A new decade

January 1, 2020 I am glad to wish you all a Happy New Year and even more glad to share that after months of no words, I am back. This year has brought a tough process, yet I have reason to hope that the death of 2019 and the emerging of a new decade bringContinue reading “A new decade”

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 shareContinue reading “Lessons: check in!”

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…Continue reading “Healing and the Hope Cycle”

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 wouldContinue reading “Eighth”

Hunting the feel

Friday, December 18, 2015 The soft feel is the goal that it seems everything is in service to. Being able to do as much as possible with as little as possible. The instinct of when exactly to release when your horse begins to try- not to wait until the entire physical motion has played out.Continue reading “Hunting the feel”

Update… small steps

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Training a horse is insulting to the horse. Don’t be a horse trainer- be a horseman. A horseman educates the horse without the horse ever knowing its being trained…. Training a horse is absolutely finite. If you get the horse to operate as to be your legs you have exceeded theContinue reading “Update… small steps”

Down Time

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Khaleesi is now on a full week of rest. It seems like a really long time to me. It’s been actually one week plus one day. She is now completely barefoot. The first missing shoe was that corroboration I felt (coincidence, depending on your worldview) the next shoe was my first experienceContinue reading “Down Time”

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 neitherContinue reading “The Cycle”

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 withContinue reading “Indian Summer”

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 andContinue reading “The Seasons Change… Pacing and Barn Sour Horses”