Love in a Rectangle

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Twelve days after the OD 50 and Khaleesi’s rear joints are almost back to no fluid at all. The first time they filled last fall it took a few weeks for them to go down so this is good improvement. I hope building her fitness, continuing to work and rest herContinue reading “Love in a Rectangle”

Leadership Material

Saturday, June 18, 2016 We’re back in rest & recovery mode; I have put in a little groundwork time, some attention to Faygo and even got one of the farm horses out for another fitness ride so he’s ready when ‘mom’ returns to ride him this summer. Oh- and I’ve gotten some gardening and paperworkContinue reading “Leadership Material”

Every Little Thing

Monday, June 13, 2016 It was the Old Dominion (I had never heard of Tevis) that first captured my imagination of riding 100 miles through an article in a local electrical co-op magazine. The ride is nicknamed the Beast of the East and of the riders I’ve met (a very limited sampling) who’ve ridden bothContinue reading “Every Little Thing”

The Irony of Ride Season

Monday, June 6, 2016 …..so wait a minute. Let me do the math here… I spend all winter riding my horse as much as possible even when it’s not fun and then we finally come out of the cold and get into ride season, and if I do one 50 mile ride per month withContinue reading “The Irony of Ride Season”

Bear Hollow Training

Wendesday, June 1, 2016 After two solid weeks off and some shorter rides to get back in the swing- she is rolling on ahead full steam toward our second and more challenging 50.    We did a fun ‘home brew’ LD over the weekend where I loaded up Kahleesi and Faygo in the morning withContinue reading “Bear Hollow Training”

The more you know you don’t know. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 We went to see my closest mentor today! It’s so nice to have some experienced eyes on what I’m doing.  I need some direction and help. I’m full of inspiration yet floundering around with my groundwork and on Sunday our time in the arena was less than perfect.  It was soContinue reading “The more you know you don’t know. “

All things old…

Monday, May 23, 2016 As promised, work has been busy after returning from the Buck clinic. Still I’ve carved out a get back on the trail afternoon for a 12 mile ride and snuck in a morning to warm up our arena skills inspired by seeing the work in action in Reno.  I saw someContinue reading “All things old…”

Unnatural Horsemanship 

Monday, May 16, 2016 Bull butter… It’s not natural horsemanship. There is nothing natural about it. You’re asking a horse to give up their nature and partner with you. It’s opposite of natural for them to think and not run. –Buck Brannaman I took a long weekend to spend a few days visiting my momContinue reading “Unnatural Horsemanship “