Flying

Week of July 20, 2015 I am heading out of town next week to teach at a wonderful music camp in Charleston, SC so I’ve tried to pack two weeks of riding into one. I’ve made a valiant effort and we had a great week. Monday I wrote about our anniversary ride, then Tuesday I […]

Just… Not… feelin’ it

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 My original riding plans fell apart for a few reasons. Then I woke up to dark skies and light rain (of course. It’s rained every day this summer) and though I knew it was supposed to clear up, I seemed to have a hard time re-grouping. After stalling with PR work, grant paperwork, […]

H52611

 Saturday, July 11, 2015 We have officially committed! I’ve registered Ireland’s Khaleesi as an AERC Grade Horse. Considering she has 4 different breeds, we decided to basically call her an equine mutt, which is what a Grade Horse is. Because she does have 1/4 Arab I could have chosen to list her as an Arab Cross, […]

Two people. One horse. One tough race.

Friday, July 10, 2015 Today Kate and I finally made a date to practice a ride & tie. We’d been tossing the idea around since May, and we decided to make a goal of the Iron Mountain Jubilee ride weekend at the end of August- so that meant we really had to get out there […]

On track

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 As for our riding and training, I have to say there isn’t anything particularly exciting to report right now. I’ve taken a few rides since I last posted and for the most part they’ve been good and uneventful rides. I enjoyed an exploratory ride on Faygo over the weekend. We mapped out […]

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 the […]

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. Khaleesi […]

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 hay […]