Author: Melissa

Sunday Stills

Remmy, Merlin, Havana and Cody Renny and Cody Gracie, Maggie and Dawn Acer and Sabrina Dolly and Diamond Gracie and Penny Jake, Missy and Cinnamon Lily, Charlotte and Maggie Cuffie, Diamond and Dolly Traveller and Cuffie Maisie and Diamond Havana, Baner, Renny and Bruno Merlin and Duesy Dooley, Taylor, Sport and Alfie Remmy and...

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In Memory of Calimba

Calimba was a beautifully bred Holsteiner mare who was born in central Germany in 1996. Her hometown, Sulingen, is famous for their knives. Calimba’s pedigree read like a Who’s Who of Holsteiner breeding – Coronado/Lenz/Calypso I. She had both of the foundation sires Cor de la Breyere and Ladykiller in her pedigree. Calimba was bred to jump, and she lived up to her pedigree. Calimba and her mom In Germany Calimba had a very successful young horse career and was a winner at every level. She was ridden for much of her early career by the girlfriend of the...

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Sunday Stills

Homer and Revy Thomas and Hemi Chance and Convey Cisco and Revy Walon and Rocky Rubrico and Rocky Ripley and Gus Sushi and Squirrel . . . . . . a closer look at Sushi . . .  . . . a closer look at Squirrel Rey and King Grand Baby and Ricardo Levendi and Moe Faisal and Trigger Apollo Toledo and Roho Wilson was hiding . . . . . . then he came...

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Caddyshack

A few weeks ago Jason told me that he saw a huge groundhog getting into the feed at our back barn. We knew something had been getting in the feed, and since it seemed to so nimbly remove the snap on lids to the feed cans we assumed it was a raccoon. Jason was convinced the groundhog was getting into our feed as he kept telling me how big it was. Frankly, I didn’t believe him. I believed that he saw the groundhog, I just didn’t believe it could be THAT big. About a week later a representative from...

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Sunday Stills

Baner, Havana and Art Traveller and Jake Jake and Missy Art and Baner Sabrina and Innes Renny and Cody Taylor and Alfie Remmy and Bruno Duesy, Merlin, Remmy and Sport Sport and Dooley Dawn and Maggie Penny and Missy Cinnamon, Dolly and Cuffie Charlotte, Maggie and Missy Diamond and Penny Maisie and...

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In Memory of Lofty

Lofty was a bay dutch warmblood gelding who was bred and raised in Virginia. Lofty was destined to be an outstanding hunter as his sire was Aristos B. Aristos B sired many famous hunters including Rox Dene, a horse that many people consider to be the best show hunter of all time. Lofty and his mom  Lofty Lofty living up to his name over a jump Lofty and his mom hanging out together Lofty and his mom Lofty came into his mom’s life almost thirteen years ago.  After outgrowing her first and only pony, Lofty’s mom had been riding...

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Sunday Stills

Toledo and Rocky Sushi, Squirrel and Gus Roho and Rubrico Ricardo and King Rubrico and Walon Homer, Revy and Faisal Hemi, Thomas and Apollo Levendi and Faisal Wilson and Ripley Apollo, Baby, Chance and Convey Trigger and Cisco Moe and Cisco Rey and King...

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Wednesday Pictures

Silver George, Asterik and Gus Silver. Asterik, Cocomo and George Digby and Paramount Indy and Sebastian Quigly and Taco Mick Quigly and Happy Bear and Lighty Blu, B-Rad and Ascot Lotus, Romeo and Moses Quigly, Johnny, Happy and Taco Sam and Lighty Gibson Flyer and Gus Silver and...

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Sunday Stills

Revy and Apollo Charlotte and Traveller Jake Maisie and Lily Hemi Cuffie and Jake Baby, Chance, Convey and Trigger Homer, Moe and Levendi Maggie and Dolly Charlotte, Dawn, Penny, Maggie, Missy and Cinnamon Cinnamon, Diamond and Traveller Sabrina and Sparky King, Ricardo, Faisal and Cisco Rey and Cisco Ricardo and...

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Thursday Pictures

Art and Sport doing some early morning grazing Taylor and Alfie Baner and Renny Squirrel and Sushi Toledo and Rocky Roho and Gus Rubrico Bruno and Duesy Wilson and Walon Magic and Ripley Remmy and Merlin Havana and...

