2018 Top Nine

Merry Christmas! I thought it would be fun to use my Instagram Top Nine as an inspiration for this post. What a super encapsulation of my year. Much of it was focused on getting married. A lot of it centered around Duke. And there was a dash of the ridiculous just to keep things interesting. … More 2018 Top Nine

Indoor XC Practice

Our last lesson of 2018 was a doozy in the best way. It was a sort of year-end celebration/day to mark the end of my lease on Duke. Trainer B put the jumps up and pulled out the scary skinny so we could do some XC-style practice in our indoor. We started out with something … More Indoor XC Practice

Blogger Secret Santa

I love the tradition of the blogger gift exchange! I mailed out my gift this week, so…watch your mailboxes!  I received a wonderful gift this year from Amy and Gwen. It was an adorable Christmas ornament that looks just like Duke. It’s sort of uncanny. It was especially sweet because I love having ornaments that … More Blogger Secret Santa

Horsey Christmas List

Ya’ll know that song, “My Grownup Christmas Wish” by Amy Grant? The chorus goes: So here’s my lifelong wish,My grownup Christmas list,Not for myself, But for a world in need. It’s been sort of running through my head lately but with sliiiiiightly different words.  So here’s my lifelong wish,My horsey Christmas list,Not for myself,But for a … More Horsey Christmas List

Swapsies

We had a very fun lesson last night with lots of tight turns, interesting jumps and shouts of “more leg!”  And then, at the end, my lesson mate G and I swapped horses. Because why not?  It was a blast! G’s horse, The Chief – yes, The Chief – is super different than Duke. His bascule is … More Swapsies