Cloud Nine Ride

February 8, 2015 In thinking of a title for this post I could only come up with something to attempt to describe how pleased, happy and elated I am after today! This is the best day of 2015 (so far!). I felt Khaleesi was ready for a trail ride, but not alone, and I had come up shortContinue reading “Cloud Nine Ride”

Rider Training

Friday, February 6, 2015 I have focused mostly here about training and conditioning the horses but I have been thinking hard about the fact that an endurance ride also means conditioning and training of the rider. Me. I’ve read a ton about what I need to do to get my horse ready, but I’m not completelyContinue reading “Rider Training”

Out of the Arena

Winter is a busy work time for me- I would love to have more days at the barn, but teaching, grant writing, meetings and rehearsals turn me into a weekend rider from mid-January through about April. Things gradually ease up through late spring and longer days and decent weather make riding more accessible. These areContinue reading “Out of the Arena”

Snow-an introduction

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Hello, I decided two things in January of 2015: to take seriously the thought that I could complete a 100 mile equine endurance race and to write about my journey in a blog. I’ve thought about writing down my experiences since moving to the rural Virginia mountains in 2007, but neverContinue reading “Snow-an introduction”