Category Archives: Storytellers

At Least We Can Show!

(This little story is for those of you who hate trailering horses…) As many of you know I live in Northeastern Ohio and if you live in this state you find a lot of truth in the common Ohio saying, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a day and it will change”. This…

The First Year – Struggling; by Carole Mercer

The first year Struggling Chapter 3 I now have too much hay in the barn. I need something to feed. I have one Morgan horse that I come with me on an earlier trip to Eagle Point, Oregon from Woodside, California. The mare is Suzi, an overly fat Morgan and she is not going to…

The First Years, Chapter 2 – Haying; by Carole Mercer

The first years. Chapter 2   Haying is an art form. If you have a good field and Mother Nature is willing to play along with you and if you are lucky…. very lucky ….you will get a good crop of hay.   Personally, I am convinced that farmers and ranchers qualify as gamblers.  …

The Copper Pot Pony; by Carole Mercer

The following is a story written by our blog friend, Carole Mercer, who submitted many great stories earlier this year. Carole has been very busy farming this summer but was able to send this story to me to post: The Copper Pot Pony This story starts about 25 years ago when I first move to…

Gold Cup…Here We Are!

The “Above Level Mobile” (aka my little camper) made it to the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio in good order yesterday and we hit the ground running.  There were, of course, a few snags in the process (this is a HORSE SHOW, you know).  My daughter and I came down early in order to bed…

How High Is The River Rising

Hi everyone. I am working like a crazy woman all the time. Farming time. Here is a group up date. To night the river came up so fast that the man who has my hay field must bring another man and we (all in the huge rain storm with tractor lights and the rushing river…

Angel Horses story contest.

The Angel Animals Network (www.angelanimals.net) is sponsoring the 2008 Angel Horse Contest to find the most thought-provoking horse stories and consider them for publication in their book, Angel Horses with a Mission (New World Library, Fall 2009). There are cash prizes and no entry fee. Complete contest rules and a downloadable entry form are at…

The View From My Saddle

You’re invited to visit a new equestrian blog: THE VIEW FROM MY SADDLE: Observations, Inspirations, and Musings From the Equestrian Life. Outside submissions are considered. Email to morganpiaffe@gmail.com for writer guidelines for The View From My Saddle.  Apologies for any technical difficulties experienced with yahoo360—which we have been experiencing lately. A new blog and website are currently under construction….

It helps if you are CRAZY! – by Carole Mercer

Twenty years ago, I became a cowboy. I always wanted to be a cowboy ever since I was a little girl living in Wyoming. Twenty years ago, at age 39 I became a cowboy. Being a cowboy has nothing to do with twenty years present I now own a tame steer named “Puddles.” Puddles stands…

Going to Texas for PBS Television Reality Show- Dreams vs. Fantasy vs. Reality

Last March 2005, I was watching a program on PBS when a notice appeared about ” Texas Ranch House Reenactment.” Like Santa, I flew from my seat and raced to the computer and looked up ” Texas Ranch House’” I filled out the application faster than you could say ” On Donner! On Blitzen! On…