Grace · Horse People

Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

I met Katie Cerminara through her work with Canine Adventure. We needed someone to care for Biscuit over a string of upcoming out-of-town engagements. And, Bub and I were both working so much that we thought Biscuit might like to get out of the house and onto the trail for some adventure walks. When Katie… Continue reading Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

Agriculture · Books · Horse People

Pony Power

Rarely, when reading about sustainable farming, does the discussion explore the use of horses on the 21st Century farm. This week, Nicola Smith, staff writer for the Valley News in New Hampshire featured author-farmer Stephen Leslie, who uses draft ponies instead of tractors on his farm. In her article, Horse Power Returns, Smith describes how… Continue reading Pony Power

Equine Rescue · Grace · Horse Care · Horse People

All Things New: Second Chances at James River

Behold For three straight mornings, I wake up with this word aglow in my mind. For three days running I’ve planned to spend the morning writing about the rehabilitation and reconciliation going on out at the James River Work Center in Goochland - out at the prison. Waking up with a single word or phrase… Continue reading All Things New: Second Chances at James River

Books · Horse People

The Literary Horse: Live Your Legend!

Black Beauty lives at the end of Main Street and Pegasus takes wing from the pasture around the corner in a new exhibit touring public and school libraries worldwide through 2012. The exhibit, Vanessa Wright's "The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life", pairs up to 100 photos of today's novice through Olympic horses and… Continue reading The Literary Horse: Live Your Legend!

Horse People

Elizabeth Taylor & Horses

Joseph Papa's new book, Elizabeth Taylor: A Passion for Life, takes Taylor fans through a wonderful exploration into the life of a great actress, a huge philanthropist, and one of the world's most glamorous horsewomen. The book is full of photographs and includes quotes from Taylor's reflection on her life. In her own words from… Continue reading Elizabeth Taylor & Horses

Horse People

Most of All the Horses: Summer Camp in Vermont by Judith Amateau

I admit. I’m pretty enamored of my guest blogger today. She’s sweet and funny and sooooo devoted to horses. Thanks to her, I learned to ride about thirteen years ago. She was five; I was thirty-three. I had been on a horse only few times in my life, but watching my little girl in her… Continue reading Most of All the Horses: Summer Camp in Vermont by Judith Amateau

Horse People

Eatons’ Ranch: Books, Horses, America by Teresa Rolfe Kravtin

I discovered the first clue that lead me to Eatons’ Ranch, in a book. I found Through Glacier Park in 1915 by Mary Roberts Rinehart, at a gift store during one of my visits to Glacier National Park in the late 1980s. I was intrigued by this historical work of a woman traveling by horse… Continue reading Eatons’ Ranch: Books, Horses, America by Teresa Rolfe Kravtin

Books · Horse People

Celebrating Beloved Horses with Author Sharon Miner

Author Sharon Miner grew up in Connecticut, the middle child of eleven. An avid horse lover at an early age, she purchased her first horse when she was fifteen. Sharon and her husband operated Unicorn Stables for twenty-five years. It was the life and sudden death of her beloved mare, Fawn, that inspired Sharon to… Continue reading Celebrating Beloved Horses with Author Sharon Miner

Gypsy Vanner · Horse People

The Secret of Feathers: Gypsy Vanner II

Last year, Collette Morgan, owner of Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers in Minneapolis, Minnesota answered a few questions about her beloved Gypsy Vanner boys, Misto and Pinky, in the post, Smitten. Collette's back for a visit with more stories and new photographs! If you haven't already fallen for this breed, I bet you will.… Continue reading The Secret of Feathers: Gypsy Vanner II

Horse People

A Gift Horse

One of the many things I love about my city, Richmond VA, is our mounted police unit. (That's not to say I love the tickets I've gotten from them in years past, but then again I look at parking tickets and overdue library fines the same way - a little extra something in the community… Continue reading A Gift Horse

Equine Geriatric Care · Horse People

On the Shores of Heaven: Caring for Older Equines

An Interview with Deborah Sensabaugh of Virginia Mountain Outfitters About three years ago, I had the joy of meeting Deborah Sensabaugh of Lost Creek Farm in Buena Vista, Virginia. Lost Creek Farm is home to eighteen working equines ranging in age from eleven months to thirty-nine years young, with the majority in their mid-teens to… Continue reading On the Shores of Heaven: Caring for Older Equines

Horse People · Riding Fashion

Riding Habits: SCAD Fashionista Paul Frederick on Riding with Style

I admit it. I dress inappropriately for the barn on a regular basis. I’ve messed up my favorite pumps standing in mud, dirtied my Doc Marten’s running out to catch Albert, and soiled my penny loafers by hand grazing my pony in long, tall grass. My favorite cashmere sweater is no longer one hundred percent… Continue reading Riding Habits: SCAD Fashionista Paul Frederick on Riding with Style

Collegiate Riding · Horse People

From Rider to Horseman: SCAD’s 2008 ANRC Individual Reserve National Champion, Paul Frederick

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is celebrated for its commitment to artistic excellence. In pursuit of athletic excellence, student artists and designers regularly leave their studios, set aside their cameras or sketch pads, and head over to Hardeeville, South Carolina. Five miles outside of Savannah and across the state line, one of… Continue reading From Rider to Horseman: SCAD’s 2008 ANRC Individual Reserve National Champion, Paul Frederick

Gypsy Vanner · Horse People

Smitten: An Interview with Gypsy Vanner Owner Collette Morgan

Collette Morgan, owner of Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers in Minneapolis, MN, joins If you enjoyed your ride, kiss your horse in this interview. When in Minneapolis, it’s well worth a visit to Collette's bookstore. Even if you don’t have children or read children’s literature, you will fall in love with Collette, her staff,… Continue reading Smitten: An Interview with Gypsy Vanner Owner Collette Morgan