Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fly Reduction

Time to gear up for minimizing flies, keeping numbers down early in the season will make maintenance easier. Our wonderful beneficials, aka Fly Eliminators, are arriving soon, thanks to all who contributed : )
Here is a fwd from a friend with some good additional info and remedies, check them out. I am going to try making an Epps trap (wish me luck!), and will definitely put up some gallon jug traps around the barn, using the Amish recipe on the homemade list. Share your favorite.
We use Arbico Organics Fly Eliminators, but Spalding has good info on fly prevention as well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Swing into Spring Activities

    Ready...Set...Pace!  It's official, Hunter Paces are starting up, as well as many other fun community activities.  Time to get in the swing of Spring, share some good rides with old friends, and meet new ones.

    Here are a few upcoming events, feel free to add to the list:

Sun May 2, 2010 SPARC Trail Ride

Now through Fall 2010 Season Hunter Paces with Windy Hollow Hunt

Sat May 8, Driving Clinic Middletown
I am having a hands on Driving Seminar on May 8 from 10-3 at my farm.  Shadow Brook Farm is located at 89 Camp Orange Road, Middletown, NY 10941  845-692-5046 or 914-443-2431.  Cost is $50.00 for the day. 
Each participant will learn all about single driving and pairs.  Everyone will get a chance to drive and have a mini lesson.   For more info. go to the website listed below or contact me at above numbers or by e mail at .  Thanks.

Bettyann Seablade
Shadow Brook Farm

Sun May 16, WHH Spring Dressage Show

June-August 2010 Roading Hounds with WHH
Great preparation for Hunting, beautiful trails with hounds, quieter and shorter ride than a hunt, FREE, informal dress, western tack OK.  Come for the ride, stay for the tailgating!  Mmm, tailgaiting...

June 6, 2010 Driving Clinic

Another good resource for events:

See you out there,

Colonies Farm
Albert's favorite activity: a run up the pipeline!
Won't you all join us?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

i was riding Bandit in field close to other horses he is a young 5 yr old horse {just turning 5} apon doing a jump he stopped leaned foward ,kind of fell on jump{bandit} i went over his head in a summer sault , landed saw black the pain excrutiating and broke my collar bone . I did a christopher reeves flip ,thank God I am ok surgery on tues to fix collar bone.
I am nevous to jump Bandit now everyone is telling me get rid of your horses! I believe u need to do what u love and leave the rest to God what does everybody else think I also think rider carelessness plays part. This incident i wasnt at fault i dont think i could have prevented it,it was truly an accident. Bandit fell to other side after i fell or he would of landed on me

Spring Turnout!

Our favorite time of year, shaking off the Winter and trading hay for lush pasture grass. No more blankets, just a morning sunbath to warm up for the hard life of a grazing animal.

Stay tuned for updates, see you Sunday, April 25 at our first Hunter Pace of the season, check Windy Hollow Hunt site or Facebook page for details : ).


Colonies Farm