Three time a week we go over to Rancho Arroyo Grande and groom the mares and youngsters.Â The yearlings are getting so big I can hardly believe it.
Please visit our new “GreenÂ Horse Property”Â site.Â We hope to share our experiences and challenges as we build our new horse property in an environmentally sound way.Â WeÂ would likeÂ to hear your stories too, andÂ would appreciate any comments and additions to the resource lists.Â Â Â Our goal is to haveÂ this site become a resource to help horse owners andÂ managers make better decisions for the environment.
Merriewold Latte and Tuscany leftÂ Polly Rich Farms and returned to Arroyo Grande when LatteÂ was about two weeks old.Â After a weekend to settle in JackieÂ Brittain introduces Latte to gentle handling and lead line training.
Under the direction ofÂ Merriewold’s trainer Jackie Brittain, our new foals are groomed and handled on a daily basis.Â Â During this time the foals become accustomed to and accept the people around them and learn to trust and respect humans.Â Â They are brushed, have their legs and feet handled, learn to wear a halter and walk on a lead.
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Here Kirin meets the farrier, Mike LaGroneÂ for the first time.Â And Kona gets her first trim.Â These first encounters are as muchÂ training as actual trimming.Â They begin a life long association with the person responsible for the health of their feet.Â