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January 26, 2010

The Benefits Of Keeping Your Horses At Home

Kieran is already one spoiled pup. Photo by Sara Lieser.

The good thing about having your horses at home is that you can feed them in your bathrobe.

Not that I’d ever do that…

I have a new puppy—a black and tan Jack Russell named Kieran—so I have to get up at least once in the night every night to let him out. I pull on a bathrobe, find my glasses and shove him out the door.

This weekend Kieran woke up for the second time around 7 a.m., so at that point I decided to get up and feed the horses as well. They were looking both hopeful and cold.

I put on my barn coat over my emerald terrycloth bathrobe, threw on a pair of clogs, poured warm water over their feed—my feed room is on my porch until the new barn is finished—and headed out to feed.

The horses didn’t seem to mind.

Sara Lieser

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