One of the calmest and cutest horse breeds of all, the Norwegian Fjord is the perfect horse for those who want to take things slowly. They are so calm that even the most anxious riders can be at ease when riding these horses.
From beginner adult riders to kids, everyone can enjoy riding this little horse. Its sweet and adorable nature makes it a wonderful horse for children.
The American Quarter Horse has a reputation for remaining calm under pressure. When we say that certain horses are calm, we refer to some words like gentle, trusting, quiet, attentive, etc.
To ensure that a horse is calm, you have to figure out if these traits are present in them or not. You can know if a horse is gentle by the way it treats others around it, be it animal or human.
The next thing you have to ensure is if the horse is trusting or not. Trusting horses will listen to your commands, and they do not require constant supervision.
Another aspect of a calm horse is that it remains quiet. Unlike anxious horses, they like to go about doing their own thing quietly and peacefully.
“It’s part of a pattern we’ve seen historically since the mid-20th century, of high-profile conflict over schooling, military draft and Social Security,” said Steve Not, a senior scholar at Elizabethtown College, who has written extensively on the Amish. “The horse and buggy slows down the pace of life, reduces autonomy and sets up a symbolic separation that ‘we are socialized to who we are,’” Not explained.
The attorney for one opponent warned East Hempfield Township that the narrow justification given, “horse barn for transportation,” would ostensibly only apply to the Amish and Mennonites and so would favor one group of religious observers over another. Supervisors finally addressed the complaints last month by amending an existing ordinance to prohibit horses on smaller lots in residential districts.
Levi Stoltzfus, whose parents were among the original settlers in this Amish outpost in the 1970s, eased his horse onto the pavement of Mill Road on a recent morning jaunt. Pastor Michael Hill of the Import United Methodist Church considers the standoff part of a larger problem over cultural differences between a dwindling non-Amish community and a growing number of more recent Amish settlers.
Township supervisors formed a committee that includes the Amish to discuss ways to reduce both road damage and excess manure from the buggies. A portion of the revenue for that comes from gasoline taxes, which the Amish avoid because they don’t drive motorized vehicles.
Clifford Raiders, an attorney representing a group of Amish, hopes the situation can be resolved without a lawsuit but is confident they would win. Peaceful was ridden by Seamier Jefferson when she made her track debut in a seven furlong maiden race at Leopardstown Racecourse on 15 August and started at odds of 10/1.
On 10 October the filly was partnered by the trainer's son Donna O'Brien when she started the 8/11 favorite for a maiden over one mile at Charles Racecourse and recorded her first success as took the lead two furlongs from the finish and drew away to win by seven lengths from Indian Lilac. For her final run of the season Peaceful was sent to England to contest the ListedMontrose Stakes on heavy ground at Newmarket Racecourse on 2 November and started the 3/1 favorite in a seven-runner field.
With Donna O'Brien in the saddle she was among the leaders from the start and kept on well in the closing stages to finish second, beaten a neck by the 20/1 outsider Born With Pride. The flat racing season in Ireland was disrupted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Irish 1000 Guineas was run three weeks later than usual on 13 June behind closed doors at the Currant.
Peaceful settled in second place behind the outsider Valeria Messaging before gaining the advantage a furlong and a half from the finish and stayed on well to win by two lengths and a head from Fancy Blue and So Wonderful. On 5 July Peaceful was sent to France to contest the PRI de Diane over 2000 meters at Chantilly Racecourse in which she was ridden by Jefferson and went off the 3.9/1 second choice in the betting behind Alpine Star.
After racing in mid-division she briefly struggled to obtain a clear run before finishing strongly to take third place, beaten a short neck and a head by Fancy Blue and Alpine Star. We find new, fun, and exciting ways to be together and learn to respond to challenging situations peacefully.
On this website you’ll find a lot of inspiration to get a first impression and also ideas on how to begin your journey. Let me also invite you to download my free e-book and video about peaceful communication in practice, where I describe and show different ways on how you can get your horse off of grass without pulling.
You will also find here my newest podcast episode and the link to subscribe to my channel. If you prefer to read, you’ll also find my blog here about peaceful ways to be with and communicate with horses at eye level.
Peaceful Togetherness means that horses are not trained for a specific goal or purpose. It’s all about the relationship, to be with each other at eye level and do fun things together we both enjoy equally.
Strategies our horse uses, such as pushing, pulling, or refusing to leave grass, are answered peacefully with our intention, body language and rarely through touch. When the horse does something we like, we give a positive feedback, but such behaviors are not trained through repetitive exercises, but answered when they occur.
But if you’re curious and open to this wonderful and unique path, I’d like to invite you to download my free e-Book and video ‘Easy Grazing’ below, in which I’d like to give you a bit of insight into this very different and gentle world. You can also listen to my podcast or read carefully selected articles in my blog below.
To make it easier for you to get an overview, I collected the six most important articles or contributions here in my blog. Carefully selected, with a focus on topics that can help you find out, if this journey is resonating with your heart.
Since people decided to keep horses for a specific purpose, the nature of this relationship is characterized by pressure, frustration… learn more That our horse seeks and can enjoy our company, we need a good inner state of being and energetic foundation.
One very interesting way is that horses have the ability to ‘smell’ our emotions, even if we don’t feel that particular emotion…read more So for millennia, Native Americans traveled and hunted on foot, relying on dogs as miniature pack animals.
When Columbus and other Spanish explorers arrived in Hispaniola on horseback, the native Taint of the Caribbean were terrified by what they saw as a half-man, half-beast, says Herman Viola, a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution. As more Native tribes encountered the horse, that initial fear gave way to awe for the animal’s speed and power.
