Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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moses.brunnen.cropMoses discovered it was futile to resist.

Fresh Start Farm, both a name and sometimes a working philosophy, is a farm I rent where I maintain my horses as well as boarders.  My boarding is limited to retired or laid up horses since I do not want the liability associated with riders on the property. Or the owners, to be perfectly honest. Riding around the farm myself is enough of a liability.

The problem with boarding retired horses is that eventually you lose them to the infirmities of old age. This is what happened to my friend Jan’s big imported Rhinelander gelding Christmas Eve of 2015. JW had been with us for seven years or so before he passed away. The following spring, Jan mentioned that with JW gone she would like to get a rescue. A mule.

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# Guest 2018-01-04 09:08
Reita. Cubberley
# georgia van fossen 2018-01-04 10:38
wonderful story

! Wonderful story! well done!
# Lori Brunnen 2018-01-05 16:06
Thank you for your kind words!
# Deborah K Bundy 2018-01-04 11:12
Loved this story! Mules are interesting. I've never owned one, but used to ride a horse in a pasture with his best buddy, a mule following along. The mule insisted we go first. :)
# Lori Brunnen 2018-01-05 16:07
Mules are a whole new ballgame-Thank you for your compliment.
# Olga Danes-Volkov 2018-01-04 15:20
Great story. :-)

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