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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 made a video those three years ago of her...

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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 you doing?” He replied, “I’m ...

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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 journey. 1. We’ve done a square dance...

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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 floor. This is often tricky because the pins are light-weig...

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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 or twice! We started our day with Lily, the vizsla....

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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 the paddock. Zelador ...

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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 Dwarfs  ...

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Spring Fundraiser Heads Up

It looks like Sunday May 7th will be the date for our spring performances at Winsong Farm. We’re raising money to put in new footing at the Guelph Large Animal Clinic’s indoor round pen. Details to follow later. Our plans include a freestyle by ...

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An Interesting Theory…

Here’s an email exchange between myself and Evelyne Bernhardt, who is the owner of Heartfelt Healing, regarding horses bucking. She has over 30 years experience working with animals using dietary, herbal, and hands-on techniques to improve health. ...

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Winter Fun with Dora

Dora arrived here at the end of November. Each month she demonstrates some of her favourite games on video. I TRY to do the filming at the beginning of the month, but February’s weather has been challenging. We did get the camera, cameraman, pony a...

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