Welcome “Raker” to the Green Barn!

Last week, this precious boy arrived at the Green Barn!

“Moneypenny’s Moonraker,” or “Raker” as he prefers to be called, is an 11 year old Anglo-Arabian (part Arabian, part Thoroughbred) gelding, who is relishing in our “Every Day at the Spa” stall package.  … Continue Reading

The Green Barn – March Updates!

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

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Hungry Horses!

What’s better than an afternoon snack arriving on a truck?  Nothing according to hungry ponies at the Green Barn.  You would think they are starving the way they swarm the hay… and I assure you, they’re not!  Special thanks to Triple L Ranch for their super yummy and excellent quality hay!… Continue Reading

The complicated horse…

Ever feel like this?

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What to do, what to do… with a spooky horse

You’re riding along and all is well… until all of a sudden your horse literally jumps out from under you.  Or maybe you’re in mid-working ride and your horse is wound as tight as a spring; you just KNOW he’s about to explode any second… been there?  … Continue Reading

Welcome “Aidan” to the Green Barn!

We looooove meeting new ponies!

Welcome Aidan!

Aidan, a gorgeous 22 y.o. chestnut American Saddlebred retired show gelding has finally made his debut at the Green Barn!  Originally from Ridgefield Arena near St. Louis, Missouri, Aidan braved the long trip and arrived Friday afternoon.  … Continue Reading

Feeding 101 – Not a one-size-fits-all affair!

When you’re responsible for horses, one of the main issues you will come across is the struggle in determining the proper nutrition for every horse in your care.  Just like people, all horses have different nutritional needs required to maintain their healthiest weight and fitness level.

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Top ten pet toxins of 2010

As I mentioned before, my feeling is that most “horse people” are “pet people” in general.  Having said that, I came across an article which I found to be extremely informative, if not, life-saving!

In the recent ASPCA newsletter, the top ten pet toxins of 2010 are outlined, some of which include:

  • Human Meds
  • Insecticides
  • Rodenticides
  • Human Food
  • Chocolate
  • and more…

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Everyone loves the Budweiser Clydesdales!

We all love the Budweiser Clydesdales, with many people (not me though) tuning in to the biggest football game of the year JUST to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.

In this fantastic article from Chronicle of the Horse, the history of the Budweiser Clydesdale brand is outlined.  … Continue Reading

Murphy’s Horse Laws

  • There is no such thing as a sterile barn cat
  • No one ever notices how you ride until you fall off
  • The least useful horse in your barn will eat the most, require shoes every four weeks, and need the vet at least once a month
  • A horse’s misbehavior will be in direct proportion to the number of people who are watching
  • Your favorite tack always gets chewed on, and your new blanket gets torn
  • Tack you hate will never wear out; blankets you hate cannot be destroyed
  • Horses that annoy you cannot be sold and will outlive you
  • Clipper blades will become dull when your horse is half clipped
  • If you approach within 50 feet of your barn in clean clothes, you will get dirty
  • The number of horses you own will increase to the number of stalls in your barn
  • Your barn will fall down without baling twine
  • Hoof picks always run away from home
  • If you fall off, you will land on the site of your most recent injury
  • If you are winning, then quit, because there is only one way to go.
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A look back…

I was looking through older posts and came across these beautiful pictures my friend Eliz took last year of Serenade and I.  I had to share :)

Interested in an equine-themed photoshoot?  Contact and check them out on Facebook, they’re always running fun activities and specials – this week it’s Valentine-themed!… Continue Reading

USEF says YES to helmets!

Helmets are of the utmost importance… and major kudos to the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) for recently amending the rule regarding helmets – effective March 1, 2011, helmets will be required for all dressage riders in national level competition.

The rider mentioned in the above article, Courtney King, suffered a fractured skull when a young horse she was schooling slipped and fell this past March.

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Winter horse hoof care – be proactive not reactive!

I am definitely just about OVER this crazy Tennessee winter… cold, ice, snow, and worst of all, MUD.

Repeat with me… “just a little while longer, just a little while…”

One thing that’s making the winter slightly more bearable is keeping up with proper horse hoof care.  

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The Green Barn – February Updates!

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

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Congratulations “Toto!”

This just in:

Superstar stallion “Moorlands Totilas” is a daddy!  The first foal to this champion was born just this past Sunday.

“Moorlands Guinevere” is a beautiful bay filly.  Congrats to Toto, Moorlands Stables and very busy mommy – “Moorlands Sajouti.”

*Courtesy of and my friend Laura for keeping me informed!

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