Thankful

It’s Thanksgiving, so of course I’m thinking of all the things I’m grateful for.  My husband and Duke top the list, of course. I’m thankful for parents who understand the horse thing, and a wonderful barn family, and for the opportunity to ride with such a great trainer. I couldn’t do all this without that … More Thankful

Overnight Success

I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea. I have no idea why it popped into my head one day, or even how to appropriately attribute the quote. (If you know where it came from originally, drop me a comment and I’ll make sure to update the post.) I like the idea that “overnight success” … More Overnight Success

Whirlwind

Or, a month-ish. Since the end of September, life has been crazy. HAHA j/k it’s been crazy since, um, before I got married in June. But it has felt especially crazy the last month or so. It all started the weekend of Sundance HT, when my husband and I closed on our new house. Yep. … More Whirlwind

A Decade

On the morning of Halloween 2008 – a crisp, sunny, misty morning – my heart horse, Moses, was put to sleep. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. It sucked really bad and I miss him. He was the best, coolest horse. He was calm but athletic and took to whatever we tried easily. I … More A Decade

Gratitude

On the way to the show last weekend, a Macklemore song came on the radio. It really hits me hard every time I hear it – “Good Old Days.” I wish somebody would have told me babe Some day, these will be the good old days All the love you won’t forget And all these … More Gratitude

Still Here.

Oh, hey there. I’m still here. Still riding. Still wedding planning. Still working. There’s so. much. going. on. All good though. Because my brain is too full, here’s just a list of unrelated things that are happening. Duke is amazing (per usual) Seriously. I learned a new trick in lessons. Actually it’s just good riding … More Still Here.

One of the Greats

The man who first taught me to ride passed away yesterday. Dan Ramberg was truly one of the greats. His accolades were many – from being named the Minnesota Horse Council’s Horseperson of the Year, to his nationally-recognized Roman riding show in the 1950s. You can watch some clips of that here: To me, I … More One of the Greats

Mental Health Day

Do you guys ever get to the barn and just feel like you need a mental health day? Typically on Thursdays I’m able to get to the barn around 4 or so. For various reasons, last night I couldn’t get there until slightly after 6. Which isn’t terrible, but there were also lessons going on … More Mental Health Day