Ralph Nester: The Stable ~ “On the Cuff”

Through various contacts, I found out how to assemble a stable.  One of those ways was going to John and Joseph Pon’s farm in Bel Air, Maryland; they were the breeders of Cigar in later years. Well, there, all you needed was a horse trailer and just sign a paper.  They sold horses “on the cuff” which means that they supply … More Ralph Nester: The Stable ~ “On the Cuff”

Ralph Nester: There are Horsemen and There are Not

While managing Penowa Farms, I needed help and hired people in summer to mow fields, muck stalls and do general farm work.  My brothers were excellent at driving tractors, trucks, backhoes, dump trucks, cement trucks, hay trucks and anything that had a motor.  We’d even driven teams of horses on the farm in Virginia, so we could … More Ralph Nester: There are Horsemen and There are Not