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 getting […]

Odds are

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Well today is load up to my favorite ride of the season and anniversary of sorts as it was my endurance event as well. The Old Dominion No Frills 55. Last weekend I spent two hot days (high of 80 on Friday) riding with my endurance friend Sally and a friend […]

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 just […]

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. I […]

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 this […]

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 make […]

Getting back out

Thursday, January 11, 2017 I’m grateful that the ‘snow day’ closing this week came on a day that turned out beautiful in the afternoon. And finally after weeks of bitter cold I got back out on into the Great Arena of the woods and had a really stunning ride. I am trying a new pad […]