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 newContinue reading “I’m with you.”

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.”


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?”

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 theContinue reading “Lesson of the bailing twine”

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 replyContinue reading “Part of your world”


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 inContinue reading “Building.”

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 seemContinue reading “Heart: the puzzle”


Sunday, January 29, 2017 I was recently asked regarding something we are working with Wild Heart on: Is she just being stubborn? I stopped and turned to my friend and answered: I never assume that. Sure- sometimes horses might have an opinion of I don’t want to do that– but I try never to start with theContinue reading “Best. “

Heart: on the road part deux

Sunday, January 15, 2017 This was too good of an update not to post so here’s a brief follow up to the Heart progress blog even though it’s the same day! Sunday was not as wet and cold as I’d expected so after some house chores (woke up and realized my barn was probably cleanerContinue reading “Heart: on the road part deux”