09.30.12

Scary cow moment in Shelburne Farms VT

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 9:41 pm by petArtist Cmoses

Or, put safety first by driving defensively.
While driving our pair in Shelburne last week, Hubby and I had a close call. Our horses have 5-7 years driving experience in many different environments, and by nature they are steadier than many carriage horses. And we make a habit of driving defensively. However, like a perfect storm, [...]

08.14.11

Carriage driving weekend in Northeast Kingdom VT

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 11:40 am by petArtist Cmoses

Keeping the boys fit after all their Mt. Washington training, we went Aug. 5-7 to Danville Vermont, where we enjoyed miles and miles of quiet and scenic dirt roads.

Becky and Carolyn getting ready to ride

Drive hostess Deb H. rode behind us for a while, astride her mature Morgan horse Kyrelle

Connie drives the pair, Deb’s photo. [...]

07.23.11

Carriage horses summit Mount Washington!

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 10:42 pm by petArtist Cmoses

Our two locally-bred and raised horses, nicknamed Gilford and Glendale, on Sunday July 17 pulled us in our carriage to the top of Mt. Washington, 7.6 miles distance, from elev. 1527 ft. to 6288 ft. The Event was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Connie & Hubby prepare Gilford and Glendale to start up Mt. Washington Carriage/Auto Road
In [...]

10.24.10

Tandem training sessions 2-4

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 10:47 pm by petArtist Cmoses

After FIRST INTRODUCING THE BOYS to the tandem hitch by ground driving them, we practiced a second time and they were just as good. However, we quickly realized that having Gilford in the front as the Leader horse wasn’t working out, simply because he is a slower-walking horse than his younger brother Glendale. Poor Glen [...]

10.13.10

Training horses for the tandem driving hitch

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 9:44 pm by petArtist Cmoses

It has been a long time coming…
We have long toyed with the idea of trying a Unicorn hitch using our mare WIlly as the lead horse, in front of her two sons. This is where 3 horses are driven in front of a carriage, one in front and a pair behind the leader which actually [...]

11.30.09

Mini Pairs Driving Training 2

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 10:32 pm by petArtist Cmoses

Thanks to her commenting on Peaches’ blog, we are able to share Lori R.’s questions and stories as she begins to train one of her miniature horses to pairs driving. Lori is in process of obtaining harness(es) and a mini cart, has one mini which already drives, and a second one which she will be [...]

11.28.09

Mini Pairs Driving Training 1

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 7:18 pm by petArtist Cmoses

Thanks to her commenting on this blog, we are able to share Lori R.’s questions and stories as she begins to train one of her miniature horses to pairs driving. Lori is in process of obtaining harness(es) and a mini cart, has one mini which already drives, and a second which she will be training. [...]

11.18.09

Green horses practice trail riding

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy at 10:59 pm by petArtist Cmoses

Tuesday we did a trail ride/drive with friend Patti who is also in the Granite State Carriage Association and lives in nearby Barnstead. She trailered her horse (a green 7 yr. old) to our house to ride, I rode Glen, and Hubby drove Gilford on the training cart.
We went into the woods trails behind a [...]

09.21.09

Fjord Tales 9: Foal injured on metal salt brick holder!

Posted in Horses for the horse crazy, NEWS at PortraitsWithPets at 10:14 pm by FjordNewbies

A sad mishap to Thor, PLUS some training updates from FjordNewbies… WARNING, there are a couple of graphic pictures here!
See FjordNewbies’ previous posts to read about how she went overnight from having ZERO horses to owning THREE and ONE-HALF HORSES, and follow Sive’s new baby Thor’s birth and his progress to date.
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My horses have always [...]

07.14.09

Street Farmer [the good-food movement]

Posted in Other interesting stuff at 4:55 pm by petArtist Cmoses

I reprint this because I feel it’s really important… that there may actually be some kind of answer to America’s industrialized food [and, by extension, health] problems, some small glimmer of hope here.
By ELIZABETH ROYTE
from NY Times Magazine Published: July 1, 2009
Related
An Urban Farmer Is Rewarded for His Dream (NY Times, October 1, 2008)
Will Allen, [...]

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