Author: Melissa

Sunday Stills

Duesy and Merlin Levendi and Chance Charlotte showing off some frisku moves followed by Maggie, Missy and Traveller Squirrel and Ripley Renny and Remmy Alfie and Baner Sabrina and Sparky Hemi, Apollo and Thomas Grand and Ricardo Lily and Dolly Paramount, Ascot and Miel Sam Wilson and Rubrico Mick and Johnny Cocomo and Donneur Norman and Cuffie Traveller and Trigger Havana, Taylor and Alfie Maisie Rip and Apollo Art and...

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Thursday Pictures

Igor and Ewen having cuddle time Maggie Paramount and Happy George and Lofty Sushi, Squirrel and Walon Rocky, Toledo and Gus Gus Lighty and Digby Moe, Cisco, Thomas and Levendi Thomas and Levendi Magic trying to help Walon out of his halter Rubrico and Roho Nemo and Taco Johnny and Quigly Nemo and Ascot Hemi, Cisco and Revy Gibson and Moses Levendi and Baby Bruno and...

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The Picky Eater

When we meet new residents, it is surprising how often their owners tell us that their horse is a picky eater. The picky eaters tend to fall into two categories with the first one being the horses that will eat well for awhile until one day they don’t. So their stressed owner does what I call the “feeding gymnastics.” They change their horse’s feed, they remove or change the supplements, they treat the horse for ulcers, often all of the above. They finally hit on the right mix and the horse settles on a new, acceptable feeding regime, at...

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Thursday Pictures

Cuffie and Traveller Calimba and Lily Mick, Miel and Sam Squirrel Ripley and Magic Paramount Sparky, Sabrina and Timbit Fabrizzio and Havana Art, Renny and Baner Bruno, Merlin and Remmy Convey Chance Maggie, Charlotte and Missy Traveller Digby Donneur, Gibson, Asterik and Flyer Dawn and Penny Romeo, Lotus and Moses Blu and Quigly Baby and Revy Duesy Asterik and...

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Monday Pictures

Missy and Penny Dolly, Cinnamon and Penny Magic, Toledo and Rocky Norman and Cuffie Apollo and Levendi Happy and Johnny Taco and Blu Jake and Traveller Maisie Gus and Roho waiting for breakfast Moe, Thomas and Trigger Gus and Gibson Jake and Maggie Revy and Homer being silly Wilson and Sushi Fabrizzio and Taylor Lighty, Nemo and Miel Walon and Rubrico Hemi and...

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Wednesday Pictures

Asterik, Donneur, Moses and Gibson Bruno, Remmy and Fabrizzio George, Asterik and Cocomo Toledo and Magic Trigger, Ricardo and Cisco Sparky and Sabrina Art, Havana and Remmy . . . . . . a closer look at Art and Havana . . . . . . a closer look at Remmy King, Moe and Levendi Merlin, Aflie, Havana and Taylor Lofty and George Maggie and Charlotte Ascot, B-Rad, Blu, Sebastian and Nemo Romeo and Gus Duesy, Alfie and Renny . . . . . . a closer look at Alfie and Renny Bruno, Art and Baner Grand and Rip...

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Sunday Stills

Fabrizzio, Bruno and Remmy Wilson and Roho playing Moses and Flyer Oscar looking especially grumpy Squirrel and Sushi Gus and Rubrico Maisie and Calimba Lotus Lily and Maggie Mick and B-Rad Baby and Ricardo Penny and Dawn Miel, Sam, Quigly, Lighty and Digby Baby and Thomas Revy and Ricardo Toledo and Walon Moe and Homer Mick and Paramount Sebastian, Digby and Quigly Magic and Ripley enjoying the...

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Thursday Pictures

Johnny and Happy Gus and Roho Taco, Quigly, Nemo and Sam Gibson and Lofty King and Moe Charlotte, Traveller, Norman and Lily Hemi and Apollo grumpy faces from Rip and Grand Walon and Rocky Cuffie, Jake, Penny, Cinnamon and Maisie . . . . . . a closer look at Maisie . . . . . . a closer look at Penny and Jake (Dolly and Missy behind them) . . . . . . a closer look at Cinnamon and Cuffie . . . . . . a closer look at Dolly and Missy Revy Chance and...

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Sunday Stills

Gus Bruno, Baner and Renny Silver, Gus and Romeo George and Asterik Havana and Alfie Moses and Donneur Remmy Cocomo and Donneur Art, Baner and Renny Lighty and Happy Lofty, George and Donneur Trigger and Baby Moe and Levendi Sabrina, Flower and Sparky B-Rad, Ascot and Blu Fabrizzio, Merlin, Taylor and...

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Thursday Pictures

Cisco and Levendi being wild . . . . . . King was not impressed Chance and Convey Moses Rubrico and Roho Magic and Ripley Homer and Hemi being silly Miel and B-Rad Lotus, Romeo and Moses Flyer Lily and Missy Rip Fabrizzio and Havana Traveller and Norman Sushi and Squirrel Walon and Ripley enjoying one of our temporary water features that appeared after yet another day of rain Rocky and Toledo Paramount and Taco Magic and Wilson King and Cisco Penny and Cinnamon Mick Digby, Quigly and Nemo Cinnamon, Charlotte, Dawn, Maggie and...

