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 aContinue reading “Miracle.”

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 forContinue reading “Against the odds”

Slims

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Well they’re here! After the original intended release in June I ordered them as soon as I saw they were not ‘backordered’ and ready to ship from Australia. Took a pretty hairy first ride to try them out- sort of accidentally. Drove to a nearby friend’s place for a short-ish butContinue reading “Slims”

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 wishContinue reading “Discomfort.”

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 andContinue reading “Identity Crisis”

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 mightContinue reading “What can I say?”

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. ItContinue reading “No Regrets…”

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 amContinue reading “Physical.”

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 offContinue reading “Seek… and ye shall find.  “