Category Archives: The Write Horse

The Quest for the Lost Keys

By Patty Wilber Last Fall, Amber lost her keys sometime around when she shot her elk, so we figured we would ride out there (Cruces Basin Wilderness Area) and try to find them. It was about a 10 mile round … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Improve Success with Show Patterns

By Patty Wilber My success in executing patterns correctly has been in decline (with age?) and the reasons are varied, but I need to fix that, so here is a short list of strategies that should apply to all patterns!

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Packing Project in the Pecos, 6/12/21

By Patty Wilber Last Friday (6/11), a lightning strike started a fire in the Pecos Wilderness, and Saturday, were were planning to pack in supplies for a trail crew… Fortunately, the fire did not grow fast (Rincon Fire: still only … Continue reading

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Sydney Stopped By

By Patty Wilber Sydney Brooks was in town, taking a break from researching (on her way to a Ph.D. in Chemistry) ways to make gold particles fold into predetermined shapes.  Yes, really.  This work holds “immense promise for chiroptical sensors … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in the Pecos, 2021

By Patty Wilber Memorial Day weekend in the Pecos is definitely one of the weekends I look forward to.  One year we started out in sun and ended up in a lot of wet stuff.  On that trip, the dead … Continue reading

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Landscaping around the place

By Patty Wilber Horses generate something like 25 pounds of manure per day. Our composting bins had filled up.  Since I had to use the tractor to open up a bin anyway, I had incentive to get some other dirt … Continue reading

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LT Does Some Miles

By Patty Wilber LT got the winning number: camping last W to F AND a Back Country Horsemen project Sunday. Siri knew of a quiet camping spot next to Cecilia Creek near the San Pedro Parks Wilderness in the Santa … Continue reading

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Let’s go to a show!

By Patty Wilber Last weekend was the NM Buckskin Horse Association’s Ranch Show.  As usual, it was fun! Also a treat for me since all three of my mares (LT, Penny and Lucy) got to go AND I unexpectedly got … Continue reading

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Back to “normal”

By Patty Wilber Well, the family left last Saturday and Sunday, and the sheer volume of food the eight of us consumed was remarkable.  Feeding eight people instead of two required several extra shopping trips. I am missing the jumble … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pony (or Grama’s Blog)

By Granny Patty We had not seen our kids or grandkids for quite some time, so what a treat for Granny Patty to have everyone here for a WEEK! Leilani (3 and a half) got off the plane and came … Continue reading

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