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Sunday Stills

Timbit and SparkyPenny and Jake Sam and JohnnyDuesy and Alfie Dawn and PennyGibson and Asterik Remmy and RennyThomas, Apollo and Convey Remmy and BanerTaco and Sebastian Gus and Rubrico playing Johnny and LightyNorman and Cuffie Homer and GrandNemo and Taco Missy, Dolly and Maggie CalimbaRipley and...

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A Year in Pictures

January 2018 Romeo and Lotus Bruno, Havana and Fabrizzio Miss Lyle playing on the teeter totter Walon, Johnny and Wilson George, Lotus, Romeo, Donneur, Gibson, Silver and Lofty Walon and Sushi Thomas, Apollo and Moe (and Ewen) February 2018 Happy Moe, Revy and King Cisco and Hemi Calimba and Dolly Taylor and Havana Rocky and Toledo Charlotte Dawn and Cuffie March 2018 Cocomo and Asterik Cuffie and Dolly Hesse and Art Remmy, Alfie and Taylor Chance and Convey grooming Jason spreading fertilizer Carter and Timbit having their horse show debut Dawn and MyLight Rubrico, Rocky, Sushi, Gus, Wilson and...

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Wednesday Pictures

Lofty and CocomoLotus, Romeo, Donneur and Silver HemiSilver Levendi and RevyThomas and MoeB-Rad and AscotRemmyBruno Havana, Taylor, Alfie, ArtArt, Merlin, Renny GibsonSabrina keeping a watchful eye on Sparky, Timbit, Flower and Innes Trigger, Baby and LevendiNemo, Blu and B-Rad Maisie and NormanGeorge, Asterik and Gus Ascot, Quigly and...

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Sunday Stills

Sebastian and ParamountAscot and LightyMagic and GusSquirrel and RohoSilver Sushi and SquirrelSushi and SquirrelSushi and Squirrel Mick and MielWalon and WilsonRipKing, Moe and HemiTraveller Digby and NemoHavana and ArtHavana and ArtRenny and FabrizzioToledo and Wilson Cinnamon, Lily and CharlotteMoses and FlyerChance and ConveyRocky and Magic impatiently waiting for Jason to put out more hayCisco and...

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In Memory of Cino

Cino was a big, grey Selle Francais gelding who was born in France in 1991.  From his beginning in France Cino ended up leading a long life with a lot of horse show wins to his credit. Early in his career Cino boarded a plane and moved to the states, and somehow he made his way to Beacon Hill Stables. For those that are not familiar with Beacon Hill, their name is synonymous with winning at the elite levels of the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions. Their riders have won every major equitation final and prestigious class many times. One...

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Wednesday Pictures

Mick and Miel Rip and Apollo Johnny, Lighty, Sam and Mick Calimba and Maggie Missy and Jake Penny and Charlotte Rubrico and Sushi Ripley, Squirrel and Magic Duesy and Havana Taco and Happy Dawn and Cuffie waiting for breakfast on a foggy morning Norman was also anxiously waiting for breakfast Homer, Grand, Chance and Moe Gus and Donneur Lofty and Asterik Baner and...

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Permanent Love Notes

The world would be a much less interesting place without animals and kids. We’ve shared the ongoing comedy saga of our deer family, and as you all know the only reason we have the deer family is thanks to Carter’s two year desire to have our family brought to life as lit-up reindeer. Jason posted a picture on his social media a few days ago of Carter writing in the frost on the car one morning. I will admit when I saw the picture that I thought it was a bad idea. Carter is a pro at taking a...

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Welcome Moses

Moses is a Paso Fino who joined us for retirement in the beginning of November and I think he deserves a special introduction. Moses’ mom has been a friend and a client for more than a decade. We first met her in 2007 when she chose us to host her beloved horse Faune in retirement. In his early years of retirement Faune was a seriously high maintenance horse, and this led to us getting to know his mom exceptionally well as we always seemed to have issues to talk about and decisions to be made. Thankfully Faune spent his...

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Sunday Stills

Duesy Homer and Apollo Dawn, Penny and Charlotte Missy and Jake Ricardo and Convey Merlin and Fabrizzio Sam and Miel having fun Grand and Rip playing Traveller Ripley Squirrel, Sushi and Rubrico Chance Lighty Johnny Happy Digby, Paramount and Quigly Blu Gus and...

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Jason Goes Dim

I have no idea why, but Jason has gone dim again. Jason plugged in the deer family on Sunday evening and he was back to dim Jason.  His antlers, head and neck were dark while his bum and the rest of his body lit up beautifully. He has remained dim Jason since Sunday evening and our Christmas miracle has ended. I have no idea why. Jason has no idea why. We’ve got nothing, literally, when it comes to dim Jason.  His behavior makes no sense. He partially lit up for a month. He fully lit up for about ten...

