Into the Spotlight… Marshmallow!

I thought it was about time for another Into the Spotlight post, so here one is!

Marshmallow or Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte is one of our two Shetland mares. Marshmallow is named after one of the horses I ride over the winter when Sam is away.

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Marshie has one foal, Cookie, but she was fostering another Shetland pony foal until we bought her mother (she still needs a name y’all!).

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Marshmallow is normally used for trail riding, English Pleasure, and In Hand Showing. She has won quick a few ribbons in all of them, mostly blue.

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One of my favorite things about Marshie is that she has a heart in her tail!


Marsh is Erika’s pony, but sometimes Taylor sneaks a ride on Marshmallow when Erika is away.


Marshmallow is one of the favorites for beginners lessons at here at Western Star, and Erika is currently teaching her to jump and bit, so hopefully, she will be able to be a pony jumper in the future so that she can bring home some more ribbons for WSS.

Next post: Another Into the Spotlight??? Let me know!


Show Season

It’s show season at Western Star Stables!

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Winnie, Taylor, Amber, and the other girls have been busy, busy, busy all this month and last practicing for shows and getting to them.

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Ready to head for the show grounds!

Everyone has been anticipating this season for months here at WSS!

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Rose Briar and Amber were able to win a few blue ribbons together for show jumping this year.

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Marshmallow and Cookie.

We have also had a few changes to the stable recently. Such as…

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Adding our first stand alone stall! The tutorial for this can be found here.

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Amber was quick to make sure that Luna got the stall for Ebony. However, Luna and Ebony soon had to move to the pasture due to a slight emergency.

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Traveler had to move into the stall after getting tangled up in a fallen tree, so he was on stall rest until recently.

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That is it for our updates. See ya soon!


Photo Shoot

I was able to go back to Virginia again earlier this month. Sadly, I had to miss when Sam left for the year, but I did end up having fun.

While I was away, I was able to take quite a few photos.

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One place we went to was called Stable Craft Brewery. They have the best food, so if you’re going to Virginia, go check it out! One of the best parts about this place is that they have horses EVERYWHERE!!! You’re allowed to wander the property looking for them, too. All the decor inside was horse-y as well and the bathroom stalls looked like real stalls! They also had a race track for pony racing, and I was able to take a few pictures on it with Gracie and Rose Briar.

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Gracie on the track.

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I think that the mares throughly enjoyed themselves while they were exploring the place.

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Sorry about the bad lighting on Rose Briar’s photos. I had left her in the car not thinking I’d have time to take pictures of them, and I didn’t realize I wanted pictures with her until it was some what dark, so her pictures didn’t turn out as well as the others.

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Another thing we did was go on a hike down to President Herbert Hoover’s personal retreat: Rapidan Camp. Jen and Erika decided to take Rose Briar and Dakota for a trail ride instead of walking to the camp.

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We had a bit of a dilemma on the way down…

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The girls switched horses for the ride home. There was a bridge close to the camp and Jen thought it would be a good exercise for Dakota and Rose Briar to be less spooky when crossing bridges. All went well except the fact that Erika had to reach over and help pull Dakota onto the bridge.

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On their way back, the girls reached the river and decided to let the horses play a bit.


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Time to go swimming!

I was also able to take some pictures of the mares without tack.

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New Horses Again!

Hello everyone!

My birthday was on Monday and I was able to get a hand full horses! Please excuse the fact that I don’t have pictures that I took. We currently have no camera. Also, I am not trying to brag, I just thought you guys might be interested in knowing what horses have joined the herd.

I also would love for you guys to give me name suggestions for two of the horses.

First up, Shetland mare!

I also got the Western Riding set.

The girl is Sam, I’m thinking that I will name the stallion Cloud Clap, but I’m not sure, so please suggest names! Also, the calf and dog could use names.

I also got the Trakhner mare and foal.

This is Zee-Zee. I think she is adorable!

And this is Flicka or Flicka You Away. Yeah! Now I have all the Trakhners!


Thanks for reading!





I have a new obsession everyone.

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horse memes!

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If you don’t get this I’ll explain. Quarter horses have bigger behinds because (I think) it helps with agility as they were bred for being cow ponies. If I got this wrong, please let me know.

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Hope you guys like this!