, we discovered during our 90-day trial that he was really a “one person” kind of horse.  Since he struggled with confidence issues, working with a variety of people, even … Continue reading

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This is a lovely article about some of the reasons horses are so special

The gifts that horses give to us are incredible. This lovely article addresses just some of the reasons why we find our work with horses so rewarding. We work with children as young as 4, teens, adults, seniors, families, couples, … Continue reading

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Understanding how horses “feel”

We know what National Geographic is now reporting; there is more to the horse/human bond than meets the eye. We saw WAR HORSE today. Though much of it was very tough to watch, it was a fabulous movie and we … Continue reading

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