Saturday, August 28, 2010

In which Willy returns home from his wilderness adventures--hooray!

Willy is back home again, after five weeks of working with the Northwest Youth Corps, on the North 4 "Red" crew.
They saw some amazing stuff.
They worked really hard.
The weather was not always cooperative.
They got plenty tired.
They had plenty fun.

They made good friends.

Willy learned some stuff.

...and he brought his knowledge home.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

In which I share a nice story about a standie happy ending

There's still stuff trying to happen here at the farm, and I'm not deliberately being vague, I promise...but until stuff actually DOES happen, I need to "tread water" online for another day or so. Sorry, friends and readers!

In the meantime, let me share a story that I found linked on the "Now THAT'S a Trot" blog.

This is Matt:
On the racetrack, Matt was called "Asamatteroffact", and he did just fine there: 176 starts, $286,628 in earnings and a mark of 1:50.3z. Come retirement time, the price for this horse was $330. Such a low price can obviously result in a one-way ticket on the meat truck to Canada, if not for Ellen Harvey and her friends.

This group of folks, who call themselves "The Starfish Stables" (after a story that you can read online here) get together periodically and buy up standardbreds to rehabilitate and rehome.


Here's Ellen's article about Matt and the other "starfishes." I hope you smile as much when you read it as I did when I read it.

And hey. If you're looking for your next horse and want something from Team Sensible, just give me a holler.

I'm sure I can help you find something stylish and brown that will fit you just fine.