Mascot the pony leads the way
The last rose of autumn
Ballou the big Irish Tinker cart horse
His partner Snoopy
With their manes and leg "feathers" groomed, the Tinkers looked like rock stars in bell bottoms
They were mellow enough to hug . . .
. . . and always hungry at meal times
The Tinkers had a trick: after eating, they had to hand us their bowls to get a treat
Dropping it doesn't count!
There you go!
Diego the Arab stallion (left) was the alpha horse of the herd
Beautiful Nash was the newcomer to the farm
33-year-old Shimmy was the same age as Melissa
Bouquet the thoroughbred
We made lots of trips to the manure pile
Mavros the kitten helped us with our chores
Sweet old Heidi wearing a special halter to keep away the flies
Heidi shared a paddock with Belle, a part thoroughbred
Pamela, one of the owners of the farm, working with Nash in the ring
Horses hate crinkly plastic, so this helps them get used to it and learn to trust people
Mascot the feisty pony (she bit Melissa on the bottom)
Mascot gets her turn in the ring
The stables after we whitewashed the walls and cleaned the stall doors