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Did you wake up on New Year’s Day at the normal time to take care of your animals, and it wasn’t a problem, because you went to sleep at the normal time the night before? Like before 10 pm? And you were happy to get up and be greeted by […]

A New Year’s Day


With 2018 coming to a close it’s time for year end lists. My website service provides me with stats so that I know which posts reached the most people. Can you guess what the top five posts at Cooperative Horse were? The most read post 2018 was (drum roll please): […]

Top Five Posts (and a couple you missed)


Starlight, moonlight, sunlight, total eclipse light, northern lights. Here’s to all of the light that we have traveled in this year. What an amazing and beautiful world. (Photo taken by Steve, at Vatnaleið, Snæfellsnes, Iceland, using Nikon D500, 10mm, f/3.5, ISO 22800, 1sec exposure hand-held with camera braced against the […]

Light



These days, I spend most of my time working with horses, but I used to be a food writer. Once a year, at Thanksgiving, I have an excuse, and give myself the time, to pull out all of the cooking stops. For Thanksgiving I bake pie for my Pie Party. […]

Pie Party Recap



Last week, Steve and I traveled to Iceland. He had one of those decade-beginning big 0 birthdays, so we thought we’d celebrate it by seeing the northern lights. We actually saw them from the airplane window flying into Iceland! and then again when standing in the dark on a windy […]

Iceland



It’s October, Halloween month. Which means that people are dressing their pets up in costumes. I’m not one to call my animals “fur babies” (I think that does a disservice to seeing and appreciating their true natures) but yes, even I have succumbed to the silliness of Halloween. Here are […]

Halloween Horse and More


Where Tonka lives, there are six paddocks, and each has a sparkling clean tub of water.   The other day, after I rode Tonka, I cooled him off (as best I could in hot, humid weather), put on his fly mask, sprayed on bug repellent, and put him out in […]

Tonka Tells Me To Fix It


It’s as hot today as it’s been all year. So hot that even Scooter doesn’t want to sunbathe. It’s humid too, which makes the air feel like a heavy obstacle to move through. I rode this morning at 8 am, at which time it was bearable to do physical activity, but […]

The Trees Know