A Farrier? What’s That?

Here in northeast Dutchess County, it was dairy farms and we were the Milk Bottle of New York City. But the dairy farms closed and different animals were brought to graze our pastures — horses. Now we’re Horse Central. And along with the new animals came new people and traditions. And new trades. One of […]

Herding Sheep

Why dogs on a horse website?  Well…  one thing leads to another!   Start with an Icelandic horse or two and before long you have seven, as in our case.  And you meet some Icelanders through the horses and admire their dog and, as in our case, you end up with one which you then breed and…  Same with sweaters, by the way.  One leads to another!

What follows is the first competitive sheepherding trial that one of our puppies entered. She later became the first Icelandic Sheepdog to get a herding title.

So, Where is Iceland Anyway? (Just in case…)

Just in case you’re not sure where it is, here’s a map of Iceland. It’s a fully functional Google map so you can zoom in and out, pan around, and search on it. I just thought it would be handy here.  Just in case…   View Larger Map