The day after Thanksgiving feasts and gratitude verbalized, we are struck by the beauty created during sub freezing temperatures. The dogs, cats and horses quite enjoy the cold months – rolling, playing and cavorting. During this holiday season we wish you the joy and harmony we see and feel everyday.
These should be the dog days of August and, in truth, they are seven kinds of stinking hot and miserable. After a rainy spring and early summer, green fields are now finally yielding to a dusty brown. Grass is dry as tinder. The ground is baked Colorado hard and we’re not even going to talk […]
SAVE THE DATE Winsome Farms’ Pony Camp 2015 starts Monday, July 6th! This year we’ll meet every Monday in July for riding lessons and a thorough grounding in everything about the horse—grooming, tacking, taking care of the tack, taking care of a horse, their health and anatomy and so much more Oh, yes, did we mention fun and […]
All good things must, apparently, come to an end and that’s certainly true for Jess’s excellent adventure in Thermal, California. But there are those things that do not fade and even keep growing once you’re home. In the end, it’s all about lessons learned, allies earned and the ongoing discovery of who you are—even under […]
Congratulations, Alyson Brown, on your new horse William and big thanks to Amanda Fisher of California’s Isola Stables for making it happen. This sweet boy with his fancy knees and big heart has been a talented and beloved shepherd, bringing juniors up the ranks—but it wasn’t always that way. Born and bred in New Zealand, […]
Thermal, California. The Mecca of hunter/jumper competition in the west. While this highly contested carnival carries on for weeks, Winsome Farms is joining in the 2nd half. And for one new hunter/equitation competitor, who already dared to fly on Friday the 13th, a whole new world has opened. Jessica Brendlinger is a junior in high school and while no […]
Here we are again, holiday season. The more of them I have, the quicker they come. It’s easy to come up with the normal platitudes, and I honestly am grateful for everything in my life. My dogs greet me with unhampered joy. Abby smiles, Calhoun wags ferociously, and Che seems to say, “What’s our […]
Every horse is a gift. No matter what their job, their strengths and weaknesses, their abilities, or lack there of, they are a gift to everyone they encounter. I am not erudite enough to express what they have brought to my life and countless others I’ve known. Lifesaver is not too strong a term […]
With the Triple Crown looming, Randy Henry tackles a favorite subject… I love Thoroughbreds. Always have. When I was a youngster the horses we bought, trained and showed were Thoroughbreds. “Warmblood” was a word and concept unheard of. There was no lack of stock and they weren’t expensive. We found them on the track where they […]
Yes, it’s true. I do have the answer to the burning question you have all been asking yourselves… “What do I do when I’m 65 1/2 years old, have C.O.P.D. from breathing arena dust for 58 years, and am sprouting a new ocular migraine?” The answer is quite simple; 4-wheel drive up to 13,000′ and […]
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Winsome Farms Updates
- Winter Is Coming
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- Where In The World Is Randy Henry?
- Stepping Up: The Colorado Spring Final
- Into the jumper ring! Jessica’s HITS Thermal 2.0 Pt. 4
- New Horse? New Ring? Bring it! Jess Thermal 2.0 Pt. 3
- Behind the scenes: Jessica Brendlinger Thermal 2.0 Pt. 2
- Jessica Brendlinger Thermal 2.0
- Talent. Determination. And Grace
- In the soon-to-be deep midwinter. A Christmas meditation
- Winter at Winsome
- Rife With Rainbows. Winsome Farms, mid-August 2015