After buying two horses, I quickly realized that buying hay may be an issue. This year in Idaho, there is a major drought. All horse owners know this; hay prices have risen dramatically compared to last year. Horses that usually are just fine on pasture alone now need some sort of supplement because the grass […]
I really hated to leave Barbie by herself, so I sat down and figured some numbers as to whether I could afford another horse. I pay for all of the expenses of a horse by teaching piano lessons to twelve wonderful students. To my surprise, the numbers came out with some to spare! My grandma, […]
Right before we brought Barbie Doll home, I had planned with a neighbor down the street to have them bring over one of their horses to our pasture to be a pasture pal. We arranged to have Chip, a Pony of America mare that came from the same place as Barbie, to come over on […]
After looking at Brandy, I knew I had to be careful about my expectations. The next two horses that we looked at I was much more cautious, and tried not to expect much. The two horses that we went to look at next, Pecos and Abisha, had been friends for a long time, so the […]
“I learned the hard way not to get too attached to any horse before you meet them and that many horses may sound great, but that in reality they may be different than what you expect.”
Follow 14 year old Michaela’s journey on getting her very first horse and learning life lessons that go beyond having a horse.
As soon as we started looking for a horse, we set to work on the pasture. There was a long list of things that needed to be done. The first thing that we started was an electric wire on one side of the pasture. We drove some fence posts into the ground with a ramming […]
Please welcome 14 year old Michaela Coy as our newest D&B blogger. She is an outstanding, hard working young woman who is teaching piano lessons to save enough money to buy herself a new horse . She has saved enough money for one horse, Barbie Doll, and is continuing to save her money to purchase […]