The land of unicorns

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 I’m just back from Scotland which I learned adopted the unicorn as its national animal in the 1300s. Apparently much of the Western world believed them to be real until ‘disproven’ in the 1800s. (We all laugh at this now but we are more civilized and modern than that… of courseContinue reading “The land of unicorns”

Now what?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Since pulling out of the OD100 on my first try a couple weeks back I find my life to be surprisingly normal (slight sarcasm). No long term disappointment holding on… just back to life as usual! No regrets.  My farrier came out. He looked at the bare hoof and wondered whyContinue reading “Now what?”

Love letter to my crew:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:30am start on Saturday means an early morning- in fact 5:30 am start means I’m on my horse by 5:15 (ideally but it hardly ever works that way for me) so probably getting up by 4am to make sure we are adequately dosed with coffee. As for Khaleesi, I will offerContinue reading “Love letter to my crew:”

One week…

Saturday, June 3, 2017 Can I really be one week out? This thing I’ve been working towards for years… the thing that the closer it gets the farther away it seems… that concept of limits in high school calculus where the closer you get to something you infinitely split the space in half and never arrive….Continue reading “One week…”

ˈkäNGɡro͞oənt

Thursday, May 25, 2017 As this 40th year for me draws to a close in July there and I get closer to a big riding goal- I also reflect on where I am in life and what it means to the larger journey.  A good place to check in.  Those of us who are horseContinue reading “ˈkäNGɡro͞oənt”

Details….

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Less than a month to go till June 10 when I tack up for a 5:30am start at the OD100. My brain is ticking along and lists are getting made and checked off.  Thankfully riding and conditioning assignments are light in this time window because the amount of mental energy goingContinue reading “Details….”

Dragonfly in the sun… you know what I mean..

Butterfly out having fun… you know what I mean… Saturday, May 13, 2017 Back to song lyrics again. Sometimes I just can’t get them out of my head and this one has stuck since my last ride a couple days ago.  Feeling Good… One month till our first 100 and the assignment from my enduranceContinue reading “Dragonfly in the sun… you know what I mean..”

green to….

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Just over two years ago as an avid trail rider I decided to take on the ambitious goal of a single-day 100 mile ride. I can’t tell you exactly what possessed me to decide this, but something inspired me and I think I said it out loud at a dinner partyContinue reading “green to….”

Heart: Disrespect 

Monday, May 1, 2017 I haven’t updated Heart’s journey in a while. I have been writing more about Khaleesi as she so far is having a good 3rd season as an endurance horse. The other side is that I haven’t been sure what exactly to write about. I’d been watching her progress nicely then graduallyContinue reading “Heart: Disrespect “

Connected. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Circumstances has been such that Khaleesi has had more rest and down time than she probably needed.  Or maybe if you look at life a certain way- what you get is always exactly what you need.  How do you know? Because it’s what is and it can be nothing but that. Continue reading “Connected. “