Go ahead… explain…

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 I believe there are reasons for the struggles and shaping I go through. They are good for me in the long run, but that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally throw a tantrum. Sometimes I have the energy to take the annoyance or difficulty in stride and sometimes I wish God wouldContinue reading “Go ahead… explain…”

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 ampingContinue reading “Sometimes you’re the windshield”

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 newContinue reading “I’m with you.”

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 IContinue reading “Peace”

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 bandagedContinue reading “I will not say I love you.”

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 forContinue reading “The Long Dreams”

… 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 toContinue reading “… and who are you becoming?”

Beyond me

Sunday, May 20, 2018 I wouldn’t trade her for any other horse in the world. There’s something incredibly sweet about having that horse you click with- through the good times and the hard times and in the in-between times. I was recently on a trail ride with some folks visiting for a local competition theyContinue reading “Beyond me”

Equine Charades

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Life goes on without much to write about. A great trail ride with girlfriends, days in the field… nothing particularly interesting. Until yesterday. I decided to take a short ride in the afternoon and upon arriving at the pasture Khaleesi came over to greet me. I gave her a rub andContinue reading “Equine Charades”

Success.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Friday morning was cold and windy and I had to put a fair amount of effort into keeping Khaleesi’s attention. I was not completely successful even as we walked my speed onto the open for competition trail past the starting line following 10 minutes of asking for a walk and gettingContinue reading “Success.”