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 new […]

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 […]

Lesson of the bailing twine

Sunday, December 10, 2017 This post is a bit of a combination of a couple experiences I’ve had this week. One of the days I went to work with the mares I had connected nicely with Wild Heart and she was coming with me at my shoulder. I had decided to take her into the […]

Part of your world

Thursday, December 7, 2017 Friend via email: Can you ride Friday? Actual reply: No, sorry… I have some meetings and rehearsals and can’t get away- you guys have a great time and thanks for thinking of me! Inside voice:if I were free I’d have had to say the slightly crazy other half of the reply […]

Building.

Monday, August 14, 2017 I've been asked a few times lately if I'm getting ready for another endurance event. The answer has been the same since mid-June: Yes! Hopefully in September! It's a long in-season hiatus especially since I didn't complete the OD so my last 50 was in April. I don't usually ride in […]

Heart: the puzzle

Saturday, February 4, 2017 It’s February.  So far Khaleesi is on track for 50 miles at the Blackwater ride on March 5. We’re picking up miles with at least one 10-15 mile ride per week and she’s stayed sound. Saddle fit is doing great with my old pad and we even have boots that seem […]