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

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

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

Absolutely crazy, hilarious geldings!

Sometime there just aren’t words… I love horses :) They always know how to make me laugh!

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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

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

Can you tell me what’s different?

…between these two videos? Hint, it’s not that we’re in a different house! LOL!

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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


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

Are you a horse-aholic?

If you answer YES to more than three of the following, you may be a horse-aholic. :)

  • Can you say “sheath” in public without blushing?
  • Do you drive a big truck with a towing package when everyone else drives a real car?
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You know you’re a horse-person if…

  • You cluck to your car when you go up a hill.
  • Your horse’s hair is in better condition than your own.
  • You refer to your car as “my portable tack room.”
  • You are excited when your friend tells you there is a huge sale at the ‘bridle shop,’ then you are disappointed when you realize they mean the ‘bridal shop.’
  • You have the vet’s number but not your kid’s pediatrician on your speed dial.
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What a week!!

I definitely need to preface this post by reiterating – “I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!”

I absolutely adore the horses, enjoy working with them every day, and truly am excited to get up every morning and hear their nickers when it’s time to feed them…

…but every once in a while you just have one of those weeks.… Continue Reading

“Who’s gonna open the gate?” A breed profile :)

Answers to the age-old question: “who’s gonna open the gate?”

  • Lipizzaner: “No need for opening it! When are you all going to learn how to fly?!”
  • Thoroughbred: “Let’s wait for the gate to open – when the bell rings!”
  • Paint: “Yeah, what he said!
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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 complicated horse…

Ever feel like this?

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