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 […]

Post Season

Monday, October 19, 2015 Our first season is now behind us and it’s a mix between the letdown of anticipation and activity and a more relaxed feeling of enjoying the ride without training goals in the forefront. I sometimes just go to the barn to bring apples and love and the girls must know because […]

Which Way Challenge

This is a fun blog challenge a little out of the scope of green to 100’s usual fare. I was inspired by a great blog I’ve been following (Little Pieces of Me) who did a which way post. The object of Cee’s Which Way Challenge is to capture “the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one […]

Needs improvement.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Our official grade at the end of the Iron Mountain ride was an “A-“. I am so pleased that Khaleesi and I completed the ride, finished in time, healthy, and in good spirits even if we were close to the back of the pack. I took a few days to just bask […]

8 feet on the ground

From Friday, August 28, 2015 With everything loaded in we hit the road on Thursday and though my poor truck was loaded down, we made it to Ivanhoe mid-afternoon to set up camp on the New River. It was the first big weekend for my new trailer which is so nice to have! My truck […]

Communication.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Officially I am on vacation in Southern Oregon and haven’t seen my horses in days, but this post woke me up before light this morning asking to be written. I did a little more riding at the end of last week I hadn’t written about, but also some horse world intersecting with […]

The Alleghany Trail

Friday, August 7, 2015 Friday the “gang” did 24 miles on section 2 of the Alleghany Trail from Durbin to Cass/Dunmore. Except for the few grassy ridge trail sections it was muddy, mountainous, rocky and rough. The excessive rain this year not only created deep mud sucks in the valleys and stream beds, but also […]

Training the athlete

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 I had the whole day and decided to drop myself off on the road to Wilson Mountain and ride home from there along the ridge. It’s a beautiful ride and one that passes through a hunt camp that is off-limits during hunting season so I wanted to ride through there again […]

Love the one you’re with!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 I spent the last week in Charleston, SC working with great teachers and students in the American Music System. We had a fantastic time and I enjoyed the sights and tastes of the beautiful historic city. I was inspired by fellow musicians and encouraged by wonderful students. But it’s always so […]