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In Memory of Norman

It is hard to imagine Paradigm Farms without Norman. His adorable looks and endless pony antics had ingrained themselves into the fabric of our daily lives.  We have sadly found ourselves trying to adjust to life without Norman the last couple of weeks. Norman and his mom Although Norman’s exact breeding is unknown, he was bred in the Chicago area and stayed in that area for many years. He was a champagne and white pinto with amber eyes, and his striking looks were part of a very fancy package. Norman didn’t just look cute, he was a fancy mover...

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Wednesday Pictures

Quigly and Happy Sebastian, Indy and Mick Cisco, Grand and Rip Bear and Digby Taco and Johnny Paramount, B-Rad and Ascot Paramount, Quigly and Sam Mick and Lighty Donneur and Gus Silver and Cocomo Asterik, Gus, Gibson and Moses George, Gus and Asterik Romeo and Lotus Gibson and Flyer Ascot, Blu and...

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Sunday Stills

Art and Havana Merlin, Taylor and Alfie Remmy and Duesy Renny and Baner Baner and Cody Duesy and Bruno Cinnamon and Cuffie Sabrina leading the way followed by Flower, Acer and Innes Traveller and Diamond Dawn and Penny Missy, Calimba and Dolly Jake, Dawn and Cinnamon Maisie Maggie Charlotte and Jake Lily and Traveller Merlin and Duesy Sport and Havana Charlotte and...

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Round Three

With the many other things that have been happening around the farm over the last couple of weeks, we also managed to squeeze in a third round of clipping. It is impressive how much hair some of our PPID/Cushing’s residents can grow over the course of a year. We had several clips in round three and I’m hoping we might be done for the year. I’ve got my eye on a couple that we didn’t clip in round three but might need to get clipped in the next week. Generally I don’t like to clip anyone after early September...

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Sunday Stills

Mick, Johnny, Quigly and Taco a closer look at Johnny and Quigly Quigly Mick and Johnny Bear and Happy Sam and Mick Asterik and Cocomo George Cocomo Silver and Moses Flyer and Gus Lofty, George and Gus Donneur and Cocomo Blu, Ascot and Bear Grand and Rip B-Rad and Lighty Digby and Paramount Gibson and Moses Romeo and Flyer Lotus and...

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Circle of Life

The last couple of weeks have made me wonder why I thought having a retirement farm was a good idea. We all have stretches at work or in life generally where it seems that despite doing everything right, you keep getting the wrong results. In the last ten days we have lost not one but two residents unexpectedly and the circle of life has felt a bit to real to me. In some ways it seems silly to say unexpectedly given that one of the residents we lost was 32 years old and had been with us for more...

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Sunday Stills

Apollo and Thomas Revy and Homer Hemi and Thomas Moe, Levendi and Apollo Baby and Trigger Baby, Convey and Chance Cisco, King and Ricardo Roho and Toledo Walon and Rocky Sebastian and Indy Blu Walon and Roho Rubrico and Magic Roho and Gus Ripley and Magic Rubrico, Sushi and Squirrel Wilson, Gus and...

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Bad Fences Make Good Neighbors

Every day is a new day when living on a farm. My plans today were to feed horses in the morning, work with the farrier for a few hours this morning, then ride my horse, do afternoon chores, and be done with outside work and and start on inside work. Instead we had thunderstorms move through our area last night, and heavy winds came at the beginning of the front. The heavy winds were short lived, less than 5 minutes, but the wind speed was definitely high for a couple of minutes.  The net result was one big downed...

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Wednesday Pictures

Mick, Lighty and Sebastian Bruno B-Rad and Sebastian Cody and Sport Missy and Jake Maggie, Dawn and Penny Baner and Art Alfie and Taylor Innes and Sabrina Havana and Renny Jake, Penny and Cinnamon Jake and Norman Dawn, Maisie and Calimba Traveller and Cuffie Charlotte Maisie, Lily, Cuffie and Diamond Maisie and Lily Merlin, Duesy and Remmy Cisco Diamond Rip and Grand Maisie and...

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Sunday Stills

Homer and Apollo Moe and Levendi Baby and Trigger Magic and Ripley Hemi Thomas and Apollo Homer and Revy Blu and Indy Gus and Roho Rubrico and Sushi Squirrel Hemi and Vinnie L-R Convey, Thomas, Chance, Apollo, Ricardo, King Wilson, Toledo and Rocky...