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Sunday Stills

Alfie and Bruno Dolly and Maisie B-Rad and Quigly Sabrina, Sparky, Timbit and Innes Miel and Mick playing Digby Taco and Sebastian Hemi Homer and Revy Rubrico Walon and Wilson Toledo and Rocky Roho Gus and Squirrel...

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Another Sad Beginning

It looks like we have another sad beginning that needs a happy ending. We’ve had a few sad beginnings show up here. We kept Ewen who appeared three years ago in August. A little over a year ago we had a sad, skinny, elderly dog show up at the farm. We were very lucky that our wonderful friend Leslie stepped up and gave Abigail Rose a home. As of yesterday we have another dog needing a home. We’ve posted on social media and knocked on doors and have found no owners for this dog. We now have a sad,...

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Dim Jason Lights Up

I never knew that our deer family would turn into a multi-post saga but somehow it did. Just when I thought our dim, misfit reindeer family was all settled we experienced a little Christmas miracle. But before I get to all of that, if you need to catch up on the saga of our reindeer family here all of the posts: The story of how we came to own the deer family   Our first try at plugging in the deer family Our second try at bringing the deer family to life, complete with replacement Jason(s) Now that you are...

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The Misfit Deer Family

You will recall that Jason broke down and purchased the deer family from Costco in October. I outlined in this blog post how Jason skillfully avoided owning the deer family for two years before breaking down. He had valid reasons for not wanting the deer family in his life despite his child’s desperation for us to have the deer family. He knew he would get stuck building the deer family, then dealing with all of the things that went wrong with the deer family. A few weeks ago Jason broke down and built the deer family. It was the usual...

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Sunday Stills

Levendi Hemi and Cisco playing Merlin and Taylor playing Paramount Sam, Johnny and Miel . . . . . . a closer look at Miel Havana, Fabrizzio and Renny Renny and Duesy Lighty, Mick and Miel Magic and Walon Trigger, Chance, Convey, Ricardo and King Rocky and Ripley Dawn, Lily and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We’ll be spending our Thanksgiving making sure the horses eat a delicious meal – twice! Blu and B-Rad Asterik Asterik, George, Donneur, Gus and Lofty Asterik, George, Gus and Lofty Romeo and Flyer Art, Baner and Havana Cino, Merlin and Bruno Silver, Flyer, Lotus and Romeo waiting for breakfast Traveller, Jason and Dolly were all smiles while waiting for the farrier Ripley Gus and Squirrel playing Norman and Cuffie Penny, Jake, Missy (mostly hidden behind Jake), Charlotte, Calimba and Dawn a closer look at Jake, Missy and Calimba Baby King and Moe Rip Hemi, Grand...

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Sunday Stills

Alfie and Taylor Lotus and Romeo Flyer, Gibson and Lofty Donneur and Cocomo Lofty and Romeo Johnny followed by Nemo and Happy . . .  . . . a closer look at Nemo and Happy Lighty and Johnny Cinnamon and Dolly George and Lofty Fabrizzio and Duesy Levendi and Revy playing Apollo and Hemi were being extra wild Cisco and Levendi playing Timbit, Innes, Flower, Sparky and Sabrina Digby and Ascot Taco Wilson Sushi Roho and Walon eating at the chestnuts only hay feeder . . .   . . . while Rubrico, Toledo and Sushi were at the dark...

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The Most Wonderful/Awful Time of the Year

All of the blankets came out this week. We’ve had some nights where a few horses had blankets on, but this week brought us the first farm-wide blanketing event of the season. I hate handling dirty horse blankets. The only time I don’t at all mind putting on blankets is the first round of the season. The blankets are all so clean and pleasant to handle, so this week I didn’t mind putting them on. They are all coming off again tomorrow, and I dread that. The horses have wasted no time finding any available area of mud to...

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Sunday Stills

Magic and Ripley Sam and Lighty Ascot Missy, Maggie, Jake Penny and Missy Baby and Trigger Cuffie and Norman Romeo, Lotus and Gus Gus, Ripley and Walon Donneur and Cocomo Happy and Sebastian B-Rad and Blu Grand, Rip and Moe King and Trigger Norman, Cuffie and Traveller; pony power Silver Bruno and Havana Sebastian Havana, Art, Baner and Taylor Cino and Fabrizzio Blu and...

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The Deer Family (Mostly) Comes to Life

You might recall that a few weeks ago Jason had a moment of temporary insanity because he was blissed out at Costco. Costco is Jason’s happy place, and after a few weeks of missing out on a Costco trip Jason had the holy grail of Costco trips: he got to go alone. The endorphins clearly caused Jason to temporarily lose his mind, and he sent me a text telling me the deer family was back at Costco. After two years of skillfully avoiding the deer family, he voluntarily brought home the deer family. One of his reasons for avoiding the...

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the Webb family! As you can see, we went with a Star Wars theme this year as Carter wanted to be a storm trooper. The original plan was for Jason to be BB8 and me to be Chewbacca. Unsurprisingly, grumpy Jason had issues with this plan. He put on the BB8 costume, turned on the air pump, and then immediately announced he couldn’t wear it because it was “too claustrophobic and he felt like he was breathing plastic.” I was quite looking forward to being Chewbacca, but I made the switch with Jason, put on the...

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