Barn Stories

woman kissing old horse
'Barn Stories,' Ep. 71: Old soldier
Anyone who's ever treasured a horse will appreciate poignant stories like this one.
Older gentleman in show clothes sitting on chestnut horse
'Barn Stories' Ep. 70: One last gift
Get ready for an unexpected twist on the classic story of the patient horse dad.
Tow dark brown/bay horses in snow-filled enclosure
'Barn Stories,' Ep. 69: The kindness of strangers
An open gate and an excited dog result in an unplanned excursion for two horses. Find out how their adventure unfolds in this episode.
Woman standing with palomino horse and holding up copy of book
'Barn Stories' Ep. 68: My story book horse
Did your love of horses start in the pages of a book? If so, this episode is for you.
Woman posing with palomino horse
'Barn Stories' Ep. 67: Standing firm
In this episode, we discover the difference between a good trail horse and a great one.
horse nosing a woman
'Barn Stories' Ep. 65: Grace and gratitude
A gift horse puts an unwelcome end to a dream of actually shopping for that horse. Is there a lesson here?
A horse with a hind leg trapped in stall bars
'Barn Stories' Ep. 64: Hanging in the balance
This episode of ‘Barn Stories’ recounts a freak accident that resulted in a scenario of nightmarish proportions. The horse owner who sent us this story relates the details of that harrowing...
'Barn Stories' Ep. 63: Hard bargain
We’ve featured many essays on "Barn Stories" about saying goodbye to a beloved horse, but this is the first time a writer has penned a touching farewell to a favorite pair of chaps. Maybe a special piece...
author and her horse
‘Barn Stories’ Ep. 60: She's leaving home
For years, this story's author avoided travel because she didn’t want to leave her horses behind. Tune in to this episode of "Barn Stories" to find out what happened when she finally took the plunge.
'Barn Stories' Ep. 59: Yesterday and today
Losing one cherished horse is bad enough, but how does one move forward after losing two?
'Barn Stories' Ep. 58: The next step
The long, quiet hours waiting for a colic to resolve can provide an opportunity for thoughtful reflection. In this episode of “Barn Stories,” an owner uses that time to truly appreciate the...
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'Barn Stories' Ep. 56: The pony and me
If you've ever had a relationship with a pint-sized equine, this episode is sure to resonate with you.