The Polestar Farm Blog


We all know that riding horses can be full of fears, bad timing, lack of strength or skill and miscommunication. Hazards of riding a 1000 pound animal are a plenty! And when these negative issues outweigh the positive feelings of … Continued

World Traveling Student

I dedicate this to my friend Erica. As of now, she is my longest student and boarder, but that will all end next week. My dear friend has thrown up her hands to the traditional world and decided that she … Continued

Kentucky, chapter 1

It seems incredibly apropos to be sitting here on a balmy evening, drinking Kentucky bourbon on ice. I’m listening to the crickets chirp, in that loud way that we really don’t get in the Pacific Northwest.  Moxee has channeled her … Continued

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

Getting to Know You

Often I hire girls/women for the working student position who I have not met face to face. And that can be a scary thing. The position is intense: we live within a stone’s throw of one another, we see each … 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

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

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

California trip #4

We made it home!  I did NOT intend for my blog to be catatonic for this long, I apologize deeply. My creative juices are needing an outlet, and here it goes! We were driving a mere 30 miles from home … Continued