Riding

Farms aren’t JUST for ponies…

I mean really, what’s the point of having a big, giant farm if you don’t fill it up with at least 1 of every single species of animal on the planet?

LOL, but seriously.  I think that may be Brandon’s evil plan… (I can hear him “muhahaha-ing”)

When it was just me, I was totally OK with a farm full of ponies and 1 perfect dog, my beloved Grayce (my blog!… Continue Reading

Horse lungs are no joke…

My apologies in advance if this post offends anyone… but my experience in the horse world AND the science world is that us horse-gals and guys have pretty much seen the worst of the worst, and so for the sake of knowledge – read on.… Continue Reading

Welcome “Lucy & Archie” and Mary Kate to the Green Barn!

Now I truly love ALL horses… but sometimes you come across one… or two… that makes you take a second look…

Dying of cuteness overload!!!!!  Welcome “Lucy and Archie” and owner Mary Kate to the Green Barn!!!  Mary Kate imported her 2 adorable Thai Ponies when she moved back to the states to go to college after years of riding professionally overseas.  … Continue Reading

Snapshots of Summer 2013

Who is anxiously awaiting SUMMER OF 2014??  I am!!! In the meantime, here are some highlights from last summer!!

 A new pony for Gillette! -Welcome “Summer Rayne”

Every little girl’s dream… too cute for words :) Maddie (and Audrey’s – not pictured) first pony!Continue Reading

Welcome “Tucker” and “Lily” to the Green Barn!

A few weeks ago we welcomed FOUR new faces to the Green Barn the SAME day…

[2 pony faces + 2 people faces = 4 new faces!]

“Tucker,” a sweeter-than-is-right 4 year old OTT gelding whose talent is obvious to all who meet him, and “Lily” a just LOVELY 6 year old Welsh/draft cross who looks like she’s floating on a cloud as she extends in her trot across the flat; and their owners – Lauren and Becca!  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Story” to the Green Barn!

Recently the Green Barn welcomed a new face … “Story” … whose registered name is “DUALIN MOON.” — Love it!  Story is a 6 y.o. AQHA mare owned by Joanna Walker.  Joanna moved Story here from her own farm to focus on beginning her show career.  … Continue Reading

Seton Hill University Equestrian Team (my alma mater!)

I was looking through pictures the other day and had to stop and smile when I saw these:

I was a proud member and officer of the Seton Hill University Equestrian Team during my years there (1999-2002)!  Yikes, did I just date myself?  … Continue Reading

We have SEAHORSES at the Green Barn!

OK, so today I had probably one of the most fun experiences of my life… not an exaggeration!

HORSE PEOPLE – Have you ever been swimming with your horse?  As you can tell from this picture, I hadn’t.  (I’m kinda excited… and nervous!  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Moose” to the Green Barn!

This past week, we welcomed a big Moose to the Green Barn!  :)  Not literally speaking, but “Moose” is sort of a moose… in a good way ;)  Can anyone guess the breed???  It’s not hard!

LOL!!! Look at that gait!… Continue Reading

What the heck is hacking out?

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

Your Horse, Your Life – Horse and Rider Magazine

Everyone!!! Please STOP what you’re doing, and take 2 seconds to click HERE.  Then click “RATE!”

OK, now… reminder reminder reminder!  Make sure you vote!  Every day!  My friend Connie has entered the Your Horse, Your Life contest hosted by Horse and Rider magazine.  … Continue Reading

Snapshots of Summer – Part 2

As we transition from summer to fall, I love to take a little stroll down memory lane… here are some snapshots of our glorious summer at the Green Barn

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We expanded! This is the inside of the “other” Green Barn!… Continue Reading

Snapshots of Summer

As we transition from summer to fall, I love to take a little stroll down memory lane… here are some snapshots of our glorious summer at the Green Barn

River exploring with Eliza and Jolene

We moved to the farm!… Continue Reading

Stop… breathe… and enjoy :)

You might remember a post I wrote last week, half-joking while airing my dirty laundry about not being in the best mood and feeling quite overwhelmed… basically just having “one of those days,” or in my case, one of those weeks!… Continue Reading

Welcome “Midge” to the Green Barn!

This past weekend, we welcomed the adorable 14 year old pony “Midge” and her super-cutie owner, 6 year old Cecelia to the Green Barn.  Cece (Kim’s daughter) is a primo-hunter in the making!!  Check out that leg position and seat!!  … Continue Reading