Layers

Monday, November 27, 2017 Though my recent travels were productive and heart warming filled with both learning and family time- I am always grateful to return home! The time spent with my Simple Equine Teaching family is always special and I never leave without learning new layers – most of the time about myself. IfContinue reading “Layers”

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.Continue reading “What can I do for you?”

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.”

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.”

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…”