Margin, Barn Therapy & The Work

Who would you be without your story? Friday, December 23, 2016 Merry Christmas! During this Holiday season I’ve found myself building up internally with small stresses and irritations- running short on time and daylight to do all I want to get done.  A friend of mine recently shared a similar experience with things we bothContinue reading “Margin, Barn Therapy & The Work”

Heart: the process

December 11, 2016 Wild Heart came about a month ago and I’ve mentioned her in the blog but not been very focused on her here.  Green to 100 is the story of Khaleesi and me on a journey to a one-day 100, but Heart fits in the story as a team member and the thingsContinue reading “Heart: the process”

Wild Heart

Monday, October 31, 2016 Hello team green fans. This blog is an update and explanation of how October and ride season is wrapping up.  First there is no Fort Valley update because we didn’t go.  No- Khaleesi isn’t injured and she was basically ready to go and hopefully complete one last 50 of our firstContinue reading “Wild Heart”

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 girlContinue reading “The Big Lonely”

Power of the Mind

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Seventeen days until our last ride of the season.  I’ve heard Fort Valley is a challenge. As all the Old Dominion rides it’s rocky and rough, and mountainous. The variable however is weather.  The OD in June is going to be hot- only a question of how hot and how humid.Continue reading “Power of the Mind”

Balance Point

Sunday, October 2, 2016 I hope you have enjoyed riding high with me through my blogs lately… as sure as the world turns nothing lasts forever. Balance has been a key theme in my life for a long long time. A long time.  I’ve heard that slightly ‘unbalanced’ people are often very effective and changeContinue reading “Balance Point”

Let go.

Wednesday, September 29, 2016 Khaleesi and I are on a good streak lately: strong connection and great solo rides. I try to use “I” and “Me” because my horse is always perfect. She is a horse after all. She doesn’t lie and she always acts like a horse. She is a mirror at best andContinue reading “Let go.”

And sometimes…

Monday, September 26, 2016 … We dance.  Just as I’d sighed happily and said how blessed I felt to have a horse that runs to the gate to see me and dips her head into the rope halter asking: What wonderful adventure will we have together today? Things change – her hoof soreness has beenContinue reading “And sometimes…”

Testing the Limits

From Iron Mountain 50: Friday, August 26, 2016 7am: I felt the excitement of starting with more than 30 other riders in the morning fog along the New River. That feeling you get when you think ‘I get to ride my horse today!’ only times 100 because you are embarking on a 50 mile adventureContinue reading “Testing the Limits”