A Winter Gone Awry
When the weather turns frozen, things always tend to revolve more on survival mode around the farm and some downtime for the horses, and a bit less on training and productivity. We knew heading into this winter that thought was going to be taken to the extreme, as the...
Make New Friends
Quarantine is over and it's time for herd introductions! Plus, who doesn't love a run in freshly fallen snow?
We're excited to announce that last week's arrival was none other than Flamboyance of Genesis, a lovely mare sired by the Gold Classified Alfa of Genesis, and out of the Gold Classified performance horse, Faith by Fire DAF.
Early Morning Special Delivery
Details coming soon.... 😉
Out with the Old
Since we moved here in 2019, redoing the footing in the indoor had been on the list of things to do. It was worn out and very unstable underfoot. But the outdoor was the first priority, and then a number of other projects, and so this got pushed back on the priority...
2022 Awards are In….
Congrats to George and Amy Robinson Hanney on their pile of USDF All-Breeds Awards!
All Dressed Up
George was a bit confused about why he was getting all spiffed up and braided....at home. But with such outstanding results from the 2022 AHA International Haflinger Celebration Virtual Show, we had to schedule a photo shoot with all of his big ribbons! Congrats to...
When the day for the photo shoot with the giant ribbons is also the windiest day of the year, you're very grateful for a quiet three-year-old! We did finally manage one good one! Congrats to Heidie HTE - 1st Place – 3 & ↓ Mares, Champion Mare, and Grand Champion Best...
Everything’s a Toy
For ponies and kittens, EVERYTHING is a toy. Even (or especially?) the fish net used to skim the water trough!
After a late start to the show season and only two shows done, Amy and George didn't want to be done already! So, with plenty of encouragement, they signed up for the open show at Regionals. Despite the craziness that is Regionals, GIANT classes, and tough judges,...
Waterloo Summer Finale
Amy and George headed back to Waterloo this weekend to gain some more experience in the ring, and also to excitedly show with Katie's group for the first time (since they weren't at the last show). Great fun was had all around, with some shenanigans in the middle. We...
A Party at Last!
After three long years, Amy Robinson Hanney finally made it back into the show ring with George! Despite having only a handful of shows under his belt, he forgot nothing and seemed to be as happy to be back at Waterloo as we were!
Last summer, the field mice decided to use our arena rails as a habitrail, which brought the coyotes uncomfortably close by fall. So we decided it was time for an arena upgrade. After what feels like forever, it's finally delivery day!
An Enzo Update
Following last fall's EPM and this winter's ulcers, we were off to a slow start with Enzo this spring. But as he settled into a routine and eased his way back into work, we couldn't help but want a bit more a jump start after so much lost time! So, with a green light...
Against all odds, Jimmy continues to thrive. He's been vet checked as stunted, but completely healthy. He's not so sure what the big things are, but they have soft warm noses that he kind of likes. And although we were worried about the size difference, Tony has...
We Be Stallions
We assume they sleep at night, because they do this ALL DAY.
The Kitten Oops – Part Two
Tony settled in great and seemed perfectly content to use us as both his playmates and his pillow. But we thought he should probably have a kitten friend anyhow. Because he was so little, we didn't want to just head to the shelter and adopt an 8 or 10 week old kitten...
On this first day of summer, we're taking a quick look back at our work this spring! Anna is making a slow comeback after a ligament injury last year, Enzo is making a slow comeback after dealing with ulcers following EPM, and George just continues to improve and...
At the Bill McMullin clinic last week, we were each handed a 5-week feral kitten and told, "here, they need socializing, so hold for a while." And so completely against our will, we spent the morning snuggling tiny kittens. This week at Amy's lesson, we decided one of...
Mirror Mirror On The Wall!
March 21 Amy did some Valentine's Day shopping, and they're finally here! March 28 A week later, we finally got up the courage to move them into the arena and open up a box.... April 3 And after a bit of plotting and planning, they went up rather quickly! Done!
Proudly Offered For Sale: Kruise!
Horses of this quality sure aren’t available every day, and we are incredibly proud to present Kruise as an exceptional breeding or performance prospect!
Strong and Stretching
This month's challenge from the American Haflinger Alliance, strong and stretching, plays right into the work with do with our horses and ourselves every day. However, the challenge definitely prompted us to actually get some PICTURES of the work, and we're sure glad...
Always game to try (and learn) new things, we took the boys to a groundwork clinic last weekend! Although most of the clinic was focused on foot control, body positioning, and the beginnings of some liberty work, we also got to play on a few obstacles, and Enzo added...
Another Clinic with Katie Hiller!
George continued to build on what he learned in the spring, and Enzo went to his very first clinic!
New barn dog in training!
We brought home 3-month old Dillon from Capital Area Humane Society's Walk for the Animals "Puppy Palooza" event and he seems pretty okay with his new digs....
AHA Moments – Our First Virtual Show
After two years out of the ring due to covid, we were excited to sign up for the American Haflinger Alliance’s Virtual Show as a way to safely get some “show time” in! We’d never done a virtual show before
A New Ride!
Although we have absolutely LOVED our old Sundowner, as we've spent more time at dressage shows and less time at breed shows, we'd been thinking it'd be nice to have a bit more people and stuff space, and a bit less horse space. And while super reliable, at 30 years...
When it's 100 degrees outside and you're stuck on stall rest, you get some special treatment!
Kruise is Growing Up
Just over a year since we brought home a beautiful yearling, we thought we should take some updated pictures to showcase how nicely she's maturing. While she's as quiet and sweet as ever, her gaits just keep getting bigger and bigger! No gawky two-year old here....
So, lessons with Tracy typically come to a stall over winter, and then this spring she was having surgery, and then it just got to a point where we hadn't really heard from her for a while. And then after our fabulous clinic with Katie Hiller, we were connected with...