"What were we thinking?!!!!" That’s the question my husband, Bill, and I asked ourselves when we brought home Zelador and Zeloso, two weanling Lusitano colts, at the end of December in 2004. Our combined ages exceed 112 years and our other two horses were eight-years-old and seven when we bought them. We had never worked with youngsters, didn’t know how to work with youngsters and there we were...
To say that we are having the time of our lives would be an understatement. The two Z's led us to liberty training, Working Equitation, tricks (including the bow, the smile, mounting pedestals, pushing large balls) and with any luck, carriage driving. They will begin their jumping education this month and for the past two years have explored classical horsemanship (work in-hand, long reining and work under saddle).
Their adventures and misadventures are chronicled in this blog. I hope you enjoy watching how quickly these two are training us!
During the earthquake Wednesday we were privileged to have Pierre, a drummer, come to Winsong Farm to play with the horses. Two other people, Ann and Gabby, were here to help. We began the session with Zelador. We weren’t exactly
James, a man from Texas that Bill works with, came to the farm. James was here in October and saw us practicing for the Hula-Hoop routine. His wife has a few horses. Today he watched Zelador do tricks and liberty
Last week I asked a few people to give me their reaction to things my horses do. Ann Clifford said she loves it when Zelador lies down. It shows such trust. A few days later we learned that several documentary
This morning the temperature is nine degrees. A bit crisp. I had to dig out a turtleneck! I know it’ll warm up, but…! During the heat wave last week there was a delightfully, unexpected bonus: Zelador was rideable at the
At 2:00 this afternoon Lauryn Tambling’s barn, Canter Call, (plus assorted “others”) were here today in this hot, muggy weather to watch the horses play. About fifty people came! We started with Lindsey and her Andulasian mare, Airosa. The clean,
As you know I’ve been trying to find a way to teach the horses to play a song. Each of the horses enjoys pulling on the rope and ringing the bells. But I’m finding that the bell ringing isn’t very
My name is Ron. I’m one of the Winsong Farm ‘crew’. Winnie asked me for some details on how I built the teeter-totter. The materials I used to make a 10ft long by 3ft wide teeter-totter are: – One