Horse Kisses

Photo by Audrey Pavia Teddy, my friend’s horse, like to kiss me. Today was cold and cloudy with a bit of a drizzle — the closest thing we get to Christmas weather in the lowlands of Southern California. So, my friend Michelle and I decided to take it in by going for a trail ride. […]

Can a Horse Fetch?

Rio, my Spanish Mustang, has decided he enjoys a little game of fetch.

Too Close for Comfort

Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Mabel tempts face as he loiters dangerously close to Milagro’s hooves. I’m not one of these people who assume chickens are stupid. I know they have that reputation, but I think they are actually pretty smart. They learn quickly, have a surprising capacity to think things out and are very […]

Bert the Camel

I’ve been obsessed with animals since I was a little kid and have spent more time at zoos and farms than I have in playgrounds and parks. So it’s not often that I see an animal that really takes my breath away. But it happened this past weekend, right here in the town where I live.

Dreams Do Come True—Sort Of

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio, my Spanish Mustang, has been my dream come true. As a lifelong horse lover, I’ve always had the dream of raising my own baby horse. Well, at least since I was 9 years old. My fantasies were elaborate. I’d have a ranch up in the mountains, surrounded by pine trees. […]

Milagro on Parade

Photo by Audrey Pavia Milagro got dressed up for the Norco Horseweek Parade. Every year in my town of Norco, Calif., we celebrate Horseweek. This is a week of fun equine events, kicked off by a Saturday-morning parade. Unlike the other parades held in Norco throughout the year, this one features only horses. Horses being […]

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Riding The Urban Trails

I’m teaching my Mustang that there’s nothing to fear in the city’s streets.

Rio Turns Three

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio, my Spanish Mustang, turned 3 years old this week. As goofy as he can be, he’s been a dream come true. Since the age of 9, I have been obsessed with spotted horses. Since that same age, I’ve also been obsessed with Mustangs. So when I bought my first spotted […]