The Polestar Farm Blog

The Recovery

This post is all about perspective. Will Faudree just posted a radiograph of his neck with the screws and plates in it on Facebook. Kim Meier then replied that she wished she had it that good. My complaint feels so … 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 #3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

I have another very cool jump to show you. This combination was on the Preliminary course at Inavale HT in Philomath Oregon. And like the previous Jump Academy, this course is also designed by Tremaine Cooper. Inavale is reknowned for … Continued

Jump Academy #2

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

Another 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 grounds as quickly as I can. And I will remember that … Continued

Hawaii clinic

I got a blunt message from a friend last week, simple and to the point. “Your blog misses you.” And coincidentally, anther verbal comment from a student “what happened to the rest of your California trip?”. Oops, I guess I … Continued

Getting ready for the California Trip

Its that time of year where we are getting ready to jump-start the season by going to California. I love to get a few events completed early before I don the Organizer hat at Equestrians Institute HT in May. I don’t … Continued

Recipe for a Good Ride

I am writing this after baking bread and naan all night… so recipes are on my mind.  In the last blog, I was describing how to start a ride. Actually, it was more an identifier to all the things that … Continued

How To Begin

One of my students, Jeanne, has opened my eyes to blogging opportunities. She pointed out the other day during a lesson, that what we were working on would be a good blog subject. I stared blankly at her, missing the … Continued

Zulu Time

Right when you start feeling all fired up… the karma goddess reminds you of who is actually in charge. I got a new OTTB a month ago from Leigh Grey in Southern California. She is a rockstar eventing pinhooker, if … Continued