Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps

Happy Saturday everyone! We had an amazing day today at the barn. It was our spring cleaning day, and with the help of the boarders, students and parents, our barn got a deep cleaning it desperately needed. The cleanup started around 10 and didn’t end until 2, so during the cleanup process things were movedContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps”

Wednesday morning diary – welcome Spring

Ok, it’s not officially the first day of spring, but it certainly feels it. This winter wasn’t an awful one in comparison to other years, but we did see a fair amount of ICE this winter which is not fun for anyone, especially horses. Alfie came out of the winter pretty good. His arthritis hasContinue reading “Wednesday morning diary – welcome Spring”

Sunday Morning Diary – welcome winter

Happy New Year!! Winter has officially arrived in New York. After a fairly mild and calm December, January has started out cold and icy. It’s Sunday, and we are getting hit with freezing rain and sleet so no barn for me today. Last night scrolling through one of the many horse groups I belong toContinue reading “Sunday Morning Diary – welcome winter”

Sunday Evening Diary…a month filled with blessings

Relaxing after a nice hot shower after a super busy cold day at the barn, my heart is filled with such joy and happiness. Let me bring you all up to date with the adventures of Alfie and Copper. I can officially announce to the world – Alfie is barefoot. He no longer requires customContinue reading “Sunday Evening Diary…a month filled with blessings”

Sunday evening diary – the honeymoon phase is over…now it’s time to challenge mom

It’s been almost 3 months since the beautiful freckle faced Copper joined my family. I will admit, having 2 horses has been a challenge, making sure Copper feels loved and welcomed while making sure to pay equal attention to Alfie, all while keeping my sanity lol. It didn’t help that during this time Alfie hadContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – the honeymoon phase is over…now it’s time to challenge mom”

Saturday evening diary – it’s been awhile, pull up a chair and get comfy…

What a month it’s been. First let me give you all the update on Alfie. I was able to get a second opinion on the pain and lameness he’s been experiencing off and on for months. There are several different things working against him which is making pin pointing 1 specific cause very difficult –Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – it’s been awhile, pull up a chair and get comfy…”

Saturday afternoon diary – an Alfie update and some lovely bonding time with Copper

Here’s the good news with Alfie – he’s getting better. The bad news is we still don’t know exactly what is causing the on again off again lameness. His Lymes test came back negative. I’m reaching out to another vet for a second opinion. But for now at least, Alfie isn’t in as much discomfortContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – an Alfie update and some lovely bonding time with Copper”

Sunday afternoon diary – it’s been a challenging week…

My apologies for not posting in awhile. Alfie is having issues again with his bad foot/leg. Two vet visits later, we are patiently waiting for Lyme’s blood test results to hopefully come back with an answer. Lyme’s and other tick born diseases cause different issues for all horses. Alfie has had a “traveling” lameness andContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – it’s been a challenging week…”

Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit 🤷🏻‍♀️

I know what you are thinking – gaining weight AND getting fit?? Yes, that’s what is happening – not to me, but to Copper. When I purchased Copper, I had a pre-purchase exam (PPE) done by a vet. Part of the exam is a body scale ranking where weight, fat and muscle figure into aContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit 🤷🏻‍♀️”