DIY Crystal Spur Straps

I have a confession to make: I love sparkle. Yes, I was called a tom-boy growing up. My nails have a permanent dirt line. And I’m happiest outside, preferably¬†sweaty and covered in animal hair. But a little glitter never hurt anybody. For my birthday last year, my husband bought me a pair of spurs with […]

Make a Holiday Stick Horse With a Sock

Sharing horses with kids is a magical event. Being at my inlaws’ house, I’m having horse withdrawal. So I made a toy to woo the kids in the family. Nothing says “Cool Aunt” quite like a homemade hobby horse. What you need: Sock Yarn Quilt batting Buttons (two, or googly eyes if you prefer) Felt […]

Horse Treat Recipe: WHOA Cakes

During the holidays, we wind up baking (and eating) lots more often. On yesterday’s menu: Apple-Spice Cupcakes for humans. Today: WHOA Cakes (With Honey Oats and Apples) for horses. And unlike the Cob Cookies I made earlier this week, Whoa Cakes are tasty enough for people, too! Whoa Cakes feature cinnamon. In addition to providing […]

Horse Treat Recipe: Cob Cookies

It’s snowing. Weather like this keeps me out of the office, off the road, and away from the barn. But like many horse lovers, it doesn’t keep me from thinking of my four-legged friend. I created a new recipe for my first-ever batch of homemade horse treats: Carrot-Oat-Banana “COB” Cookies. Horses get the bulk of […]