The Green Barn Ponies

2 years in the life…

So… it’s been a minute or 2 since i’ve blogged.  Wellllll, more like 2 years – eek!

Although my website hasn’t reflected it, there has been a LOT going on at the barn!!!  I was thinking recently about how much i’ve missed writing and keeping the world (or my little world at least) updated on all the amazing, difficult, heart wrenching, beautiful and hilariously fun things going on around my little piece of heaven… the Green Barn.… Continue Reading

Equine Dentistry – Do horse teeth actually float?

LOL.  I couldn’t help myself.  The answer is who knows?  :)  When we, in the horse world, talk about “teeth floating,” we don’t mean on top of water…

Horse teeth are VERY different from human teeth.  First and foremost, they grow – continually.   … Continue Reading

Welcome “Boomer” and Rebecca to the Green Barn!

There is a very special place in my heart for people who rescue horses.  It’s hard to believe that a beauty such as Boomer would need “rescuing,” or even adopting but, unfortunately in the world of horse-racing, more often than not these incredible athletes find themselves in less than ideal situations when their racing careers are over.… 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

Welcome “Sierra” and Natalie to the Green Barn!

Welcome “Sierra” and Natalie to the Green Barn!  Sierra is a young Palomino Quarter Horse mare with such a sweet little face I just want to give her kisses all day!

Natalie is currently riding and training Sierra to do a variety of disciplines, mainly of the Western variety.  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Cody” and Trish to the Green Barn!

I love meeting new personalities and those who are full of life, and neither “Cody,” nor Trish disappoint!  Trish is the sweetest ever and Cody has his “grumpy ‘ole man” persona working for him in spades.  I’m sure you can’t tell at all by the looks he gives… lol!!!  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – August Updates

Interested in what’s going on at the Green Barn?  Check out our August newsletter :)

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Evie’s Misfortune… with a Happy Ending!

I was called in for help last month in rehabbing a sweet babe named Evie who found herself in a heap of trouble when she chowed down on a bunch of leaves from a Red Maple tree.

It’s such an odd thing – this toxicity – it’s well known to most horse owners that Red Maple leaves are toxic, but no one really knows why… and the other weird thing is that the leaves aren’t toxic if ingested while live, it’s when the leaves fall off the tree and wilt that they become dangerous…??… 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 “Sham” to the Green Barn!

A few weeks ago the Green Barn welcomed 2 more newbies!  “Sham,” whose registered name is “CHAMPAGNE FLIGHT” and his momma Caroline – Welcome to you both!!

Sham is a “National Showhorse” (Arab/Saddlebred cross) — meaning if you put Serenade and Aidan together — voila!!!  … 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

Welcome “Deja” to the Green Barn!

This beautiful 20ish y.o. TB lady named Deja arrived at the Green Barn back in June, and I have to say that sadly, she wasn’t in the greatest condition…

…but I always LOVE to give great news on the cusp of not-so-great news!  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Rayne” to the Green Barn!

So so so excited to give a big, happy WELCOME to “Rayne” and her proud new owner, Gillette!

“Rayne” is an 8-year-old, strawberry roan Quarter Pony mare with the sweetest disposition and a long, flowing blonde mane that all the ladies are jealous of :)  Grayce wanted to make sure and give her a very special welcome… lol!!!  … Continue Reading

Timmy… we’ll love you and miss you always… xo

It’s a sad day at the Green Barn… but when i’m sad it always helps me to remember to have GRATITUDE.

Today, I have gratitude for the amazing, nearly 2 whole years we got to spend with our beloved Timmy.  When he was rescued, I honestly didn’t know if he’d make it until the morning……..… Continue Reading