The Polestar Farm Blog

Truck Drivin’ Momma! (or what to do about that CDL??)

Last December I and every other horse trailer driver, felt completely behind the curveball. The deadline for new licensing requirements came and went, and recreational horse haulers were suddenly realizing that they had not paid close enough attention to the … Continued

Guest Blogger, Lauren Greenleaf’s WS summer

Guest Blogger:  Lauren Greenleaf, working student for 2017 Summer, from Hood River, Oregon. When I started my summer as a working student for Meika, I thought I had two very reasonable expectations: I was expecting to make the big move … Continued

A$$ Whipping

Years ago, I took one of my horses, Lucy, to her first Advanced at Morven Park Horse Trials in Virginia. I vividly remember overhearing someone talk about someone else as the ultimate cross country rider. It was an Olympic rider … Continued

Pride Cometh Before the Fall

I know that I am not a shy person, and sorry if you have already spit out your coffee at the thought of that. But, this weekend’s event really drove me to speak my mind… so here it goes. On … Continued

Ray’s Storm Vlog #1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Ray's Storm

I am making a new series about my training of the OTTB gelding, Ray’s Storm. He is owned and loved by Maureen McKenzie, from Palmer Alaska. After a 3000 mile trip down south, at the beginning of May, he is … Continued

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

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

A fire extinguisher moment

We have all talked about “epiphany” or maybe its phrased a “lightbulb moment”. Either way, I usually use it to describe that look of enlightenment on my student’s face as they suddenly grasp the idea of what I’ve been preaching … Continued