Melanie’s Blog


I’ve had horses for over 30 years. I confess that when it comes to horses, I’m an expert at nothing, but everyday I learn something. This blog provides a venue to share tidbits of knowledge acquired from friends, horse products I can’t live without, laments about cleaning tack (hate it), thoughts on bossy mares, manure, broken fence boards, my dislike for slant-load trailers, proclomations on why horses are so wonderful and the occasional haiku.

Why I’m So Thankful for This Ugly, Old Sweatshirt

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number of times but don’t recall ever making a comment about it. We had spent the [...]

I LOVE my horse. I HATE math. When Worlds Collide!

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I was born loving horses but math has never been my friend. I just don’t get it, never did, ergo I hate math. Initially I held my own against math – [...]

Five Acres a Day

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I’ve been thinking about my Grandpa today. Born just after the turn of the last century, he was a farmer. He never owned a farm, he was a tenant [...]

The World’s Oldest Horse Joke

Written by Melanie Eberhardt My family has lived in Ohio for many generations. During the height of the Homestead Act,  my great, great grandparents moved to Nebraska.  It was on these beautiful plains that my [...]