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"Camp Horse Days". oh those saints of the horse world.

Libby Bricker

"Camp Horse Days". oh those saints of the horse world.

     When we moved to Vermont in 1971  my affections and passion for horses were well establish: But my love of them needed direction. Sharing my love with children new to the equine world became a obvious starting point.            I had collected 5 pleasant horses and ponies that behaved well with kid. Max the magnificent, a quarter horse whose mom had probably gotten mixed up with and Appi as his sorrel body was covered with distinctive white spots. He came from a backyard in Powell, Ohio where i paid a mere $250 for him in the 1969; He was the...

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My Fascination and Passion for Horses. Where did it come from?

Libby Bricker

My Fascination and Passion for Horses. Where did it come from?

“Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl, before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.”      I have often looked back over my 60+ years and wondered how and why I became such a horse lover; I seemed like a normal kid of the 50's however I was always horse crazy; In my early child hood I played with plastic breyer horses more than barbie dolls and watched all the horse shows on TV. I began...

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Winter ......... not in Vermont this year

Libby Bricker

Hard to believe that Ground Hog's Day is upon us. Still no real winter weather here at Rustic Man Farm. The temperatures have been in the 40's all week with almost no snow on the ground. Plenty of firewood left too.

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