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”

Always Be Prepared!

Saturday, April 11, 2015 Today Faygo and I went for a quick ride. We were excited to try out her new Zilco snap on bridle. It’s a beautiful bright blue and looks great on her! The headstall and bit connect with a snap to her rope halter (or a biothane halter) and make it easyContinue reading “Always Be Prepared!”

The New Trail and the Canter

Monday, April 6, 2015 After our big ride, I gave Faygo (and myself) a lazy day to relax. Monday Judy came back to ride so I could get Khaleesi back on the trail. We took a ride Khaleesi had never been ponied on to see how she’d handle new scenery. The ride began by crossingContinue reading “The New Trail and the Canter”

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”

Gaiting Speed Graphics

Friday March 27 & Sunday, March 29, 2015 This weekend brought particularly cold weather back, snow and wind. I had planned a big ride with Faygo on Friday where my friend Nancy would ride half the distance with me on her fiery little paso. The morning ended up in a very cold rain, so weContinue reading “Gaiting Speed Graphics”