green to….

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Just over two years ago as an avid trail rider I decided to take on the ambitious goal of a single-day 100 mile ride. I can’t tell you exactly what possessed me to decide this, but something inspired me and I think I said it out loud at a dinner partyContinue reading “green to….”

Refined through the fire. 

April 26, 2017 Where to begin? There’s been a lag in my blogging because I’ve been too busy doing to catch up with writing. Let me try to sum it up. Since my last blog post: my mother came to visit. We hosted a two-day private horsemanship type clinic together with friends (horsemanship seems theContinue reading “Refined through the fire. “


Saturday, April 1, 2017 Circumstances has been such that Khaleesi has had more rest and down time than she probably needed.  Or maybe if you look at life a certain way- what you get is always exactly what you need.  How do you know? Because it’s what is and it can be nothing but that. Continue reading “Connected. “

The road to Blackwater 

Friday, March 3, 2017 All systems are go so we plan to hit the road in the morning.  My farrier came Wednesday to put the shoe back on- turns out his schedule changed and he showed up while I was at work instead of later in the evening as we’d planned. This always makes meContinue reading “The road to Blackwater “

Getting there part 2

Later on Thursday, February 23, 2017 We loaded up at 7:30am and headed down the mountain to the vet. Khaleesi was already improved from 3-legged lame the previous day but she was still noticeably off.  My farrier said he was sorry he couldn’t meet us at the vet and I assured him we’d stay inContinue reading “Getting there part 2”

Just getting there

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Cue the suspense music… After the wonderful glowing report that we were all back on track and looking forward to a fabulous season (barring any unforeseen circumstances) the unforeseen circumstances have come early! Khaleesi is lame. Bad lame. Like hoping it’s an abscess lame. It does look like it’s in theContinue reading “Just getting there”

Test run. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 After the vet visit we had at least a plan.  My vet and farrier got together, went over the X-rays and my horse’s history and needs and we all agreed the best way forward is to be in metal shoes and pads for the foreseeable future. This will make her asContinue reading “Test run. “


Monday, February 6, 2017 I’ve been thinking about (and talking to Susan about) how sensitive to her environment on the trail Khaleesi is and how interesting it is to me to see that seem to increase over time when I would have thought it would decrease. Then just the other day I read an AERCContinue reading “Spooky”

Heart: the puzzle

Saturday, February 4, 2017 It’s February.  So far Khaleesi is on track for 50 miles at the Blackwater ride on March 5. We’re picking up miles with at least one 10-15 mile ride per week and she’s stayed sound. Saddle fit is doing great with my old pad and we even have boots that seemContinue reading “Heart: the puzzle”


Monday, January 30, 2017 Back to the details that keep us moving toward 100… which means 50 in just over a month.  My size 3 scoot boots arrived last week and I believe they fit. They are just tight   enough to be snug but not to cause pressure or rubbing.  I love the design.Continue reading “Scoots “