|Posted by stonedragonfarm on December 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Time to cut back...
I am unwillingly needing to part with three of my beautiful Miniature Horses. We will be moving out of state in a few months, and I have a mini-sized 4-horse trailer, and NINE horses.
Two are very old mares, who will likely (hopefully) be staying behind with a trusted friend. (If not, I will have them shipped professionally by friends I trust to care properly for them in their advanced age...)
Which leaves SEVEN. Thr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on February 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
My beautiful Zenya. So sweet, so smart, so bright, so funny. 23 months old.
And now she is gone. Wednesday morning, she was fine; her normal playful, funny self. Saturday morning (Feb. 20) she was humanely euthanized, due to a rare, inheritable condition known as "megaesophagus" associated with "disautonomia".
I hate these words I've never heard before! Suddenly, they have taken from me one of the most precious souls in my life. They caused her immense discomfort, and even though ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Randy's birthday was yesterday. He is now 62! (Old fart!):D
Finally getting some severely needed rain. We got almost an inch last week, and bad storms passed over (mostly to the north) two nights ago. Raining again now. So far, just over an inch total, including last week. We need a LOT more. Of course when I start getting ready to work on the barn exterior, it starts to rain regularly! Wouldn't you know? Murphy's Law in action.Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on February 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Somehow I guess I forgot there was a blog on here! Didn't post at all last year. Too much going on, I guess!
I've added a barn cat, lost her 6 months later to feline leukemia. Added 3 weird hens, including a true drama queen named Mocha! But they lay good eggs (and they are fed all organic feeds, scratch & layer mash both)
I have made it a crusade to get all GMO foods out of my house, but I'm not totally successful, as my daughter and son-in-law don't s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on December 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Well, here it is, nearly to the end of another year. I went from seven horses, to six, to nine, all in a six month period!
Kittyhawk was sold to a family that is horse savvy, for their 12-year-old daughter who wanted a registered miniature horse to drive, show, and maybe breed. Kitty fills that bill very nicely!
Radar came to live here, from a home that, while probably not legally abusive, was at best indifferent to the feelings of living...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on September 22, 2012 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
More changes at Stone Dragon Farm! Kittyhawk has found a new home, and so has a grade pony named Radar. He's quite a character, and it's fun to watch his personality unfold from a terrified little horse to an increasingly confident (and bratty) pony with a very busy mind and dominating manner. He is gaining in trust, but still afraid of new things. I'm working on that (and the dominating attitude). Clicker training is amazing!
Polly & Hope are two senio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on September 1, 2011 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
This has been a summer of ups and downs--mostly downs!
DOWN: First, Bonfire (miss you, Baby Horse).
UP: Then on August 22nd, Indian Creeks Elemental Magic came to live with us. A four-month-old, bay & white tovero pinto colt, Magic has been delightful. Totally unhandled when I got him, he was quick to learn, becoming trusting in just about two weeks. He's picked up on everything I've tried to teach him so far, and th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on June 21, 2011 at 11:02 PM||comments (0)|
Yesterday, June 20th, I took Bonfire and his best pal Buffi, to the specialist vet in Tioga, hoping (but not really expecting) a miracle. After a lengthy and thoughtful exam, Dr. Spencer told me there would be no miracle for my Baby Horse.
With Buffi in attendance (for comfort and companionship), Bonfire was euthanized quietly and gently laid to the ground for the first time in over 2 months. He can rest now.
As I cried over his body, Buffi very gently nuzzled h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on June 19, 2011 at 2:03 PM||comments (0)|
My beautiful "Baby Horse", Bonfire, injured his left hind leg at the end of April. His stifle (the joint just below where the leg meets the body, and where the patella--or kneecap--is) was severely injured, probably as he played with the other boys in the roundpen. He has had surgery and numerous therapies, drugs,etc., none of which seem to have helped much.
He has not laid down since the injury. A horse is a prey animal, and they depend on their feet...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stonedragonfarm on February 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it's official! As of June 30th, I will be retired!
After spending 11 1/2 mostly unhappy years at my job, it has affected my health, both mentally and physically. My doctor has said it is time to rethink my priorities, and suggested a less stressful job.
I intend to spend more time with my horses and with my camera. Both have been woefully neglected at times.
A part time job is in my future after t...Read Full Post »