Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 2, 2015


It may not be a Van Gogh or a Michelangelo, but it hangs in our garage just like it was. About 6 (or 7) years ago, we showed a young lady maybe about 10 at the time, how to groom a horse, pick the feet, and ride in the pasture. Her name is Siobheal ( pronounced Chev ael). It was fun and she was a game little gal especially when the horse rubbed a staple and tore her designer jeans, plus a little skin. She was also game when the horse realized the rest of the herd was down at the end of the field and decided to gallop on down, about 250 yards. Even though the lip was quivering, she stayed on the horse and persevered. It probably inspired the song "Cowgirls Don't Cry". Like I said, a game gal!

Any way, she painted the masterpiece when she went home. It meant a lot to us to have this even though she was scared. It has a place of honour on the wall by my work bench. Yep, I miss horses and kids! I think she is about 16 now and hope that if she sees this, she is not too mortified. Hint and rule #1 " keep the horse between you and the ground" Hint #2 Just like flying a plane " Any landing is a good one, if you can walk away from it"
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