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Waterloo Summer Finale

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...

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A Party at Last!

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!

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Delivery Day!

Delivery Day!

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!

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An Enzo Update

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...

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Still Standing

Still Standing

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...

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The Kitten Oops – Part Two

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...

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Spring Training

Spring Training

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...

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Socialization Oops

Socialization Oops

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...

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall!

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!

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Strong and Stretching

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...

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Fancy Footwork

Fancy Footwork

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...

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New barn dog in training!

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....

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AHA Moments – Our First Virtual Show

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

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A New Ride!

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...

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Kruise is Growing Up

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....

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New Lessons!

New Lessons!

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...

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Can I Drive?

Can I Drive?

When the road commission asked if they could leave some equipment back by the barns overnight, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for some desensitization. George wasn't bothered - he just wanted to drive!

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Take a Bow!

Take a Bow!

When the American Haflinger Alliance offered a trick training challenge for the month of May, we decided Enzo should learn to bow. A couple of cookies later and he picked it right up!

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A Clinic with Katie Hiller

A Clinic with Katie Hiller

With no lessons since November, we'd been thoroughly enjoying our Team Tate Academy memberships for learning and improving all winter. So as spring approached and we had the opportunity to clinic with Team Tate Trainer Katrina Hiller, we jumped at the chance. We...

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