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!

Where’s Blue?

This morning I fed the five horses in the upper barn. The northern door remained closed to keep out a cool breeze. This is the door that I use to take Hombre and Blue to either of the two paddocks read more

The ‘Scary’ Water Bottle Obstacle

When Hombre goes eventing he’s going to need to trust his rider and not be afraid of new things. This can be helped tremendously if I can find different things to present to him at home. I read about a read more

Winsong Farm’s Fall Fundraiser

Winsong Farm’s Fall Fundraiser will take place Sunday October 15, 2017, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., in support of the Horse Sanctuary, run by Lillian Tepera. See the poster below for details.  

Spring Song’s Self Loading

Ron has a trailer here to help Pax learn how to load and Ron’s invited other horses to practice loading. Spring Song hasn’t been on a trailer in three years so we took the opportunity to play with her. We read more

A Pre-Flight Check

I have a funny story. Bill was getting Spring Song ready to ride. I noticed that every once in a while Bill left Spring’s stall and walked outside the barn. He did this several times. I finally asked, “What are read more

Capturing the Dance

Bill and I decided to create a dance for our spring fundraiser May 7th. Here it is below: Our coach, Alex, met with us several times during the creative process. Here are some of the adventures we had along the read more

Playing with Dora

Today I took Dora the pony to the arena. We played a few games. For one game I use four plastic bowling pins. Two of them are green, the other two are yellow. I set them upright on the arena read more

Tricky Vizslas, Speedy Minis, Bouncing Balls and Pawing Ponies

The day of the fundraiser dawned cold and cloudy. The temperature was 2, but there was no rain for the first time in a week. Forty people joined us in the arena at 2:00. We actually saw the sun once read more

Winsong’s Spring Fundraiser

Our fundraiser is this coming Sunday, May 7, and we’re working on a pas de deux with Zelador and Zeloso. The choreography calls for some side by side movements. The herd dynamics is quite interesting. Zeloso rules the roost in read more

Snow White and Her Dwarfs

Here are a couple of videos the gang at Winsong Farm have been working on to get them through the last dregs of winter, with Dora the pony as Snow White. Snow White with Little Dwarfs Snow White with Large read more

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