A situation came up this week that really got me thinking about making the difficult decision of retiring a horse.
When is enough, enough? When have these generous animals given us enough so that it is now our turn to be generous with them?
Some horse owners deal with the end of usefulness pragmatically by delivering their faithful steeds to an auction for the few dollars they might bring, and the many dollars saved on the care of a horse deemed no longer useful.
Others go above and beyond in geriatric care, as a friend of mine has […]
Horsekeeping on four different properties over 31 years, the author has her feet firmly planted on her forever home, Freestyle Farm, in Wilsonville Oregon, where her farm motto is “It’s always something”.
Cindy is an avid dressage and trail rider and the owner of an interesting assortment of horses who each have their own story to tell. Besides being a part owner of a successful manufacturing business and a garden enthusiast, she is also a former Reserve Portland Mounted Police Officer and monthly columnist, “Trails by Tyree” for the regional publication, Northwest Rider. She is a member […]