Who doesn’t need a little relationship advice once in a while? Appy offers a light hearted but commonsense approach to questions from readers…and their horses. Maybe even from a few other creatures. Nothing is off limits!

Advice from Dear Appy

What Did I Do Wrong?

Dear Appy, I don’t understand what I did wrong. For many years I lived in a small barn in the backyard of a family with three little girls. They would come to the barn and [...]

Determined Riders Mounting Dilemma

Dear Appy I have a rather embarrassing question to ask. I love riding and have a terrific horse. She is under 15 hands, just the right height for me. But I can’t get on her. [...]

Exasperated Horse Owner

Dear Appy, Why does my horse poop in his water bucket EVERY NIGHT? Signed, Rubber Gloved Dear Rubber Gloved, Ugh. Why do geldings do anything? Move the bucket.  If it continues, put in a [...]

That New Horse

Dear Appy, A new horse just moved into my barn. She’s ok, kind of keeps to herself. The problem is that the people put her in a stall directly across the aisle from me and [...]

Enough is Enough

Dear Appy. My horse has a glorious tail. He seems very proud of it but I worry. It seems the hair is getting too long. In particular it drags on the ground and sometimes when [...]

Santa’s Snub Sparks Outrage

Dear Appy, My human has been bawling since Christmas because “Santa didn’t bring me a new horse.” Excuse me, ‘New Horse’? What the hell am I, dog food? Yes, I might be a bit long [...]

Please, Please, Please

Dear Appy, I have a boss mare. She is a tiny thing who rules the other horses with an iron fist. She's always great with me, good ground manners, obliging for grooming, loves a bath [...]

Two Left Feet and Unrequited Love

Dear Appy: I also have a blog that I write trying to better understand my lil short person!  I am so glad I am not alone. My problem is that she doesn't seem to enjoy [...]

Getting to Know You

Dear Appy:  I got in a lot of hot water recently when I smarted off to my new person. You know that feeling you get from standing in one place for too long? Well, [...]