A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

First of all, let me offer a nod to the United Negro College Fund for the title of this post. This slogan originated in the early ’70’s and has gone on to acquire a life of its own. Now let me tell you that this post has nothing to do with ad campaigns,...

Herd Dynamics – a life and death power play

When you see a horse in a group pinning its ears back and making another horse run, it seems like horse A is simply being a bully and picking on horse B; however, horse A may well be practicing to save good ole horse B’s life. Horses’ social lives are set...

Springtime Checklist

The beginning of May always seems like “real” spring to me. Living in Connecticut for so many years showed me the folly of believing that spring began on the day of the Vernal Equinox. Here in Virginia, the season is several weeks ahead of southern New...

Welcome to the Horsey Life!

Welcome to the Horsey Life! I’m looking forward to sharing lots of equine stories, tips, photos and events with you on these pages. To give you a little bit of my background, I’m a woman of a certain age (on the outside at least; inside, I’m still a...