Snow day gift 

Friday, January 22, 2016 As I lingered under the covers Thursday morning I thought about how pretty and mild the day was forecasted to be. The one day of the week I was booked solid from 9am-7:30pm. I grabbed my phone to check morning emails without climbing out of the covers even for coffee to […]

The Good Deal.

Monday, December 21, 2015 Always offer the horse a good deal first. Then if they don’t take it do what it takes to get it done. If you’re consistent the will start to take you up on the good deal and you’ll need less effort each try. **Every detail counts: I try to be more […]

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. […]

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 the […]

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 experience […]

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 […]

The Search for a Saddle

Week of October 19th …. continued saga of finding the right saddle…. I took a lovely ride with friends along the Jackson River borrowing my friend’s Synergist endurance saddle [this one not for sale]. Synergist saddles are all about the custom fit- for the person and the horse. They even will send you a mold […]