The Polestar Farm Blog

Jump Academy #5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

Its a new season, and a new opportunity for me to blog about cool things that I see on the cross country course. Letty, Moxee, Viki, Lanie and me all went down to California to get the winter rains off … Continued

Enjoying the Frez

Every year that I take this spring trip, it is a little different. We have been to every conceivable combination of California events from March to April. This year, the plan was to do a derby at Fresno County Horse … Continued

How To Enter An Event

I just came home from the annual USEA meeting, this year it was in Fort Lauderdale. I wish that I had made my reservations when I was feeling more relaxed. But, my flight schedule reflects the fact that I was … Continued

Teamwork at it’s best.

I just got home from that long drive up I-5. I need a gin and tonic. I didn’t drive for the fun of a competition this time, but instead to discover why one of my horses was not quite up … Continued

Day 9, in which we find Walter Mitty

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Finally, the weather officially turned for the worse and the balmy Icelandic holiday was over. We knew we had experienced the absolutely best of the late summer weather, and it was Russian roulette after that. But, I am ahead of … Continued

Day 6 of Iceland bike tour

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

The next morning we decided that we had to head into town and try to find a Laundromat to de-stink our biking clothes. Living in America, you could make a pretty safe bet that any strip mall on the outskirts … Continued

Day 5

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Inevitably, when someone learned that I was going to Iceland they would ask, “Are you going to ride the horses?”  And I would emphatically say NO!!! Absolutely not! I want to see them and admire them from a distance, but … Continued

Day 4

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

We loved the stark landscape with the burrowing sheep so much that we decided to camp there for the night. The F road seemed to be one of the only ways to transverse the island, without going around the circumference … Continued

Day 3

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

We woke up in Thingvallavatn (I hope that you clicked on the photo of our ride around the lake in the Day 2 blog to see how that is actually written)and we were super excited to continue our adventure.  Click … Continued