The Warhorse

Definition of warhorse (Merriam-Webster) 1: a horse used in war : CHARGER 2: a person with long experience in a field especially: a veteran soldier or public person (such as a politician) Not included in the Merriam-Webster definition: “Horses with 50 or more starts are typical of a “war horse”. Everybody admires their durability, yet few want to take a chanceContinue reading “The Warhorse”

Building a Better Trail Horse

I have been taking Nori’s training and development in teeny-tiny steps, trying to emphasize calmness and confidence. I know there are plenty of 4 year olds doing much more sophisticated work, even jumping courses and competing in horse trials, but for Nori I think the fastest approach to get where I am going will beContinue reading “Building a Better Trail Horse”

The Athletic Equestrian due January 2022

I am excited to announce that The Athletic Equestrian, co-written by my good friend Sally Batton and yours truly, is scheduled for release in January 2022! Published by Trafalgar Square Books in North Pomfret, Vermont, you can pre-order your copy through Barnes and Noble now. In this richly illustrated book, we offer tips, techniques andContinue reading “The Athletic Equestrian due January 2022”

Principal Horseman Christina Keim featured on the Athletic Equestrian Podcast

Cold Moon Farm Principal Horseman Christina Keim was recently featured on the new Athletic Equestrian: Riding in College podcast series. Podcast host Sally Batton was a long time coach of the varsity squad at Dartmouth College. She and Christina are co-authoring a new book, Athletic Equestrian: Ride Like a Varsity Athlete, due out from TrafalgarContinue reading “Principal Horseman Christina Keim featured on the Athletic Equestrian Podcast”

Late Fall 2020 Update

Clearly, 2020 has not turned out to be the year that any of us expected. Here at Cold Moon Farm, we have taken advantage of more time at home to complete a few long term projects, make progress on several others…and of course spend plenty of extra time with all of the horses! Our firstContinue reading “Late Fall 2020 Update”

October Update: Manure Composting System is Complete!

We are excited to announce that construction of our Manure Composting System is finally complete! This is the conclusion of what has been a nearly two year process, and it is so satisfying to see the project finished.   This project really started back in 2016, when Alena Warren of the Strafford County Conservation DistrictContinue reading “October Update: Manure Composting System is Complete!”

Early Summer 2019

WE have finally moved into the FUN season at Cold Moon Farm– SUMMER is officially here! Though spring was slow in coming, we are back into full swing. First, we are excited to welcome our two summer working students, Sydney S. and Eileen M. These equestrians have been helping with the training and groundwork educationContinue reading “Early Summer 2019”

Winter 2019

So here we are in the depths of winter– icy, wind driven pellets are sprinkling my windows, the chimes on the porch are twinkling their melodies and the horses are (reluctantly) pulled into their stalls while we wait for the weather to turn in a less tumultuous direction. Therefore, it seems like a perfect opportunityContinue reading “Winter 2019”

Summer 2018 Update

It has been a busy spring and summer this year– so busy that we have been neglectful of updating our website! We will attempt to compress several months of fun and adventure into a concise summary. JEF Anna Rose moved back to Cold Moon Farm on April 1 after wintering at High Knoll Equestrian CenterContinue reading “Summer 2018 Update”