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?”


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”


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.  “

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 “

Refined through the fire. 

April 26, 2017 Where to begin? There’s been a lag in my blogging because I’ve been too busy doing to catch up with writing. Let me try to sum it up. Since my last blog post: my mother came to visit. We hosted a two-day private horsemanship type clinic together with friends (horsemanship seems theContinue reading “Refined through the fire. “

All things old…

Monday, May 23, 2016 As promised, work has been busy after returning from the Buck clinic. Still I’ve carved out a get back on the trail afternoon for a 12 mile ride and snuck in a morning to warm up our arena skills inspired by seeing the work in action in Reno.  I saw someContinue reading “All things old…”

Moving right along

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 It’s nice to have a run where all falls into place. I will try to remember this the next it all seems to fall apart (realistically you do get both). Since my last post I’ve been riding, studying, researching, working out and processing.    The processing is what I do here…Continue reading “Moving right along”


Monday, February 29, 2016 The weather changed overnight and Sunday was heavenly. The breeze was warm and the sun shone and I even wore my new (bought out of season on clearance months ago) half chaps for the first time (I’ve been in winter boots until yesterday) and that felt amazing! It was the firstContinue reading “Great!”

Big Ideas

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 This month has continued with less than ideal riding conditions. I am thankful for some of the mild temps earlier on and the mileage we’ve racked up toward our first ride which is coming up fast (Leatherwood, Saturday March 26). We are now less than one month out! Does it makeContinue reading “Big Ideas”