On friendship earned, not taken...

This past month Laurelin Farm traveled to 2 events, The Earth Spirit Expo and WNY Equifest.  We had wonderful times at both and met lots of old friends and new.  Often in explaining on how Laurelin Farm is extraordinary from other riding stables, I would come across lots of people who said with confidence, ‘Oh I rode horses once, it was fun.  So can we come down and just ride/rent your horses?’  In order to gently correct and not get too irked at these comments, I finally came up with an explanation of why the answer to that seemingly innocent question is NO.


My horses are my friends.  When someone comes to ride with me, I would also like that friendship to extend to them.  This is earned, not taken (or taken for granted).  Through methodical rituals of introduction, this friendship is developed, on the ground and in the saddle. 

None of us are into one night stands.

Hopefully I didn’t offend too many people!  Namaste.

Onward toward Spring...

As the stillness and quiet reflection of winter slowly fads away, I invite you to visit Laurelin Farm's facebook and website here for new changes and events.   Come see us at the Earth-Spirit Expo in at The Grapevine Banquets, Depew NY on February 25th and 26.  Dust off your riding boots, clean and oil your tack.  Start to slowly stretch and move (yoga is your friend!).  Start brushing horses, or come and help brush the herd here!  We are starting to awake and grow with the increased daylight and warmth.  See you around...


Khaliiel and I January 2017

Khaliiel and I January 2017

Spring is coming?

Hello again, Audrey here, I'm looking outside at some lovely flurries and a few stubborn inches of snow left under the trees that don't seem to realize it's time to melt! This is test #2 for the blog (just making sure it works) and I'll be adding more pictures to the photo gallery and will be linking the site to our Laurelin Farm Facebook page. What's that? You didn't know we had a facebook page? Well, go check it out!

Audrey Web designer

PS check out the Events page to see all the happenings at Laurelin for the 2015 year.

Audrey Hager, MSc, PhD Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience Queen's University