Deal or No Deal

Monday, February 15, 2015 I have been reading The Horse (Epic History of our noble companions) by Wendy Williams. A much more fascinating read than I anticipated, one chapter features a horseman that takes in last chance mustangs who haven’t done well in more than one adoptive home. He said (paraphrasing): you have to look […]


Friday, February 12, 2016 After racking up almost 50 miles last week on Khaleesi – we took advantage of mild weather and some available time that doesn’t always come so easily… This week is for some healing and recovery.  It’s the perfect week for it because the weather has turned winter with a vengeance. Cold […]

I’d like to get to know you

Sunday, January 31, 2016 I have been thinking about the human-horse relationship more and more lately. I used to think training was about getting the horse to do what you want/need, hopefully in a gentle way but the point was… Well… Obedience. It would be a bonus if that would also equal willingness.  Kind of […]

How a year changes things. 

Sunday, January 23, 2016 Last winter I spent a lot of time riding Faygo and ponying Khaleesi along to help build her fitness. I used to nickname her ‘the anchor’ (not a great nickname for an endurance horse in training I suppose).  Pictures from last year ponying Khaleesi:         Today was the first time I rode […]

Snow day gift 

Friday, January 22, 2016 As I lingered under the covers Thursday morning I thought about how pretty and mild the day was forecasted to be. The one day of the week I was booked solid from 9am-7:30pm. I grabbed my phone to check morning emails without climbing out of the covers even for coffee to […]