Sunshine, grain & companionship – simple pleasures for Cricket and Quilo.
Quilo – God of the North Wind – named in honour of his “surprise” arrival on a -26 C. January morning – born on the snow and ice! That day we decided it was time to quit making fun of all those people “who didn’t even know our mare was pregnant”!
Despite the odds – as you can see Quilo has thrived. When it came time to wean Quilo, Cricket our petite white Arabian was chosen to be his companion while he and his Mother ( Lassie ) adjusted to the separation, something very relatable in this time of physical distancing. It went much better than anticipated, Cricket was thrilled, finally – after 20 years - someone her size! They became inseparable, and even when reintroduced into the larger herd, Cricket was the small but mighty protector of Quilo – what she lacked in size and weight was made up in attitude! Her patience with the young rambunctious colt was respected by horse and human alike.
Now, more than a year later they are still the best of buddies, willing to share those precious grains, basking in the sun.
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Only 3 days until the Christmas Market at Rideau Vista Public School in Westport! The Horse Effect will be there with lots of goodies! Stop by our table to say hi! We hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Visit our table at the Rideau Vista Christmas Market in Westport, ON. We will have gift certificates, horse art, The Horse Effect 2020 Calendar and other items for sale! Enter our draw for a FREE Horse Effect Session! Mark the date - Saturday, December 7, 2019 - from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
A windy Halloween left behind a big surprise at the farm this morning! Our "very sturdy" wooden Horse shelter was lifted, twisted and dumped on it's side out in the pasture. Luckily none of the horses were injured and virtually no damage to the shelter. A testament to the power of nature - and the wisdom of the horses who were all gathered safely at the far side of the field.
Not only did our workshop based on the themes of Thanksgiving - Giving and Receiving - survive a day of rain and mud - we THRIVED in it! With six great participants, we dressed to suit the soggy weather and found that the horses' spirit and communication skills were not dampened in any way. Amazing Heart Connections, Reflections and a few very revealing leading exercises were experienced with the help of Hope, Clancy, Chief, Lassie and even Cricket!
Thanks to all who braved the weather!
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