I do now!
There are many horse-related issues that I have had tons of experience with, but no one can be an expert on all… however I quickly become a “self-proclaimed” expert when one of our horses here at the Green Barn comes down with a problem. … Continue Reading “Who knows about Cushing’s Syndrome?”
The cat is out of the bag!!!
The beautiful warmblood sweethearts arrived at the Green Barn last week. They hail from Des Moines, Iowa and had a very long trip to make! The trip was top-secret however, as owner Alex had NO idea they were arriving a week early!… Continue Reading “Welcome “Buddy” and “Lucy Lui” to the Green Barn!”
New ponies! YAY!
We always love meeting new friends at the Green Barn! Mister Big Stuff is a 14 year old Arabian who arrived at the Green Barn just a week ago. We all know I LOOOOOOOVE Arabs!! (ahem, Serenade!) His owner Kathleen enjoys showing Mister at local Saddleseat shows. … Continue Reading “Welcome “Mister Big Stuff” to the Green Barn!”
Do you remember when Timmy looked like this?
I do… and it hurts my heart to remember. However, after 4 months and countless physical examinations, steroid shots, farrier care, power pack de-worming, blood work and assorted tests, treatment for skin infections and Cushing’s Disease, dentistry, hours and hours of love and grooming, a nutrition specialist and about 50,000 lbs of food (exaggerating… but not much!)… here is our boy now:
What a difference, right? … Continue Reading “Timmy Update! (It’s a good one!)”
This past week at the Green Barn we made a new friend… a breathtakingly GORGEOUS new friend, may I add…
This is Gruezi (pronounced – “GREW-IT-SEE” <– at least that’s what I think!). He is a 12-year old Oldenburg gelding with impeccable manners – and that’s a GREAT thing, since he’s also 17.1 hh!! … Continue Reading “Welcome “Gruezi” to the Green Barn!”
This past weekend, we hosted our 2nd Annual Green Barn Christmas Celebration! A wonderful time was had by all!!!
Although the delicious food and desserts were all a HUGE hit, the star of the show was, by far, my homemade “Chicken Nookle Soup.”
This recipe has been in my family for years and years… and since I was asked a million times, I promised some of my boarders I would totally share the secret. … Continue Reading “2nd Annual Green Barn Christmas Celebration!”
Each year, for my boarder’s Christmas gifts, I feel the need to risk my life and getting trampled for the perfect shot! Thankfully, this year only 1 horse had a meltdown and the rest were pure entertainment!
…for Timmy. Here’s his story.
This is Timmy. It’s so hard to tell what a horse’s circumstances have been throughout their life, it’s not like they can tell you in words!! …but a picture is worth a thousand words and these pictures speak VOLUMES. … Continue Reading “I’m thankful…”
I love this phrase… but even more, I love this explanation from the Literary Horse…
“I find there are usually two responses to this phrase, depending on the frame of mind of the rider who says it. If said pleasantly after a nice ride: I’m going to hack out my horse tomorrow, the listener is most likely to be puzzled, if a bit anxious.… Continue Reading “What the heck is hacking out?”