Fun and Games With Winnie

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"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!

Tricky Vizslas, Speedy Minis, Bouncing Balls and Pawing Ponies

The day of the fundraiser dawned cold and cloudy. The temperature was 2, but there was no rain for the first time in a week. Forty people joined us in the arena at 2:00. We actually saw the sun once read more

Winsong’s Spring Fundraiser

Our fundraiser is this coming Sunday, May 7, and we’re working on a pas de deux with Zelador and Zeloso. The choreography calls for some side by side movements. The herd dynamics is quite interesting. Zeloso rules the roost in read more

Snow White and Her Dwarfs

Here are a couple of videos the gang at Winsong Farm have been working on to get them through the last dregs of winter, with Dora the pony as Snow White. Snow White with Little Dwarfs Snow White with Large read more

Spring Fundraiser Heads Up

It looks like Sunday May 7th will be the date for our spring performances at Winsong Farm. We’re raising money to put in new footing at the Guelph Large Animal Clinic’s indoor round pen. Details to follow later. Our plans include read more

An Interesting Theory…

Here’s an email exchange between myself and Evelyne Bernhardt who is the owner of Heartfelt Healing. She has over 30 years experience working with animals using dietary, herbal, and hands-on techniques to improve health. She has a four-year diploma in read more

Winter Fun with Dora

Dora arrived here at the end of November. Each month she demonstrates some of her favourite games on video. I TRY to do the filming at the beginning of the month, but February’s weather has been challenging. We did get read more

The Other Side of Dora

For less than two months Dora has been at Winsong Farm learning tons of new games and tricks. She’s a total delight to work with. She’s happy, brilliant, eager. You name it, she can do it. Dora’s the perfect pupil. read more

Dora the Wonder Pony

Just got into the house after playing with Dora in the arena. On the really cold days I play with her in the barn so this past week the barn has seen a bit of action. Up in the arena read more

Santa’s Workshop

Check out our Santa’s Workshop video! Yesterday, December 17, the horses created the video. The temperature was a warm zero, whereas today the wind is whipping and minus eight or lower. We’re SOOOO glad that we scheduled the filming for read more

Blow Your Own Horn

A friend, Colleen Archer, taught her white pony named Timbit to “blow his own horn”. Yesterday I went shopping and found a bicycle horn that’s about five inches long. I introduced the new bike horn to the lower barn after read more

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