Horse lover, art therapist, mother, wife; keeping ponies on a track system in a wet, muddy Irish acre.


9 responses to “About

  1. Following some links about paddock paradise I stumbled onto your blog – and you happen to describe me an my ponys. The girly moment (with Mona), sharing territory (we call it undemanding time), frozen pony, some parelli and a bit of Carolyn Resnick… just we live in Germany. It is fun to read your blog and I will be back soon!

    • Hi Ulrike. Welcome to this blog. I see that you have Exmoor ponies. I have never been close to an Exmoor pony, but have been with Dartmoor ponies on Dartmoor. I do enjoy writing about my times with Ben and Rosie, who are full of character.


  2. I Maire. you visited my blog once so I wanted to let you know I have changed the name and updated some. I have a pony now too. He is a 10 year old Welsh gelding, 11.2 hands. His name is Munchkin and I will be adding pictures to my blog soon.
    I am having fun catching up on your blog and really enjoy it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. M's mum

    I have just found your website & blog – it’s fantastic. I love the concept of the track system, I just recently read Paddock Paradise and it is so intuitively ‘right’ somehow. I am researching as much as I can and its very good to see it working so well in a wet climate. Thanks for sharing your experiences and creating such a great website.

    • Hello and welcome to this blog. I started it partly to record my experiences keeping ponies at home but also to share my paddock paradise experiences. I gained a lot from reading the experiences of others on the web. Keeping a track system is a work in progress and always will be I think. But it is worth it – and believe me this climate is very wet indeed!

  4. Lynne Gerard

    I cannot find anymore your entry titled, “Coming to the End”. A glitch at WordPress? Or maybe a topic too intimate to share afterall? I can understand if that is the case…as you know from my entry on Mistral’s end…

    What I wanted to say is that in whichever way such endings play out (whether natural or assisted means) there can be found elements of beauty and an acceptance of the circle of life (life, death, life-again) if one is open to it. The essence of things never leave–they are never-ending. As sensitive and poetic a soul as you are, I am confident you will experience these last days with Rosie as a different form of loveliness, even as you and your family feel the sadness and loss.

    You are in my thoughts, as is Ben, who will feel all this as well…


    • Thank you Lynne. I made the post private for a while as I thought I was not ready to share what is happening. But, as her life here is passing, and will end tomorrow, Rosie is showing me her acceptance of how things are and I am living with this acceptance. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. And Ben does need them too.

  5. Just found your blog I am now following you. Great job sharing information to help others understand the health of the horse and the hoof.