Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Fall Riding

  This is my favorite time of year to trail ride.   The weather, the colors, the fresh horses…  💙 I have really missed riding regularly this year due to a long string  of bad luck and injuries, but I’ve been able to get back in the saddle more the last couple weeks.   Finally! …

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DIY:  Cheap Easy Cavaletti

There are better ways to construct more sturdy and proper cavaletti, but I just wanted a cheap easy fast project requiring limited carpentry skills and with materials I had on hand.  I used a few 2×4 boards and doubled them up to make the same size as using 4x4s would have accomplished.

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Free Trees

We wanted to plant more evergreen trees in the pasture to add more privacy from the neighbor’s house in the winter when all of the deciduous trees have shed their leaves.  I’m also a fan of lots of trees in the pasture in general, as grass growing in the shade usually has a lower sugar …

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DIY:  Lauffer Reins (sliding side reins)

Squidy has been through a lot in the last couple years – a laceration that had her on stall rest for a couple months right before she was bred meant that she went into the pregnancy out of shape and therefore couldn’t really do athletic work throughout the entire pregnancy, especially since it was relatively …

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New Old Fence

We’re on a pretty tight budget at the moment, but we wanted to install a section of fence at the new farm to keep the horses out of a potentially dangerous small area next to a metal shed (I had visions of a horse getting cornered and kicking through the metal siding and degloving a …

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