“The Spanish quickly realized that the last thing they wanted was for Indians to have horses, because that would put them on equal footing,” says Viola, but that’s exactly what happened following the Pueblo Uprising of 1680. Horses quickly moved across trade routes to the Navajo, Ute and Apache, then to the Kiowa and Comanche of the southern Plains, and the Shoshone of the Mountain West.
By 1700, horses had reached the New Peace and Blackfoot of the far Northwest, and traveled eastward to the Lakota, Crow and Cheyenne of the northern Plains. Before horses came to the Plains, Native hunters pursued large herds on foot, but it was dangerous, difficult work with low odds of success.
For the Plains Indians, the newfound speed and efficiency of hunting on horseback provided an abundance of high-quality meat, hides for tips and clothing, and rawhide for shields and boxes. With the help of a draggable wooden sledge called a Travis, horses could now transport entire villages and their possessions to follow the seasonal hunt.
Not only did tips get bigger, but it lifted some daily burden from women, giving them more time to create works of art and sacred objects, many of them inspired by the horse. Raiding and capturing enemy horses was a key tactic of inter-tribal warfare and was considered an “honorable” rite of passage for a young man trying to earn his place as a warrior.
11/21/2020 Cuteness Alert Tiny Bella and Katie Louise have moved into their new wintertime house. And Katie Louise was born at PAH after we saved her mmother Little LLola from slaughter.
11/20/2020 “Good morning Stall-service, I would appreciate a scoop of Safe Choice and two flakes of hay for breakfast please. Billy was saved from the slaughter pipeline as a little yearling pony.
Once home to Peaceful Acres Horses, Billy was seen by Dr. Julia (Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs NY) and his amazing Volunteer Caregivers. Billy was placed in a comfortable, clean and safe quarantine stall and his restoration and recovery began.
But the truth is, the journey of full restoration has been one of faith, teamwork, dedication, personal responsibility and sacrifice and absolute love and compassion. Billy is living proof that Compassion, Love, Dedication and Hope work to heal all wounds of one's past.
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Pedicures for Jazzy, Gabby, Valentino, Wyatt, Tricia, Blaze, Suzie Q, Whinny & Sassy. Lightning T is a SStandard bredwho raced, was then AFamished and then dumped into the slaughter pipeline.
PAH and our Amazing Supporters saved T's life, and he's now Forever Loved at our Sanctuary. *Jesse is a Saddle bred who is a PAH saved from the slaughter pipeline.
We are forever grateful to his team of veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in Saratoga Springs for saving his life!! 11/16/2020 Little Captain is taking reservations to meet with people who are unable to leave their homes because of age, illness or disability.
This is a wonderful Christmas Gift to give a loved one. 11/16/2020 Happy Monday Please be sure to look for the good, the opportunities, the joy, the peace, the hope, the love, the compassion, the unity, the health, the possibility and Your Purpose-filled Life.
Saved from being slaughtered for human consumption in November 2019. Now Safe, Loved and Showered with Compassion at Peaceful Acres Horses.
She came to PAH as a young Standard bred who had suffered a traumatic brain injury. We matched Gracie with our beautiful and kind rescued donkeys and through their friendship and our volunteer's commitment, love be, compassion and care, Gracie is thriving.
If you are not yet a PAH Member $20 or Feed Partner $42 (per month), please consider joining us. 11/09/2020 Happy 2 Year Adoption Placement Anniversary Sandy Pony, aka Pax.
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Hi there PAH Family A great day today for Shiloh!! He has had x-rays, an ultrasound and lots of (TLC) from Dr. Julia at Rood and Riddle in Saratoga Springs and of course from our amazing PAH Caregivers.
10/29/2020 Gratitude to Rood and Riddle Equine in Saratoga Springs Good, Happy Thursday from Little Jackie. Thank you so much to the Rood and Riddle Equine Team, Dr. Katie and Kat who came to the rescue last night for little Jackie.
10/28/2020 Fun times Roving to feed the rescues at Peaceful Acres Horses. We are so grateful to our Caregivers who take their time to care for the rescued horses.
Thank you to our Outside Feed Team CConrad Lee, Keegan, Tom, Grant, Tony, Angela and Paul!! Volunteer Caregivers are needed, please email for additional information and an application.
DixieRocks is one of the kindest & gentlest horses I've ever had the pleasure of bringing into our program here at PAH. Horses heal hearts, they guide us, encourage us and build our confidence.
Horse and Donkey Hugs program reservations, please email * PAH is located in Schenectady County NY My heart breaks for so many children caught in the tribulations of our current times.
Thank you so much Dr Julia Gloviczki and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs. Through your love, compassion, dedication and generosity, PAH is able to keep its promises.
Horse and Donkey Hugs program please email Let our Emotional Support Equines help you or your loved ones to have a peaceful ,,alming and carefree time at Peaceful Acres Horses .. 10/16/2020 Celebrating Sassy Born in 1979 saved by PAH in 2005 We love this old-timer.
From the moment we saved them from the slaughter pipeline, Juno and Samantha were sweet, wanted attention and were easy to handle and lead. Magic and Bonnie are a bonded pair of ponies who are ready to find their loving, compassionate Forever Guardian.
Bonnie is an “In Your Pocket” pony, so unbelievably sweet and social and Magic is a tad shy, supper cute, silly; together they are amazing! Angie is a 4-year-old HQ who will be available for adoption placement after she completes basic riding training in June 2019.
Angie came to PAH as a yearling who was seized from her owner after he was arrested on animal cruelty charges. Raphael is a stunning Saddle bred Gelding, about 10 years old, who is ready to meet his Forever Guardian who will continue with his training and love.
Lizzie and Amiga are a bonded pair of beautiful little minis who are ready to meet their Forever Guardian or Family. Please email Nanci@peacefulacreshorses.com for additional information and an adoption placement application.