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. “


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 “


Sunday, January 29, 2017 I was recently asked regarding something we are working with Wild Heart on: Is she just being stubborn? I stopped and turned to my friend and answered: I never assume that. Sure- sometimes horses might have an opinion of I don’t want to do that– but I try never to start with theContinue reading “Best. “


Saturday, January 21, 2017 Those who know me will not find it hard to agree when I say subtlety is often lost on me.  I have a (now) favorite story where God continued to try to point me the right direction and I resisted until I finally pulled a muscle trying to go my ownContinue reading “Rest. “

Heart: on the road part deux

Sunday, January 15, 2017 This was too good of an update not to post so here’s a brief follow up to the Heart progress blog even though it’s the same day! Sunday was not as wet and cold as I’d expected so after some house chores (woke up and realized my barn was probably cleanerContinue reading “Heart: on the road part deux”

Heart: on the road. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017 K seems to have pulled something in her shoulder and is slightly off so she’s on rest. If I had to guess it is a product of muddy fields and her self appointed job of keeping Wild Heart ‘in line’. Sometimes her bucking and galloping and sliding are less then graceful. Continue reading “Heart: on the road. “