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!

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…

That Little Devil!

You KNOW I could only be referring to Dora. Well, here’s what happened. I was in the lower barn minutes ago doing night feed, water top up and mucking out where needed. I let Dora out of her stall because…

Driving Lessons for Dora and Pax

Here’s a video taken today of  Dora pulling a cart and Pax pulling a Country Gig: Here’s Pax with the Country Gig: Funny thing about the Gig. Here’s the information we got at Wikapedia. We saw this AFTER purchasing the Country…

More Fun with Noel

Noel came to the house for her second visit recently. This time we added the bean bag for her to sit on, some nifty shoes and slippers to model AND a child’s soft chair which she almost fit into.

Noel arriving at Winnie and Bill's house.

Noel’s Indoor Piano Recital

Wendy and I had a wonderful session with the miniature horse, Noel. This was Noel’s second look at the horse piano. Bill and I played with her Sunday. Noel figured out on Sunday how to make the note farthest to…

Tracking Horses in the Snow

Well, yesterday the temperature was ONLY -10 around noon so I headed to the barn to give more hay outdoors and fetch Zelador for a ride (first one in a long time). I walked through the small black gate and…

Of Einstein And Horses

I was tidying up a box of papers and came across these three quotations from Albert Einstein: The first quotation: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The second quotation: “I never teach my…

Mini Sitting

Here is a video of Noel, the miniature horse sitting on a bean bag!

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