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Shadow Goes For Training

Sunshine hit the truck’s windshield as Ballentine’s Horse Heaven. The pleasant June and July days passed by as Ann and Shadow settled into the new home. Dawn Bellis became an important part of their lives. Other people often joined Shadow … Continue reading

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Training Session with Gene Fletcher and Deb Yoder – Lunging

On May 24th I climbed into my SUV and headed south on Route 220. I wasn’t quite sure where I was going; a farm on Route 6 just outside West Burlington, PA near Mount Pisgah State Park. When my children … Continue reading

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Log Pulling at Carriage House Saddlery

Teams of draft horses in full harness and spectators enjoyed the balmy weather as they stood in an open field just outside Trumansburg, NY. The log pulling event hosted by Endless Mountain Draft Horse Club puts on two events every … Continue reading

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CJ Treks Alone

Why would a horse, a fairly intelligent animal, want to carry a person around to places consider dangerous in his eyes? Probably not, however, after some persuasion that is just what horses do for us. If you think about it … Continue reading

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Anne Shaffer and Her Horses

Too much sun made Anne feel dizzy and eating oranges made her sick. So, she wasn’t disappointed when her parents decided to move from Florida to NJ and on to Ulster, PA in 1975. Her parents bought a pony from … Continue reading

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Connie and Johnn’s Surprise

Connie purchased Pepper on October 9, 2001 from a horse rescue in Litchfield, PA, operated by Marlene Lantz. Marlene’s rescue was associated with The Harness Horse Retirement & Youth Association located in Loganton, PA. Pepper came to Connie thin and … Continue reading

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Gene Fletcher – Farrier at Ballentine’s Horse Heaven

In the summer of 2010, I ordered my first pair of horse boots and made a common mistake. The boots come in different sizes depending on the shape and dimension of the horse’s hoof. The boot manufacturer stipulates that a … Continue reading

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The Horse Clinic and Georgia’s Hard Decision

People sell or give horses away for a variety of reasons, a child outgrows a pony, a young adult leaves for college, illness strikes , financial problems loom, the family moves out of town, a need to make a profit, … Continue reading

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