04/24/16 9:57am
Hedgewood Farm horse

Nancy Mullady of Southold grooms her horse Chelsea  earlier this week. “She is pretty much my whole life — my gym, my therapy, all in one,” she said. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Hedgewood Farm co-owner and riding teacher Dawn Hommel sat on the side of the instruction ring in the warm sunlight Thursday afternoon softly commenting to Elle O’Neill, 7, of Peconic as the young student rode on a pony named ‘Pebbles’.

“Good girl. Keep smiling. Good old lady (the horse). Relax. Enjoy it. Have fun. That was awesome today kiddo,” she said. (more…)