Benefits physically and emotionally related to time spent with horses

My Friend Fennel

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For a long time I wanted to buy fresh fennel at the store because it looked so nice and smelled so good. But heck, I didn’t know what to do with it. Then one day awhile back I was gazing dumbly at a beautiful, haphazard fennel pile at the farmer’s market and my mouth started watering [...]

If Life Hands You Lemons, Make Greek Feta Lemon Chicken Soup

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

By Loraine Fick When you think hearty, delicious simmering soup, you don’t usually think “this will ready in barely more time than it takes to microwave a burrito!” But this savory soup can be assembled and cooked so quickly you can whip it up any night of the week. The trick is slow-cooking the chicken while [...]

You’ve Got the (protein) Balls to Ride

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

By Loraine Fick I love sugar, just love it, but I try not to eat sugar. For one thing, my blood sugar is a tad out of whack, most likely a combination of advancing age and eating a zillion refined carbs over the years. You might be surprised that almost everyone over 45 or so has [...]

Princess Buttercup

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Community|

2000 Percheron/Belgian X Princess Buttercup is 16 years old and is my wonderful babysitter.  Very careful and deliberate!  Love this 18 hand girl! Pat North Carolina/USA Save

Know in Advance aka Rosa

June 16th, 2016|Categories: Community|

2008 Thoroughbred Rosa is a trip. She’s smart, funny, kind, beautiful, and understated. Opinionated but always calm. She’s bold, curious, and a social butterfly. She’s classy. She would rather meander and watch the scenery than work. She's Ferdinand the Bull and his flowers. She puts it in park when she’s bored and nothing will move her. [...]

Glory Hallelujah aka Allie

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Community|

Appendix Allie is my heart horse.  Allie is my patient teacher.  Allie is my true North. Allie is my therapist.  Allie is my patience meter.  Allie is my calm. Allie is my excitement. Allie is my confidant. Allie is my peace. Allie is my sanity. Allie is the center of my world.  Allie is my everything. [...]

I Kan Do aka Nettie

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Community|

1990 - 2015 Polish Arabian My lovely, precious gem. You are a treasured beauty to admire and behold. Quiet, patient and accommodating, a lifetime companion to your very bossy mother. A brilliant mind and kind, peaceful heart. You have been a joyful delight in my life from the day you were born until the day that [...]

Lynn’s Vision aka Bubba

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Community|

2005 - 2014 Thoroughbred - OTTB Plain and brown. Small and very very smart. Patient, willing, bold, inspirational, fearless, considerate, stubborn, graceful, brave, fleet, opinionated, loving, contrary, beautiful and irreplaceable. Race horse, dressage horse, trail horse, teacher, companion. My beautiful boy now runs with the wind. Melanie Atlanta/USA Save


May 19th, 2016|Categories: Community|

1987 - 2014 Polish Arabian My wonderful horse, Kain. He was the happiest, kindest soul on earth. He never once pinned his ears,  bit, bucked, spooked or did anything "bad". He watched hot air balloons drift by. He played with butterflies. He loved bubble baths with warm water. He liked to have his tongue pulled. He [...]