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.”

Love is patient.

Friday, April 5, 2018 I have been very interested in love for at least a year… what does love require… what does walking in love cost (it always costs something)… how do we take and give love to others and how do we love like the other (horse, human, dog etc) needs and not justContinue reading “Love is patient.”

Failure?

Sunday, March 11, 2018 I recently had coffee with a friend who also studies the Simple Equine Teaching (SET) method where we commiserated briefly on how we sometimes feel like failures with our horses. She had a few stories of horses questioning her leadership that sounded to me like she worked through pretty nicely. IContinue reading “Failure?”

Florida

Saturday, February 24, 2018 I’ve been on a tour de FLA this week and horses have been the thread linking the 3 legs of the trip. It began on the East coast catching up with dear friends Laurie, Sarah and Madison. Laurie owns the property in VA my horses currently live on and through herContinue reading “Florida”

Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Some local friends have an annual tradition of spending February 2 (regardless of what day of the week it falls or the weather) devoting a night to their favorite French peasant dish: Cassoulet — paired with a screening of the classic allegorical film Groundhog Day. I love good food and thisContinue reading “Groundhog Day”

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”

Layers

Monday, November 27, 2017 Though my recent travels were productive and heart warming filled with both learning and family time- I am always grateful to return home! The time spent with my Simple Equine Teaching family is always special and I never leave without learning new layers – most of the time about myself. IfContinue reading “Layers”

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.  “