This week’s photo challenge brings a few to mind.  The prompt is “I’d Rather Be…”


I’d rather be horsing around.

Horses are down to earth, honest, and more forgiving than humans.  They are real. They don’t backstab.  They don’t get passive aggressive. They don’t hold grudges.

It doesn’t matter how you look or what you wear.

If they aren’t happy you’ll know it.

If they are you’ll know that too.

So yes, I prefer the horses to most people.

Some other great entries I recommend from the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge


Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.

Vernon Howard

I haven’t really made a lot of progress on our homestead.  This year’s winter has been proving to be quite a difficult one.  We recently had our third Nor’Easter in two weeks, and our local school district had to close school yesterday because of an isolated snow squall that made roads difficult to clear.  When I came home from work and barn chores the roads were clear (it was 11AM by then) but I was shocked by how much more snow we had received than the surrounding areas. Continue reading


I did it again, I’ve been absent and for the dorkiest of reasons but I still owe my readers an apology.

Recently I have discovered that Heartland season 9 was available on Netflix and I’ve spent the last week binging indulgently on the sweet equine drama that is this show.

Pictured borrowed from

Continue reading


I pulled in to the barn Thursday to see Blade and muck the stalls.  I was immediately greeted by the best barn kitties in the world!  Bart, our six toed orange tabby is our youngest kid.  He’s a wild man and quickly learning the barn cat skills.  Arnie, as you know from Every Barn Needs… has really taught Bart the ropes.  Both have taken on the torch from our older retired feline, Uncle Chip, who spends his days snoozing in the lounge.

After spending some time with Bart and Arnie I walked around back and caught Blade having a nap with his other thoroughbred buddy, Monster.

Continue reading


I saw a post on our local facebook horse group regarding a suspected neglected horse and, after my trolling, thought about how timely this post came.

March 1st is National Horse Protection Day.  I had originally planned to discuss the wild equines but I want to address the ones that rely on us daily for their basic needs.  We’ll get to mustangs, they are still WILDLY important to me (pun intended).

If you passed this horse would you think he’s neglected?

Continue reading