Eighth

May 1, 2019 I have struggled to write since my last post; it’s been the longest hiatus since I began the blog. It’s not due to lack of activity or material as much as there have been many seeds coming up all over the place with no finished concepts maturing into a blog that would […]

Better than I deserve

Monday, October 22, 2018 Home from the last ride of 2018 I’m pleased and a little surprised to say we had a fantastic day. Better than expected and truly better than I deserved. The abrupt drop in temps made for a great morning for Khaleesi who has a full on winter fuzz coat that I […]

Delta-one-one

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 I promised Khaleesi to adjust the competition schedule this year to reflect her request for less gnarly grueling rocky trails. As I am a woman of my word I did not enter the Beast of the East this year as a competitor. However I have grown to love my Old Dominion […]

Success.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Friday morning was cold and windy and I had to put a fair amount of effort into keeping Khaleesi’s attention. I was not completely successful even as we walked my speed onto the open for competition trail past the starting line following 10 minutes of asking for a walk and getting […]

Odds are

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Well today is load up to my favorite ride of the season and anniversary of sorts as it was my endurance event as well. The Old Dominion No Frills 55. Last weekend I spent two hot days (high of 80 on Friday) riding with my endurance friend Sally and a friend […]

Lessons.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Last post (Miracle) I went through the miracle part of my weekend– hoof boots that held up to an OD ride! Now for the lessons… As I trotted across the finish line under the lights at 7:25pm (with a cutoff time of 7:30) my triumphant words to the gracious volunteers that […]

Miracle.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 The last post Against the odds I said I was looking forward to a miracle or a lesson. In fact I got both. The lessons can wait a day or so until I collect my thoughts but a shorter review on the big question of the hoof boots seemed like a […]

Against the odds

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Early registration and deposit for the Fort Valley 50 next Friday in mail: check. Last 26 mile ride to be sure my girl is still holding up: check. Tack cleaning and pre-packing started: check check. At the moment I am on target to head out in less than a week for […]

Gifts [edited]

Monday, June 12, 2017 One thing I love is finding ways everything is a gift- even the things you didn’t think you wanted. If you change perspective and turn them around enough you can see the beauty- but sometimes it takes a little squinting through tears! I am back from the OD safely and have […]

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 offer […]