Give up the pattern

Know when you have to give up the pattern to work on the dance. Emily Kemp My long term plans for Khaleesi include finishing higher mileage events culminating hopefully in a single-day 100 mile ride. For Wyoming at the moment it includes having a horse that can function as a solid trail partner including transport […]

Kairos

I like to imagine a horse knows her name and will tell you if you ask. Khaleesi was born on March 17 and named Shamrock temporarily until she was renamed Ireland. I knew when she came to live with me however, that she had a real name and would reveal it when she was ready […]

Lessons: check in!

July 5, 2019 I recently hosted a 4-day private clinic with wonderful horsewoman Emily Kemp [Emily Kemp Horsemanship] for a handful of my riding friends. I can’t adequately describe in words the elegance and joy in Emily’s riding (and her genuine humility that accompanies it) but what I love even more is that we share […]

Healing and the Hope Cycle

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 I recently heard Holly Furtick talk about the Hope Cycle. She was inspired by an ancient letter written to people in Rome by a guy named Paul who suggested that we should be glad when we get to suffer… because suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character and character produces hope… […]

Eighth

May 1, 2019 I have struggled to write since my last post; it’s been the longest hiatus since I began the blog. It’s not due to lack of activity or material as much as there have been many seeds coming up all over the place with no finished concepts maturing into a blog that would […]

Ride on 2016

January 2, 2016 Last year was my first introduction to endurance and the start of my blog. This year I know just enough to be dangerous… And still have a long learning curve to go.  I do have a few goals for this year, and hopefully they will help me continue with sound healthy horses […]

The Cycle

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 I haven’t written in a while because we’ve been doing a mainly light pleasure riding and nothing very exciting has been happening in the team green world. We are waiting for the saddle to ship next month and whatever combination I use doesn’t seem to be all that bad but neither […]

Indian Summer

Sunday, November 8, 2015 As I said in my last post… Winter is coming. But apparently not quite yet. I asked my husband one particularly warm late September day… do you think this is Indian Summer? No. This is just still summer. Now we are in November- have had frosty cold nights, some days with […]

The Seasons Change… Pacing and Barn Sour Horses

Monday, November 2, 2015 I love the change of seasons. That doesn’t just mean I like to see the earth go through rebirth over the year-  I really love the changes of life’s pace. Summer is not only lush and warm… humid and green… but it is full of life. The days are long and […]

Mountaintop Riding

Tuesday, October 26, 2015 The white patches and sore spots on Khaleesi were a nightmare when they were happening, but now I am thankful they pushed me to reevaluate our saddle situation. This is a good time to get on top of that and if our saddle had been working ok, I may not have bothered […]