Lessons From Bella

I mentioned in my last post that Bella is most certainly in my life to teach me things in ways that Estella can’t. Estella is confident, pushy, and curious, which is definitely the kind of horse I like. A big difference from Bella’s more skeptical nature, something I haven’t...

Bella Training Update – 2

My last Bella update has been about a month ago and I feel like we have changed drastically since then. Although she is still quite timid in certain situations, the change in her calmness has been incredible. She is finding relaxation sooner and coming back to it quicker. What I have...

Farm Update

I have been meaning to do more Bella updates, but have been so busy outside that I haven’t had much computer time. There’s rain in the forecast for the next few days, so maybe some blog time soon? Here is a quick update of some of the things we’ve...

The Vaccination Struggle

Lately I have been seeing a variety of vaccination articles floating around the web, most of them discussing the prominent over vaccination in the horse industry. This discussion feels more important to me now that ever, for a few reasons. In the fall Estella had a bad reaction to...

Settling In

Now that we have all been home for over a week, everyone is really starting to settle in. My 4:45 AM alarm doesn’t bother me (thank God I am a morning person), our schedules are in full swing and the girls are really calming down. The only thing we...

Introducing Bella

I know everyone has been wondering who this adorable pony is in all my photos, so it’s time I introduce Bella! When we officially closed on the house, one of my first concerns was finding a companion for Estella. We all know how difficult mares can be making friends,...