What's Happening at Magic Mountain Farm
!!! Spring Has Sprung!!!
I am happy to announce that Spring finally arrived in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia ! Kind of seems like it is about 6 months late but.... maybe it was early last year?
It has been an unusual season with temperatures hot and sunny for a day or two and then back to the winter coats for a couple of days. Winter dragged on and the cold, windy and dreary seemed to wear all of us down and I think the horses were even unhappy about the seasonal confusion. They started shedding about a month earlier than usual and then they stopped. Now they are trying to play catch up but still look like wooley boogers. It will go fast now and soon we will be complaining about it being too hot. It is hard to please us here on 'planet earth'!
This is the beginning of a very busy time of the year and we are already hurrying around trying to get everything done. Horses are coming off the winter pastures so the fields can grow back....the fields need to be dressed and fences checked....with all the horses in corrals now there is the added work of more feeding, watering and corral cleaning...feet getting trimmed....teeth floated....and lets don't mention all the hair laying around where they are finally shedding. If we knew how to weave it we could have several 'horse hair blankets'.
Horses are a big responsibility and if you are considering buying a horse or pony you need to think it over carefully and make sure you are ready to make the commitment to the time, work and expense involved. Now that I have warned you....let me tell you this...they are totally worth it !!! If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call and we will do our best to provide the answers to your questions.
We have a nice selection of horses and ponies that we are offering for sale so you can do some shopping while you are visiting !!!
Now that spring is here and you are getting the itch to ride or just talk and dream about horses come on up and hang out for awhile!! If you are new to the horse world or thinking about returning after a time off then now is a good time to stop in and look around. You might decide that this is the perfect time and place to get 'back in the saddle'. We are booking lessons and trail rides so call and get your name on the list.