The knife.

Monday, November 6, 2017 My journey into hoof health continues. I went back to check my hoof history and am reminded that I’ve only had this mare just over 3 years (feels like I’ve had her forever…) and actually she was only in shoes starting as a 5 yr old: 2015: August-November 2016:April-November 2017: March-JuneContinue reading “The knife.”

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 thatContinue reading “Lessons.”

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”

Pony

Wednesday, October 10, 2017 I’ve been getting Wild Heart back on the trails by ponying her from Khaleesi at least once a week and though it began as a bit of a chore, I’m beginning to really look forward to those rides! First I’ve begun to expect Khaleesi to be more responsive to exactly whatContinue reading “Pony”

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.”

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.”

Obsession: work for solo horse and rider in 4/4, 2/4 and 3/4 time 

Sunday, July 23, 2017 I can hardly remember the last solo ride I’ve taken with Khaleesi. I’ve been blessed with the season of riding friends as some of my favorite riding buddies have been ‘in town’ for the nice weather and for the past 2 years or so Susan has been coming up to rideContinue reading “Obsession: work for solo horse and rider in 4/4, 2/4 and 3/4 time “