The Field of Life

Yesterday, as I drove down the road leading into our barn to go riding, I watched the horses as they bantered about in the field next to me. Milagro and the rest of the geldings were lined up along side the fence. He was head wrestling with one horse while another, his friend Stanley, held onto Milagros blanket in his mouth, pulling it up into the air in clear annoyance of Milagro. As he pinned back his ears and did his best to break free, one would think it looked like he

Memory Lane

A few weeks back we had some special guests at Milagros barn. The owner of our place had arranged for a group of residents from a local memory care facility to come for a demonstration. It would be a fun afternoon sharing our horse friends with them and I was excited to participate. They arrived in a van with the logo of their home, The Abbington, printed on the side of the vehicle. Our barn owner had taken the time to arrange bales of hay next to our outdoor arena for them t

The Working Horse

My husband Keith and I are on a bit of an adventure this week. We are on a road trip around Northern California. Its been such a long time since I have been in these parts. It reminds me of visits to see my Dad, when he lived in a little town outside San Francisco called Petaluma. On one visit we enjoyed the Butter and Eggs Parade. There is a lot of farming in the culture in these parts. Even today as the city of Sacramento celebrates the Farm to Fork event. I thought about a