What’s in a name?

Monday, February 12, 2018 Meet Wyoming. She came in late October 2016 with lots of human hopes and dreams she knew nothing about. Her name was Wild Heart. She was rounded up around Sweet Water Wyoming as a 2-year old wild mustang and lived on a reservation for a couple years. She was picked inContinue reading “What’s in a name?”

Look… no hands?

Thursday, February 8, 2018 I’m grateful to have been able to find a day or two here and there for some regular riding each week in between freezing rain howling wind and snowstorms. We ended up with more snow accumulation than anticipated Sunday then beautiful sunny and mild Monday with the bonus of closed schoolsContinue reading “Look… no hands?”

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”


Wednesday, October 10, 2017 I’ve been getting Wild Heart back on the trails by ponying her from Khaleesi at least once a week and though it began as a bit of a chore, I’m beginning to really look forward to those rides! First I’ve begun to expect Khaleesi to be more responsive to exactly whatContinue reading “Pony”

Hoof school

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Last Blog was the cliffhanger that I'd be taking a day-long workshop on hooves in order to better educate myself. Ok cliffhanger is a little over dramatized 🙂 For any new readers jumping in here I'll do a hoof synopsis: my weak link at the moment is Khaleesi's feet. They've alwaysContinue reading “Hoof school”


Monday, August 14, 2017 I've been asked a few times lately if I'm getting ready for another endurance event. The answer has been the same since mid-June: Yes! Hopefully in September! It's a long in-season hiatus especially since I didn't complete the OD so my last 50 was in April. I don't usually ride inContinue reading “Building.”

Seek… and ye shall find.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017 After a really fascinating day at the barn I’m left reflecting over that gut thing, that voice from somewhere else that has led me to the place I’m in right now. Then I feel grateful because that search that started as a gut feeling those years back that sent me offContinue reading “Seek… and ye shall find.  “

Heart: Disrespect 

Monday, May 1, 2017 I haven’t updated Heart’s journey in a while. I have been writing more about Khaleesi as she so far is having a good 3rd season as an endurance horse. The other side is that I haven’t been sure what exactly to write about. I’d been watching her progress nicely then graduallyContinue reading “Heart: Disrespect “

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 “