Saturday, May 20, 2017 Less than a month to go till June 10 when I tack up for a 5:30am start at the OD100. My brain is ticking along and lists are getting made and checked off.  Thankfully riding and conditioning assignments are light in this time window because the amount of mental energy goingContinue reading “Details….”

Dragonfly in the sun… you know what I mean..

Butterfly out having fun… you know what I mean… Saturday, May 13, 2017 Back to song lyrics again. Sometimes I just can’t get them out of my head and this one has stuck since my last ride a couple days ago.  Feeling Good… One month till our first 100 and the assignment from my enduranceContinue reading “Dragonfly in the sun… you know what I mean..”

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….”

Heart: Disrespect 

Monday, May 1, 2017 I haven’t updated Heart’s journey in a while. I have been writing more about Khaleesi as she so far is having a good 3rd season as an endurance horse. The other side is that I haven’t been sure what exactly to write about. I’d been watching her progress nicely then graduallyContinue reading “Heart: Disrespect “

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. “

Blackwater Swamp Monster

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 I just don’t do early mornings well.  Especially dark ride mornings that are 24 degrees after half freezing in the trailer even with a heater and having to get up to switch it on or off or change propane tanks.  Tacked up by 6:30am… that’s the goal. Ride start at 7.Continue reading “Blackwater Swamp Monster”

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”

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. “