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The Year of the Skunk

Every year on the farm it seems to be the year of something. We had the year of the deer a few years ago. The farm was literally overrun with deer. One evening as we were driving along our driveway towards our house, Jason had to stop the car because a herd of deer were blocking the driveway. He honked the horn at them and they took their time moving out of our way. We’ve also had the year of the turkey. The farm was covered in wild turkeys. I learned that mommy turkeys with babies in tow will...

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Sunday Stills

Dolly and Calimba Jake and Charlotte Sparky and Sabrina Art, Havana and Baner Trigger and Cisco Duesy and Merlin Sport, Renny, Cody and Duesy Duesy, Cody, Sport, Bruno, Remmy, Alfie and Taylor Maisie and Dolly Dawn and Penny Convey and Chance Grand and Rip Traveller and Dawn Maggie and Cinnamon Indy and Sebastian Sam and Lighty Paramount and Digby Norman and Diamond Lily and...

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Sweating Through My . . . Phone?

Summer in the south is always hot, it’s the one season of the year where we can reliably predict what the weather will be. However, even by southern standards, the last couple of weeks were ridiculously hot. The actual temperatures didn’t look horrible on many days, but the humidity levels were so high it made the “real feel” quite awful. It is no secret that I can’t stand cold weather, live for warmth, and don’t sweat easily. The last couple of weeks I was sweating easily, much too easily. We always start crazy early in the summer and are...

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Sunday Stills

Gus and Lofty Lotus, Silver and Cocomo Moses Romeo and Gus Flyer and Gibson Sebastian and Bear Taco and Lighty Asterik and Gus George and Asterik Quigly and Happy Mick and Taco Johnny, Taco, Happy and Quigly Lily and Diamond Baby and Chance Donneur and Gibson Donneur and...

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Marathon, Round Two

We spent the last few days having our second round of body clipping. We did the first round in late May, and ended up clipping around 25 horses. Round two was a lot easier since we “only” clipped ten horses this time. My shoulders had barely recovered from round one, and they’ve let me know that ten horses was plenty for round two. As always, the horses we are having to clip have PPID/cushing’s, and they never stop growing hair. Some horses we clip once during the season, others up to four, it varies from horse to horse. It...

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Sunday Stills

Maisie Dawn, Jake and Missy Cuffie and Dolly Vinnie, Hemi and Thomas Dawn and Jake Cisco Walon and Rubrico Gus, Rocky, Sushi, Toledo and Squirrel Rubrico and Wilson King Levendi and Moe B-Rad, Blu and Ascot Traveller and Dawn Magic Maggie and Cuffie Roho and...

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Wednesday Pictures

Sebastian and Bear Romeo and Lotus Paramount and Mick Johnny, Lighty and Happy Mick and Bear Silver, Lofty, Cocomo and Donneur Silver, Cocomo and Lofty George, Asterik and Gus Chance, Convey and Baby Flyer and Gibson Moses and Donneur...

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Sunday Stills

L-R Charlotte, Penny, Dawn, Cinnamon, Calimba L-R Sport, Havana, Cody, Renny, Taylor, Alfie, Duesy, Bruno Moe and Homer Blu and B-Rad Taco and Blu Taco, Happy and Sam Sabrina and Sparky Digby Apollo and Thomas Merlin, Duesy and Art Norman and Cinnamon Lily Trigger and Baby Merlin and Remmy Havana and Baner Grand, Vinnie and Rip Revy and...

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Wednesday Pictures

Gus and Rubrico Cisco and Hemi King Baby Cuffie having a double grooming session from Dolly and Maggie Jake and Traveller Ripley and Magic Ascot and Bear Squirrel and Sushi Wilson and Walon Rocky and Toledo Roho and Toledo Missy and Jake Moe and Levendi Calimba, Penny and...

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Sunday Stills

Romeo and Lotus Gus and Donneur Lotus and Silver Flyer and Gibson Cocomo and Silver Donneur, Asterik and George Lotus and Donneur Alfie and Taylor Duesy and Remmy Cody and Havana Lighty Johnny and Happy Blu and Quigly Sebastian and Paramount Bear and Mick Convey and...

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South Africa and a Stray Kitten

In late May the Webb family departed from Tennessee and traveled to South Africa for two weeks. Going on safari somewhere on the continent of Africa has been something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. It took some convincing to get Jason on board with this trip. Although we’ve done plenty of international travel together, to say he’s not a fan of flying would be an understatement. I was asking him to get on one of the longest flights in the world, Atlanta to Johanessburg, for sixteen hours. We purchased our plane tickets in...

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