A horse, a dog and a hammock…

June 29-July 1, 2015 This week we spent 3 days in Camp Creek State Park in WV. It was a really nice park and we had the horse campground all to ourselves. After the mare squabble a few rides ago we’d decided I would ride with my friend and the 3 hour haul in theContinue reading “A horse, a dog and a hammock…”

The force… takes a lot of energy…

Sunday, June 28, 2015 After two days of pouring down rain, Sunday brought partly cloudy skies and mild breezy temps. Perfect for a Faygo day. I hadn’t been on her in more than a week, and just hopping into her saddle (the one I bought this spring- which I love!) felt like going home. KhaleesiContinue reading “The force… takes a lot of energy…”

Riding Lesson

Friday, June 26, 2015 I haven’t spent much time on trotting horses and decided this spring I could use a lesson to improve my riding skills. If we’re going to ride 100 miles over 20-plus hours, I think it would help us both if I were more balanced and efficient up in the saddle. TheContinue reading “Riding Lesson”

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 elseĀ 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”

MaintenanceĀ 

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 “MaintenanceĀ “

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.”