Fly into the turbulence

Saturday, September 22, 2018 I often wake up in the dark on race day and get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and wonder what I’m doing here. Why do I do this? Fear. Yes. I do feel fear. Thursday morning my biggest fear was that my Scootboots would fail me. What […]

Sometimes you’re the windshield

… sometimes you’re the bug…. Friday, September 7, 2018 This song has been wafting through from my teenage years from Mary Chapin Carpenter of late. I am preparing for the Biltmore 50 on September 20. It’s the AERC national championship ride and I was just informed Khaleesi and I qualify for it! I’ve been amping […]

I’m with you.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 I spent a couple days riding and camping with a close friend in West Virginia this week. The riding was stunning and the friendships rich. One of my favorite things about the trip was meeting new friends. An endurance friend connected me with a guide to help us through a new […]

Peace

August 13, 2018 Things in the barn have been quiet lately. No that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped going! Very funny. After years… at least four or five or even six… of seeking a different way of relating to horses… of struggling to connect and communicate with them more effectively. Something has clicked over. Friday I […]

I will not say I love you.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 I once heard it said that love is heard better as a non-verbal language. Khaleesi carried me 35 miles over two days of (over) 17-mile training rides literally over the rivers and through the woods. And she did it with a fresh barbed wire cut on her left front. I bandaged […]

The Long Dreams

Friday, July 6, 2018 Tevis season is near… the details that make my heart skip a little as I read about them. Why? Why on earth does this equine sport in its extreme forms appeal to some of us. I can’t explain it logically, but we are all created unique from one another, and for […]

The mud of black sheep

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 This weekend proved one of the toughest rides for me. It began the morning of departure – loading up and hitting the road. I didn’t feel great when I woke up… had a strange disconcerting dream about doing too many things that made me behind to teach a class… then everything […]

The time it takes.

June 21, 2018 It takes the time it takes. The biggest problem I run into when adults come to me to learn the violin is that their brain works faster than their body. It takes a long time to master the fine skills to play the violin- and when I say fine I mean small. […]

Delta-one-one

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 I promised Khaleesi to adjust the competition schedule this year to reflect her request for less gnarly grueling rocky trails. As I am a woman of my word I did not enter the Beast of the East this year as a competitor. However I have grown to love my Old Dominion […]

… and who are you becoming?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (Part 2) It’s become curious to me how each post will form as I’m reflecting on a myriad of ideas. It seems to take shape out of one of those geometric images that seems like static at first until you look at it long enough and a clear image begins to […]