The Polestar Farm Blog

Ellie Week #1

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

Week one is almost done, and I am really, really happy with Ellie! She is more lovely than I imagined, and I can tell that she comes from a home where she was well loved. She looks to everyone for … Continued

The Last Say Week #2

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

Hello everyone! I am really excited about this week’s video. I am totally thrilled with how Ellie responded to this week’s training, and I think its fun to compare the first clips to the last ones… that is progress! ¬†What … Continued

The Last Say Week #3

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

And we are back! This week, Ive cut down the video to half the time…. hopefully I will gain more friends from this. I know that I often dont have the patience to watch long videos! Ellie is working great … Continued

Ellie Week #5

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

Im back! and after a lovely week at Rebecca Farms I was so incredibly happy to come home and ride Ellie, Boogie and Cancun. Three exciting young horses that I missed the entire week! I did have a tiny glimmer … Continued

Panda and Ellie Week #6

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

I have written in the past about most of my horses: Dino, Boogie, Lear, now Ellie, and one funny one about Panda. And the blog was funny because Panda did a turn around of behavior that was impressive and suddenly … Continued

The Last Say Week #7

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

This time of year, I wish I had a more calm job, not a different one, but one just a little less crazy. From here until October, I am going to be swamped. Until after October 5th, Ellie’s show at … Continued

Ellie Week # 8 & 9

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

First of all – look at that canter photo!! Isnt she uphill and fancy? Nevermind the sloppy screen shot! Click HERE for the video link! (now the normal introduction) I have been plagued by traveling schedule and didnt get a … Continued

Week #10 and Cochlear

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

What a weekend!! As usual, I am late in sending out the Ellie video for week #10, but I have a good excuse. I was a little preoccupied with some intense competing! Aspen HT was this weekend, and this year … Continued

Ellie Week #11

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “OTTB Challenge” This is going to be a short blog and a short video is going with it. Ellie went to the Horse Park to get a few great rides in … Continued

Ellie Week #13

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “OTTB Challenge” You can tell by my latest video that the seasons have changed….. parka on, rain cover is on my saddle, and the arena has absolutely no dust. My quieter … Continued