I had a lesson on Stryder recently while his leaser, who usually rides in my lesson, was on vacation. (Lucky duck!) It turned out to be an enlightening lesson. I mean, they all are, but this one especially. I have become used to horses that require a more active ride, which means I don’t have … More Do Less
You are required to read the title of this post with this type of inflection: The a-MAAAAYYYY-zing MAY-sie. It’s just how it’s done. Who is The Amazing Masie? She is my trainer’s horse. She’s a grey Dutch Thoroughbred mare and she’s so adorable and fancy. A few weeks ago, I got a text from Trainer … More The Amazing Maisie
Whoa, somehow it’s April now! The first quarter of 2017 has gone by so quickly. It seemed like a good time to check in on how my goals for the year are coming along. RIDING Weekly lessons; average two dressage and two jumping per month. Wisconsin weather has not been kind; I’ve had several canceled lessons … More 2017 Goals: 3 Month Check In
In case you didn’t know, there is an entire roster of horse-related content you can listen to, for free, anytime. Eventing shows. Driving shows. Racing shows. Jumping shows. Dressage shows. Health shows, humor shows, rodeo shows, horsemanship shows, literally any show you could want. Allow me to introduce you to the Horse Radio Network. Did … More #TryPod: Horse Radio Network
I tried to title this post: “Who Can Ride My Horse? Blog Hop – Can I Ride Your Horse? Edition.” But that is hella long and also looks really awkward with all that funky grammar. Anyway. Olivia over at Hellomylivia started an informal blog hop about how she decides who can ride her horse. It’s … More Who Can Ride My Horse? – Hellomylivia Blog Hop
Okay so I know the traditionally agreed-upon definition of “RBF” is “resting bitch face” (which, arguably, I do have). But does anyone out there suffer from riding bitch face? I have had a strong case of it in the past. I think it’s just how I look when I concentrate. I just look like I’m mad/upset/frustrated but … More Do You Suffer from RBF?
Since going to a once-a-week riding program after a couple years of 4-6 days per week, I found my fitness level plummeted. Fast. And because I don’t have an option for riding more often right now, I decided to start running (again). When I started running over the summer I just kind of…started running. No … More Getting Riding Fit with C25K
BECAUSE I AM! I. Am. So. Excited. I have never been, but always wanted to go! The way I decided to go is actually the cutest story ever. My BF and I were talking about a spring mini-vacation somewhere in the U.S. that we’d never been before. We tossed out Austin or Nashville. The other day, we … More Who’s Going to Rolex?
Having a good canter rhythm is one of the most important things while jumping, right? So why does it sometimes feel like an epiphany to realize that fact? Like, duh. In my last lesson, Artie and I had great rhythm going. Steady and mostly forward, and right up to the base of the fence (except … More Feel Da Rhythm
Suddenly, on this side of the New Year, winter feels a lot shorter and show season feels a lot nearer. Which is awesome, except I am woefully underprepared in the equipment department. And I need your help to figure out exactly what I need! Especially since I’ve decided on my colors! Of all the options, … More Help Me Buy All the Things