Fun and Games With Winnie

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"What were we thinking?!!!!" That’s the question my husband, Bill, and I asked ourselves when we brought home Zelador and Zeloso, two weanling Lusitano colts, at the end of December in 2004. Our combined ages exceed 112 years and our other two horses were eight-years-old and seven when we bought them. We had never worked with youngsters, didn’t know how to work with youngsters and there we were...

To say that we are having the time of our lives would be an understatement. The two Z's led us to liberty training, Working Equitation, tricks (including the bow, the smile, mounting pedestals, pushing large balls) and with any luck, carriage driving. They will begin their jumping education this month and for the past two years have explored classical horsemanship (work in-hand, long reining and work under saddle).

Their adventures and misadventures are chronicled in this blog. I hope you enjoy watching how quickly these two are training us!

Plus, a trip to the seasonal department at Walmart gave us a jump-start on costumes.

Sneak Peek of Windsong’s Fall Fundraiser

We’ve been practicing for our fundraiser for the North Toronto Cat Rescue. Some of our presentations are brand new. Let me know if you can join us at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, at winsong.farm@routcom.com.      

A New and Improved Zelador

Earlier this year, Dr. Trout and his surgical team at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph operated on Zelador’s melanomas. We’ve noticed big changes in him. He is a much improved and happier horse.

A New Game with the Ball

We’ve been teaching Spring Song, Dora and Angel how to stay on a line, moving from marker to marker, then passing the big ball. Here’s Angel! Here’s a video of Angel, Spring Song and Dora going to a marker, then…

New Song and Video for “My Four-Legged Angel”

This past winter I contacted songwriter and singer Marie-Lynn Hammond. She has a CD of songs she’s written about horses. I asked her if she could create a song about Wendy and her horse, Angel. A few weeks into the…

Winsong Farm's newest "horse."

A New Kind of Horse at Winsong Farm

Ron, Bill, Chloe (a helper at our farm this summer) and I picked up our Equicizer recently. The first video below is of Ron, the second is Chloe. Chloe had just ridden her first horse a few minutes earlier. She…

Dora's a lovely model.

Conformation Shots? No Problem

I have a story to tell you. Jennifer Anstey is the publisher for the Horse Media Group of magazines. She told me she’s planning an article about the different breeds of horses and asked if I could send her a…

Ron and Pax entering the arena for our spring fundraiser.

Driving at the 2018 Spring Fundraiser Was a Hit

On May 6th, we had our spring fundraiser. We raised over $1,850 for victims of last year’s hurricane Irma. For the first time EVER we presented horses pulling carts. Pax pulled a Country Gig and Dora pulled a pony cart…

Mini Noel Performs at a House Concert

Here’s the video from Saturday’s intermission performance at a House Concert. Noel plays the horse-piano. The crew that got this show on the road included: 1. Piano maker, Bill Stott 2. Hair dresser, Christi McQuaker 3. Chauffeur and handler, Winnie…

Preparing for a House Concert with Noel

Yesterday at 10:00 Bill and I were at Michele Mele’s figuring out the logistics for a miniature horse’s appearance in a House Concert Saturday April 21. Michele lives about six minutes north of us. She hosts House Concerts throughout the…

Learning to Drive at Winsong Farm

Here are videos of Dora and Pax driving and a video of Angel learning the first steps towards driving. Another blustery, windy, noisy-nature day. Dora: Pax: Angel: Bryn came for her third or fourth visit to Winsong Farm. She’s 15…

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