Getting back out

Thursday, January 11, 2017 I’m grateful that the ‘snow day’ closing this week came on a day that turned out beautiful in the afternoon. And finally after weeks of bitter cold I got back out on into the Great Arena of the woods and had a really stunning ride. I am trying a new padContinue reading “Getting back out”


Sunday, January 7, 2017 There isn’t a whole lot happening on the farm at the moment. Thankfully these sub-zero windchill days are dry and we don’t have feet of snow to trudge through on top of the bitter cold and wind. For the most part my mares seem content if not a little cranky andContinue reading “Windchill”

The great arena

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! The bitter cold temps are setting in with a shiver. I am less die hard this winter to keep up a conditioning schedule and am encouraging some physical rest during the coldest days working on mental and basic retooling of some simple things. I didContinue reading “The great arena”

The skies I’m under

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 You may notice this blog is unusual in that I have no photos. It just happened that I didn’t have my phone on me for the ride and I didn’t do any video or photos before/after today. Today I loaded up the mare and went to meet a friend for aContinue reading “The skies I’m under”

Experiments in action

Monday, December 18, 2017 For those of you who have questioned my sanity lately you’re not alone. There have been times I’ve wondered if I’m on the right track myself. I did not end up on a solo ride Friday. I found two mares a little stir crazy with the cold wind and spent moreContinue reading “Experiments in action”

Rock & Roll

Friday, December 15, 2017 It’s been about two weeks since I committed to getting into my horse’s world and I’ve spent at least some time with them almost every day. I felt pretty certain I would not ride again until I noticed a shift– at least some change in how my horse related to me.Continue reading “Rock & Roll”

My herd!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 There have been so many cool things going on in my field lately I’m having a hard time keeping up sharing the highlights! I am so glad I made the decision to purposefully take the time to enter their world as it’s been interesting- and in many ways I’ve enjoyed itContinue reading “My herd!”

Lesson of the bailing twine

Sunday, December 10, 2017 This post is a bit of a combination of a couple experiences I’ve had this week. One of the days I went to work with the mares I had connected nicely with Wild Heart and she was coming with me at my shoulder. I had decided to take her into theContinue reading “Lesson of the bailing twine”

Hands free

Saturday, December 9, 2017 My previous post (Part of your world) described how I’d decided to get serious about improved relationship building with my top mare a week or so ago. Now I’ll begin telling how it’s gone over the days. I’ll start by saying I don’t have an instructional DVD set or a planContinue reading “Hands free”

Part of your world

Thursday, December 7, 2017 Friend via email: Can you ride Friday? Actual reply: No, sorry… I have some meetings and rehearsals and can’t get away- you guys have a great time and thanks for thinking of me! Inside voice:if I were free I’d have had to say the slightly crazy other half of the replyContinue reading “Part of your world”