Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas is just around the corner!

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I'd take some wintery pictures and send them as a Christmas card by email. My best picture is one that happened by chance;  it is always hard to take a perfect shot of Rollie who is in constant motion and always makes "faces" like a little…
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Volunteering for the Soul

It's Thursday, and like every Thursday I head off to Arion Farm to volunteer with kids and horses. Arion Farm just happens to be in my neighbourhood and offers a wonderful therapeutic riding program for kids with disabilities.  I usually lead horses, sidewalk, and move horses from the paddock to the barn. I also occasionally lunge…
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Link and Lily, unlikely “couple”.

I just have to share this! It's so cute. My friend Lisa who lives next door to Link and Rollie with her horses and goats emailed me this cute story: Hi Karin, I was standing at my kitchen window watching my goat Lily, standing at the corner where all the horse congregate. She is there…
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New Dixieland Gaited Flextree Saddle

Oh, I finally did it! After a lengthy and thorough search, I made my choice: I got the Dixieland Plantation saddle. It arrived in a box not even 2 weeks after ordering it directly from Dixieland saddles. The saddle was not in stock but was handmade by Amish people in a short time and shipped to me. …
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Winter Fun

Today I gave both Link and Rollie a nice massage and stretch after lunging/exercising them. They both really enjoyed it and yawned and licked their lips. Heads went low and relaxed and eyes softened as I worked on their shoulders, back, and leg muscles.  I wish I was a horse! :-)  I find doing this…
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Horse Chiropractic Clinic

We attended a horse chiropractic clinic last Sunday. It was cold in the arena as we huddled on chairs around a clip board and listened to the presentation. The presenter was a chiropractor, Elizabeth (Liz) E. who works on horses, humans, dogs and cats.  She also did a live presentation of assessing horses. It was interesting to…
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