Bye Bye Casey, Bye Bye

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This past Saturday (July 4th) was another day for my heavy heart, Casey went to his new home.

But first on Friday he had his last lesson on the farm with one of his favorite lesson girls.

Apple was looking quite dapper that that day too with his matching buckstitch reins, breastplate and saddle.  I think I need a better looking saddle pad though. (Buckstitch is my new word of the week.  I learned it from Facebook when someone used the word to describe a halter I am selling)


Then the Ferrier came to give Casey and the gang one last Pedicure. Oh look and there is Riley again


Barry found Sunbun’s hoof hair line wound was growing out with a whole in the hoof wall, but he fixed him right up with an epoxy type glue and a screwed on plate.





Casey’s moving day started with out a hitch.  NO literally, we didn’t have the hitch for the truck to pull the trailer, but that was soon resolved and the ball & hitch was delivered to us.  Casey’s new family decided to video him loading video on the trailer. He is such a good boy!

Here are some pictures of him in his new home.  Nothing phased him at all.  He went straight out to eat grass.  He has a new buddy and pasture mate named Ricochet.  Two of the pictures below were sent to me from his new owners.  They gave me a thank you card with horse quote stickers on the envelop.  I put those quotes on his pictures.

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Welcome Spring

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Mother Nature welcomes the first day of spring with the embrace of a fresh blanket of snow.WP_20150320_12_36_06_ProSeriously!  All of the snow had just finished melting.  We saw grass for the first time since January. Now this!  Not fair she is seriously not playing by the rules.  Maybe April will be good to us?

Song For An Old-Fashioned April

April, April, how do I know
whether thou be friend or foe?
Give me sunlight, give me breath,
Give me belief there is no death.

How I wonder, my giver of the flower
Whether I’ll have staying power;
To wage this battle through thick and thin
To know my love will come back again…

Tell me April, who is my love,
The red robin or the cooing dove?
How can a messenger seem so still
While streams overflow with winter’s swill?

Give me love or give me power;
I’ll take some of both
And contemplate the flower……

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/song-for-an-oldfashioned-april#ixzz3UwjiAbGP

Selfies and Portraits

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Nash’s Portrait.  The sun is bleaching his coat.  He was black now he is turning brown.  He is standing in the area before we took down the fence last week to open up the ACA for more shade and access to the shed.


The Three Amigos.  Seriously guys how many horses can you fit in one stall.  They all came to check out what we were doing.InstagramCapture_e6813ee4-58e7-43b3-9e7a-467133efdc8d

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A blanket of snow

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A blanket of snow

Today’s view of the barn.

Nature’s Pace

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How You Know You’re At the Best Barn Ever

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How You Know You’re At the Best Barn Ever.

So how does Golden Spike Farm live up to the best barn ever categories?  I would like to think we are pretty close.  Not a fancy show barn but a relaxed natural environment that suites our needs.

And yes I do have cobwebs, perhaps that will be a fall clean up job? Who is in to help out?