The Polestar Farm Blog

Ray’s Storm Vlog #1

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

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ray’s StormI 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 … 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

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

Visualizing the worst

My first reaction to my mishap yesterday, was to not publish it online. But, last night I lost so much sleep over it and today I am periodically finding myself crying, that maybe it would be cathartic to write about … Continued

Jump Academy #4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Jump AcademyJump Academy is a series of blogs where I contstantly forget remember to take a photo of a cross country question at an event that I am attending. Then come … Continued

Breaking Bad

I am held captive to my computer sitting on the trans continental flight. 4.5 hours of sitting in one place! Of course, there is a blog coming out of this. This week has been some ups and downs with the … Continued

Wine Selection 101

I recently went back and read a few of my old blog posts. It has been so long ago that I had lost my critical eye and I rather enjoyed them! Here is a link to a funny, yet helpful … Continued

Appreciating my favorite vets.

For two seasons now, I have wondered why Cochlear starts out in the spring with trumpets-a-blasting and ends feeling like an out of tune oboe (my sister used to play oboe, so I remember what that sounds like). I have … Continued

Cochlear and his CCI* at Rebecca

We are driving home from an event, exhausted and nobody is talking because you are finally sitting still, after 4 days of vigorous hustle and bustle. Someone will ask to play the game of Pros and Cons – which is … Continued

Jump Academy #2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Jump AcademyAnother installment of Jump Academy is here! For the last 3 shows, I have been finishing up on Sunday, packing the trailer and generally trying to scoot off the … Continued