Dry January?

Since the herd were forced off the levels just after winter solstice when things got a bit flooded, we had been hoping the land would dry up this month, frost over even, but when the nation had snow we had more rain here in Meare. Winter routine is certainly challenging with 12 members of the [...]

The Divine Number 12

Gods, Disciples, Tribes, Zodiac, Stages, Oracles, Rivers, Chakras, Glyphs The 12 horses of Paintedhorse "How did all the horses and ponies end up at Paintedhorse?" The story behind our most asked question   Livvy bought Danny, a hunter, to ride. He was an impulse buy as she was suffering with empty 'stable' syndrome after losing [...]

Living with a progressive illness

Logan is diagnosed with Equine Cushing's Disease: By the time Logan was introduced to the herd he was looking healthier than when we first bought him, but suddenly his new found vitality and physical appearance changed for the worse. He was overly sweaty, not just in places that a few of the other more hairy [...]

Logan: His time has come

Introducing lovable Logan to Paintedhorse: When we moved to our new location in April, there were two ponies already there. Their then owner didn't have the time needed for them and their health issues; we offered to buy them about a month later, naturally with the view of introducing them to our herd. We were [...]