Run Through the Jungle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 On our camping trip last week we had discussions about being stuck in tents and trailers with those who snore. I told Madison (we hung hammocks in a stall) that I could not guarantee a snore-free experience because I had no idea if I snore. The next day she exclaimed “Nope-Continue reading “Run Through the Jungle”

Take Away

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 I’ve been thinking about what I learned from volunteering at the OD ride for a couple of days now. As much as it was hard to be there without a horse watching everyone else¬†doing what I wanted to be doing, it was an invaluable experience and I’m so glad I volunteered.Continue reading “Take Away”

Manure on our Shoes

Sunday, June 7, 2015 One more small step: first overnight trip. Douthat is a local state park with fantastic horse camping sites. It’s still in the county, barely an hour drive door to door, and has new covered stalls for the horses complete with buckets, water, and horse amenities like shovels and wheelbarrows and hayContinue reading “Manure on our Shoes”

Maintenance 

Saturday, May 16, 2015 We are in maintenance mode right now. As a musician and teacher, the end of May is when everything culminates in a glorious bustle of concerts, juries, final performances and of course weddings. This means I’m pretty much booked for 8-12 hours 4-5 days a week with performances or weddings onContinue reading “Maintenance¬†“

Time. Truth. Heart.

Friday, May 1, 2015 Rainshowers bring spring flowers. Great. Also mud, and lightning. I don’t have any particular reason yet to go out in down pouring thunderstorms. I may be a little crazy, but I haven’t gotten to that point yet. So no ride today. We’ve postponed our ride to Saturday because it appears toContinue reading “Time. Truth. Heart.”

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Riding in my first LD event was a big step for team green to 100. With more reflection I am glad we participated in the ride instead of only volunteering because I learned a lot about what my horses need in their conditioning and home riding to be prepared for futureContinue reading “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride”

The No Frills

Saturday, April 25, 2015: Race Day 4:45am: I am not freezing. In fact I’m snugly warm in my cocoon. The first time I woke up was 1:20am. I think there was a loose horse stampeding around outside. I have always heard you don’t get much sleep before your ride. That seems like it would make itContinue reading “The No Frills”

I’ll Follow You Into The Dark

Saturday, April 4, 2015 Once again Nancy and I had planned to do my long ride, but the elements threw a curve. There was heavy rain on Friday and the Jackson River was rolling high. Nancy didn’t think Mireyah was ready for a high crossing yet, so we improvised once again and decided to takeContinue reading “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark”

Over the river and through the woods

Friday, March 13, 2015 Today was another farrier day. Faygo now has front shoes on for the season and is looking good. Khaleesi got a trim and her feet are also in good shape. The bruise from 6 weeks ago has hardened and healed up and with the hoof trim you can’t tell it happenedContinue reading “Over the river and through the woods”