The Seasons Change… Pacing and Barn Sour Horses

Monday, November 2, 2015 I love the change of seasons. That doesn’t just mean I like to see the earth go through rebirth over the year-  I really love the changes of life’s pace. Summer is not only lush and warm… humid and green… but it is full of life. The days are long andContinue reading “The Seasons Change… Pacing and Barn Sour Horses”

Mountaintop Riding

Tuesday, October 26, 2015 The white patches and sore spots on Khaleesi were a nightmare when they were happening, but now I am thankful they pushed me to reevaluate our saddle situation. This is a good time to get on top of that and if our saddle had been working ok, I may not have botheredContinue reading “Mountaintop Riding”

The Search for a Saddle

Week of October 19th …. continued saga of finding the right saddle…. I took a lovely ride with friends along the Jackson River borrowing my friend’s Synergist endurance saddle [this one not for sale]. Synergist saddles are all about the custom fit- for the person and the horse. They even will send you a moldContinue reading “The Search for a Saddle”

Post Season

Monday, October 19, 2015 Our first season is now behind us and it’s a mix between the letdown of anticipation and activity and a more relaxed feeling of enjoying the ride without training goals in the forefront. I sometimes just go to the barn to bring apples and love and the girls must know becauseContinue reading “Post Season”

Part 2: What it’s all about

Monday, October 12, 2015 Ride time for the open 25 mile was much later than I’d liked (9:30am) because that puts us riding in the warmest part of the day. It had been cool for the past week and our final training in the rainy chill had been great. It was Faygo I was thinkingContinue reading “Part 2: What it’s all about”

Part 1: Base camp, volunteering, and saddle fit

Sunday, October 11, 2015 We arrived in base camp Wednesday afternoon and unloaded camp. It was great to have all 3 of us to handle horses, gear, hauling water and throwing hay and we were set up pretty quickly. Just as we sat down for a drink and snack an unfamiliar guy pulls over inContinue reading “Part 1: Base camp, volunteering, and saddle fit”

The Kitchen Sink

Monday, October 5, 2015 This blog seems to be a kitchen sink kind of entry as it’s forming very loosely in my mind. We’ve had some pretty ugly weather in the past week. Storms off the coast and other weather fronts have socked us in with some rain, wind and cooler temperatures. Thankfully some sunshineContinue reading “The Kitchen Sink”

Get it done

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 September has been a tough month to balance. Work has kicked into gear with early fall activities that keep me organizing, teaching, rehearsing (driving all around the area) and communicating at a good clip. I am grateful that Khaleesi is in shape right now and just needs some maintenance riding toContinue reading “Get it done”

The little things

Monday, September 21, 2015 Khaleesi has had a well deserved break, and Faygo and I have taken a few rides- a little alone time together, and some trail clearing and riding fun with Nancy and Mireyah. It’s been forever since we’ve ridden with them and that was a great ride. We got off and clippedContinue reading “The little things”

The Big South Fork

Monday, September 14, 2015 I was on the fence about this ride. I worried about the long drive. I worried that we would drive all that way for a miserable ride in the pouring rain and lightning. I worried that I have too much to do to give three full days to this self-indulgent hobbyContinue reading “The Big South Fork”