Go ahead… explain…

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 I believe there are reasons for the struggles and shaping I go through. They are good for me in the long run, but that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally throw a tantrum. Sometimes I have the energy to take the annoyance or difficulty in stride and sometimes I wish God would […]

Better than I deserve

Monday, October 22, 2018 Home from the last ride of 2018 I’m pleased and a little surprised to say we had a fantastic day. Better than expected and truly better than I deserved. The abrupt drop in temps made for a great morning for Khaleesi who has a full on winter fuzz coat that I […]

What can I do for you?

Saturday, November 4, 2017 It’s been two weeks since the Fort Valley 50 and I’ve taken one short ride with Khaleesi to stretch her legs and played a pretty intensive faculty chamber music concert (including extra dress rehearsals) and spent a few days running creative strings clinics for orchestra students in the Northern Virginia area. […]

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 that […]

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 for […]

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 what […]

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 but […]

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 […]

The Big Lonely

Friday, October 14, 2016 One of the highlights of endurance training is getting to do it with good friends! This blog is simply a photo treat of a two day ride I organized to climb some mountains, navigate some rocks, and get some interval training – and also an excuse to have a little girl […]