Monthly Archives: March 2009


A warm welcome to our new boarders!  Kelly and Claudio, her two-year old Dutch warmblood/ Oldenburg gelding, and Mercedes and Bing, her 3-year old QH/ Dutch warmblood gelding, have joined our farm family.  It’s great to have you with us!

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Pick the Perfect Horse Trainer

Spring is the traditional time for young horses to get started under saddle, or mature horses to get a pre-season tune-up. Spring must be coming soon because my horse training roster is full and the waiting list is growing! With … Continue reading

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Horse Domestication Reconsidered

Findings from Krasnyi Yar, the Kazakh site inhabited by the Botai culture, suggest that domestication of horses occurred 1000 years earlier than previously thought.  Traces of milk and meat in unglazed pottery and evidence of bit use on jawbones date … Continue reading

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New Findings in Horse Domestication

Recent findings suggest that domestication of horses occurred 5500 years ago, 1000 years earlier than previously thought.  A site from the Krasnyi Yar in Kazakhstan, home of the Botai culture, yielded equine jawbones that show evidence of bit use, and … Continue reading

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“Armored Horse in Europe”:NYC Met-stravaganza

in 2005 my dear SCA friend Sueva did the books for my business.  Around that time I found out she’d never been to the the amazing museums of NYC which were my playground in my northern incarnation.  I was horrified–Sueva … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan’s Mongolia

The Mongol influence infiltrated history on horses’ hooves.  We’re not traveling to Houston this spring, but we can still enjoy this phenomenal exhibit that claims to change the way the world views the Mongol Empire.  Enjoy! 

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