Falling apart or into place?

Saturday, May 12, 2018 I recently heard a song that suggested though I may feel like my world is falling apart, really it’s falling into place. I love that thought. I’ve had some nagging questions that have been beginning to feed doubt into my world. The main concern in my horse world at least –Continue reading “Falling apart or into place?”

Equine Charades

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Life goes on without much to write about. A great trail ride with girlfriends, days in the field… nothing particularly interesting. Until yesterday. I decided to take a short ride in the afternoon and upon arriving at the pasture Khaleesi came over to greet me. I gave her a rub andContinue reading “Equine Charades”

Failure?

Sunday, March 11, 2018 I recently had coffee with a friend who also studies the Simple Equine Teaching (SET) method where we commiserated briefly on how we sometimes feel like failures with our horses. She had a few stories of horses questioning her leadership that sounded to me like she worked through pretty nicely. IContinue reading “Failure?”

Look… no hands?

Thursday, February 8, 2018 I’m grateful to have been able to find a day or two here and there for some regular riding each week in between freezing rain howling wind and snowstorms. We ended up with more snow accumulation than anticipated Sunday then beautiful sunny and mild Monday with the bonus of closed schoolsContinue reading “Look… no hands?”

What would love require?

Monday, January 15, 2018 I heard something recently that made me pause. wait… I’ll take a step back and fill on the context surrounding New Years resolutions. Most often people look for ways to improve themselves in the new year, but this talk I heard asked a different question: what will you do to makeContinue reading “What would love require?”

Getting back out

Thursday, January 11, 2017 I’m grateful that the ‘snow day’ closing this week came on a day that turned out beautiful in the afternoon. And finally after weeks of bitter cold I got back out on into the Great Arena of the woods and had a really stunning ride. I am trying a new padContinue reading “Getting back out”

Windchill

Sunday, January 7, 2017 There isn’t a whole lot happening on the farm at the moment. Thankfully these sub-zero windchill days are dry and we don’t have feet of snow to trudge through on top of the bitter cold and wind. For the most part my mares seem content if not a little cranky andContinue reading “Windchill”

Experiments in action

Monday, December 18, 2017 For those of you who have questioned my sanity lately you’re not alone. There have been times I’ve wondered if I’m on the right track myself. I did not end up on a solo ride Friday. I found two mares a little stir crazy with the cold wind and spent moreContinue reading “Experiments in action”

Rock & Roll

Friday, December 15, 2017 It’s been about two weeks since I committed to getting into my horse’s world and I’ve spent at least some time with them almost every day. I felt pretty certain I would not ride again until I noticed a shift– at least some change in how my horse related to me.Continue reading “Rock & Roll”

Lesson of the bailing twine

Sunday, December 10, 2017 This post is a bit of a combination of a couple experiences I’ve had this week. One of the days I went to work with the mares I had connected nicely with Wild Heart and she was coming with me at my shoulder. I had decided to take her into theContinue reading “Lesson of the bailing twine”