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”

A million times.

Monday, April 23, 2018 Sunday evening I went to feed hay. My girls are on restricted pasture now so there is grass but it’s limited so I throw a few flakes of hay a couple times a day. Normal behavior when I toss the hay is for the mares to wait until I get aContinue reading “A million times.”

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.”

What would love require?

Monday, January 15, 2018 I heard something recently that made me pause. wait… I’ll take a step back and fill on the context surrounding New Years resolutions. Most often people look for ways to improve themselves in the new year, but this talk I heard asked a different question: what will you do to makeContinue reading “What would love require?”

Windchill

Sunday, January 7, 2017 There isn’t a whole lot happening on the farm at the moment. Thankfully these sub-zero windchill days are dry and we don’t have feet of snow to trudge through on top of the bitter cold and wind. For the most part my mares seem content if not a little cranky andContinue reading “Windchill”

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”

Rock & Roll

Friday, December 15, 2017 It’s been about two weeks since I committed to getting into my horse’s world and I’ve spent at least some time with them almost every day. I felt pretty certain I would not ride again until I noticed a shift– at least some change in how my horse related to me.Continue reading “Rock & Roll”

My herd!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 There have been so many cool things going on in my field lately I’m having a hard time keeping up sharing the highlights! I am so glad I made the decision to purposefully take the time to enter their world as it’s been interesting- and in many ways I’ve enjoyed itContinue reading “My herd!”