Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part II

Liz and I are both kayakers, and were sea kayak guides together at East Coast Outfitters. Liz was in my wedding party, and her gift to Michael and I were all the flowers for our wedding including bouquets, boutonnières, and the flowers that decorated the reception hall!  Michael and I were so grateful – little…

Hack Ride – Bay Mare!

Bay Mare, as she is affectionately called, is one of the old girls at the stables.  A good horse to ride, I’m told as I’m led to an arena to trot her out and get a feel for her.  But I was startled to find this old mare was full of energy because she hadn’t…

Hack Ride – Mafnood

Today a new horse was presented to me for my morning ride around the farm.  This horse needed a crop as this horse likes to find a patch of sand, and wants to roll – doesn’t matter that I’m on his back! The crop gently reminds him that he can’t do that! However, what happened…

Riding Lesson #2 – My Fall Off Of Farfoor

My ride to the farm early this morning required a stop to fill the car’s tank with petrol (that’s what you call it here).  Here are pictures of one of the world’s most expensive cars, a McLaren, parked next to the petrol station….. Today at the stables I started out with a ride around the…

Hack Ride – Patcher

  Today I rode one of the horses from the “Middle Stable”.  These horses are a bit of a step up from the main stable.  My horse, Patcher, a French Arabian race horse was a dream to ride!  I rode with staff member Josh, from England.  Josh is a retired jockey, because of injury, who…

Riding Lesson #1 – Emeron!

Today I arrived, early of course, to settle in and have another look around! Tara gave me a pair of chaps, that were given to her at the centre!  So, with my new-to-me chaps, work-out tights and sneakers and borrowed riding helmet I was ready to go! I was given a big black horse named…