Discomfort.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 Friday brought a beautiful mild early Fall day and a long overdue ride with some friends. Khaleesi seems to be coming back all around so this ‘fast and far’ ride seemed a good testing ground to see where she is. My friend’s son in from NYC had only one birthday wish […]

Identity Crisis

Monday, September 25, 2017 Three weeks since a blog post! I’ve been at the barn but not riding so much. For a few weeks my horse program has felt on the fritz and my real work has been ramping up and needing extra attention. So I gave my mares some time to be horses and […]

What can I say?

Friday, September 1, 2017 I haven't written recently not because my mind is blank or because I haven't been active with my horses. I just don't know what exactly to say. So in discussion with the 4am voices in my head that often turn into a blog post all I could think was I might […]

No Regrets…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 I have a mantra here that the only ride I regret is the one I didn't take… even on those days where I just don't feel it… once out there on the horse something wonderful comes of it. Right? So finally a ride where I almost take it back. Almost. It […]

Physical.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Mental building is important but to get to 100 so is physical building… which includes hoof care, nutrition and riding. My miles have been unimpressive this summer. Most weeks I've gotten in a 12-15 mi ride and true, any ride around here isn't a walk in the park, but I am […]

Tack and Tweaks

It’s a much more interesting journey when I’m able to include her in the decisions of her own care and tack. To stop looking at her behaviors as training issues and first ask what she is saying.

Seek… and ye shall find.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017 After a really fascinating day at the barn I’m left reflecting over that gut thing, that voice from somewhere else that has led me to the place I’m in right now. Then I feel grateful because that search that started as a gut feeling those years back that sent me off […]

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 course […]

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 why […]