Domnarski Farm Blog Log

The Domnarski Farm is located on 55 acres of beautiful Massachusetts pasture land and woods, abutting thousands of additional acres of undeveloped and conservation land. We offer horse boarding opportunities and will host monthly trail rides welcoming others to trailer in their horses for a day of pleasant riding. Below is a chronological account of the latest noteworthy developments and events!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Julia on Roger with Cocoa and I trying out the pond Friday. Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Good fences make good neighbors. Posted by Hello

Bob MacDonald arrived today with Renegade, the gelded Mustang. He's settled in between Nikki and Sister, no problems. Posted by Hello

Nikki waiting to see who she can bite, chase or kick next.  Posted by Hello

Friday, April 15, 2005

Nikki is in the round pen. She kicked and broke a bottom rail in two this morning between her and Hopper but no one was hurt. Nikki is in heat, and I think Sister is too. Nikki running around like a nut, and Sister backs up to the round pen. Roger, Cocoa, Hopper and Rob would rather eat out of the hay rack in this picture. Posted by Hello

The grass is starting to green up and Sister is getting a taste. Posted by Hello

Hopper has arrived! I'll get a better picture of her later but for now she is very calm and enjoying breakfast. Nikki is doing her best to bully her but Hopper could care less. Posted by Hello

Jamie hanging out in stall #10 after his first trail ride. Posted by Hello

Vicky trailered in Jamie and shared a ride Wednesday with Danni on Nikki. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Colleen and Rob! Cocoa and Roger are in stalls #1 and #2 with the goats until the field grows in on the other side of the pond.
Sister arrived around 10am and Rob 11:30am today and I think the moves went well. First we were fortunate that it was not raining and the mud wasn't that deep. Neither trailer had a problem with the second entrance so that was good consider how much rain we had.
Our strategy was to close in Nikki, Cocoa and Roger while Sister walked up the hill, just in case they started a commotion. I was concerned that leading a horse to a barn with too much action might turn into a wrestling match.
For some reason, Nikki didn't like being closed in. She wins the award of being the most rambunctious. She kicked her door and cracked it and did her usual screeching.
Initially we put Sister in #4 until Rob arrived. Again, I didn't want Colleen to have to hand lead Rob up with Sister possibly running down to greet him before Rob could even see his new home. Sister, for now, seems very intimidated by Nikki. She didn't want to go into the walk out, but then again, she was enjoying her new hay from a long trip.
Now Sister is in #6 and closed in for the night. When her walk out was open, she ended up hiding around the corner from Nikki. Even though there is a fence between them. Sister doesn't want to walk by Nikki. So for now, we had to close in Sister so she can eat and drink.
Rob wins the award for being happy-go-lucky. He's in #7 munching on hay and couldn't care less about anything. He is super adjusted already. Cocoa and Roger did their usual running and bucking to show off.
Horses will be horses so I'll keep you all updated about the acclimation and interaction. No one was hurt and no horses tried to climb a fence or get away, so I'm happy.
 Posted by Hello

Julia arrived today with "Sister". My son, Ben, always enjoys visitors! Posted by Hello