Tag Archives: horses

Indians at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art

The sun baked the soil where sagebrush and bunchgrasses clung in patches along the slopes of Craig’s Hill directly ahead of the drill team. The leaders, Steward and Johnny, sat astride their horses; their young hands, almost the hands of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Haying at Ballentine’s Horse Heaven

Baling hay seems straight forward – cut it, bale it and put it in the barn, but like everything details matter. Johnn has been baling hay at Horse Heaven since 1985, before that he helped on his family’s farm until … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bathing Horses

One delightful summer activity we enjoy is giving the horses a cool down bath at the end of a ride. When the temperature tips into the eighty’s even the late afternoon can be hot and muggy. The horses sweat and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Horses Do Lie Down

In the middle of June the weather started to heat up, so riding became either an early morning or late afternoon activity. One morning, around 8:00, Emma and I were at Horse Heaven. The horses were still in the barn … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Allusive Bear

The first week in June, Karen, Emma and I saddled up and rode towards Round Top Park. The road passed between a trailer and a white, clapboard farm house. Just after we passed the farm house on Sutliff Hill Road, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hunter’s First Ride

My grandnephew, Hunter, had never ridden a horse. After talking with my niece, Jessica, and nephew, Matt, to see if it was ok with them; Jessica and I started a look on-line to see where he could get a riding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Riding the Wind

Frigid temperatures faded gradually blending into cool March weather. The sky filled with white puffy clouds, moving rapidly across the sky and casting shadows on the ground. Instead of wearing my winter outfit, I pulled on a sweatshirt and headed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pam Watros and Meadowgate Equine Rescue

In the fall of 2008, I was volunteering at the Susquehanna River Archeological Center in Waverly, NY when a fellow volunteer told me about her experience helping rescued horses in Newfield, NY. “I drive up once a week and brush … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pepper’s Rescue

Connie owned several horses over the years. In 1999 her loyal Tennessee Walker, Ruth, died. Connie bought a 15 year old Quarter Horse named Sally. She wanted her vet, Robin, to check over the horse. The woman selling Sally refused … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments