Moving on up....

  The horses have moved from the private barn they were in due to insurance issues with the barn owner to a public boarding barn just off Pioneers Park in Lincoln.  Both of the horses have settled in well and have made friends with their barn mates.  They get ample food, water, sunshine, and fresh air, and training/riding is proceeding well.  However... Little Ms. Honey would like to lodge a formal complaint with the complaint department.  She has made it known that not enough treats are coming her way and she is extremely disappointed in her Minion Mama C.  Louie is just happy he hasn't gotten in too much trouble yet and is on his best behavior.... for now.

Long Time, No Post....

Louie is back in Lincoln after having almost 3 years in KS at the farm.  As you can tell in the video, he's pretty pleased with himself and his skills.  Look out for loads of pictures and videos of Louie & Honey as we adventure out and about with new friends and old  :)  

Top 5 Reasons to Wear a Helmet

 I know that helmets can be a controversial issue among us horse folks.  But, here are just a few reasons to wear one when riding. 1.               Helmets can save lives. Head injuries are the leading cause of death in horseback riding accidents. A helmet can help to protect your head in the event of a fall and can reduce the risk of serious injury or death. 2.               Helmets are comfortable and easy to wear. There are many different types of helmets available, so you can find one that fits well and is comfortable to wear. 3.               Helmets are affordable. Helmets are a relatively inexpensive investment that can provide you with peace of mind and help to protect you in the event of a fall. 4.               Helmets can set a good example. Wearing a helmet can set a good example for other riders and help to promote safety in the equestrian community. 5.               A helmet can protect you from the sun. The sun's rays can be very harmful to your skin, and the

7/30/21 - The Choice to be Happy

  Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. I am not sure that I have ever been around a happier horse than little Miss Honey.  She generally greets you with ears up and a gentle nicker.  Of course, she could just be hopeful for a cookie or an apple… But she is generally a happy little horse.  She likes to go out to explore the world when we go on a trail ride, looking forward with wide eyes and pricked ears.  Happy to see what is around the bend.  If we are doing some arena work, she is bouncing through that with a spring in her step looking for the next challenge.  I am wondering, do we have a choice to be like Honey?  To greet each day with our eyes open and ears perked up looking for the next adventure that is coming our way?  Maybe the adage “Happiness is a choice” could be applied?  Maybe when circumstances threaten to crush people’s spirits and sink them into the gloom, they need the powerful medicine of joy more than ever.  Sol

6/18/21 - Little Faith

  Matthew 17:20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Sunday was a difficult day for Louie.   Nothing seemed to be going the way he wanted it to go and he had a little bit of a melt-down.   There was cotton blowing from the cottonwood trees, people walking on the path across the creek, bicycles going down the road, and then there was a truck.   The truck was his undoing that morning and everything went downhill from there.   Louie had a hard time standing next to the block for me to get on him; this was due to the cotton blowing on the ground.   That and I wouldn’t let him eat the weeds that had been sprayed with weed-killer.   So, he snorted, blew, and got a piece of that darned cotton up his nose.   Most of the time Louie is very good and will wait patiently while I step up on the block and i

6/11/21 ~ Healing

  "LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” — Psalm 30:2 Little Miss Honey has been battling a respiratory infection the last few weeks.   We took her in to the vet this past Monday for bloodwork and a check-up.   She was not exactly happy with the poking and prodding and at one point tried to hide behind her “mom” when the vet was talking about doing more procedures with her.   So, we decided to do another round of antibiotics and see where she was after a week.   Honey does not like the new antibiotics.  They are liquid and I have to give them to her by squirting them in her mouth.  She makes ugly faces and sometimes walks away from me.  Just as we sometimes don’t like to take medicine that can help or heal us, Honey feels the same way about her twice daily medicine.  I am thankful that the vet (horse dr.) has the knowledge and skill that God helped her acquire to know how to run the correct tests to diagnose Honey.  Sometimes I have learned that when times

6/4/21 ~ Knock Knock

  6/4/21 Matthew 7:7-8 ~ “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door opens.” I think little miss Honey has been reading this scripture regularly.   She has been asking and knocking at the door to her stall for treats, snacks and extra meals like a hobbit looking for 2 nd and 3 rd breakfast.   She is teaching the little colt next door how to beg for snacks and treats.   Louie pretty much ignores her unless she is successful in getting on of her minions (me) to give an extra helping of hay or dinner snackies.   Then he joins in on the begging.   Honey and Louie even do a pat down to see if I am hiding cookies in my pockets when I go in to clean their rooms!   These horses have it made.   Breakfast and dinner in bed, Mani-pedies every 6 weeks, spa days, personal chauffer, all the cookies, and housekeeping every day to keep their rooms tidy wit