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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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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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Don’t fence me in…

Hi! It was a georgous spring day yesterday. Since moving to this property situated close to our horses, I've been eagerly waiting for a day like yesterday. I've been wanting to remove this old bit of wire fence in the back of the property.  I had gone out and purchased a wire cutter.  Now it was…
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Yoga and Horses

Just got back from my yoga class. It's been very enlightening. We were not only doing poses, but also tuning into what's inside. That is when I noticed a theme... how you connect with yourself; are you truly happy? And how do you feel about your horse and the connection with your horse? Are you…
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A perfect day for a ride.

It's that perfect temperature that horses love. A March day, about +13 degrees celcius (60 F). Energy soaring, it's spring time in the Okanagan Valley. Our boys, Link and Rollie are full of "piss and vinegar". That means something, especially for our usually laid-back Link. Today, while in the paddock, there were birds in the bushes, and…
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