April 16, 2020

It is almost two weeks since we began our part in Social Distancing to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

Richard, thankfully, can do all his work from home and enjoys his daily commute to the basement office.  It is fast, environmentally friendly, and absolut...

November 13, 2018

As a certified Equestrian Canada Competition Coach I am frequently asked to evaluate riders for their rider levels and have found that some of these riders are not fully prepared for the practical horse knowledge portion of their testing.  As a result they may not be s...

April 1, 2018

After struggling with Rufus' lice for over two months it was time to get drastic.  The only way I was going to get ahead of the game was to remove all of Rufus' hair so that the dusting powder could get to his skin.  It would also help to rid of any eggs attached to hi...

March 18, 2018

It was February 15th, the day after Valentine's Day.  I was spending the afternoon in the paddock hanging out with Rufus and the horses after their dinner feed.  The weather was warm enough to remove blankets and I was giving Rufus a full body scratch.  It was his favo...

March 9, 2018

Before searching for a donkey I did some research and was surprised at some of the facts I just wasn't aware of.  These are just a few interesting things I learned:

1.  Donkey's are desert animals and therefore do not have a waterproof coat like horses.  This requi...

March 5, 2018

The first week Rufus had to become accustomed to many new experiences.  He arrived on a Sunday and by Monday I had purchased him a new rain sheet.  The local tack store did not have any winter blankets his size (being a 51" blanket size makes it challenging to find) so...

February 25, 2018

By the time I got home with the truck and trailer it was dark. I was happy to see that Rufus had trailered easily enough, although he was still shivering from the extreme cold we were experiencing.  The horses could smell that something was up and Hudson was the first...

February 19, 2018

I met Rufus on January 14th when I drove to see him after responding to a Kijiji add.  I would like to say it was love at first site but it was more of a sense of obligation than anything else. This obligation wasn't a woeful one, Rufus would melt anyone's heart, but a...

December 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made 2017 such a successful year.  Richard and I were able to accomplish a lot around the property and it is really starting to feel like a farm.

All three of my horses are now home and settled in.  Hudson has become quite the school master and...

March 15, 2016


These three videos are my blanketing series which explains how to safely put on a blanket, how to remove a blanket, and how to fold it and hand it on a stall door.  As always, feel free to conact me so that I can answer any of your questions.  Happy blanketing!


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