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

1 Week In

So far I’m very proud of myself in my two “No Weakness November” challenges. I have done no-stirrup work in every ride except my lesson last night, and I’ve done my planks every day as planned. I planned to do some no stirrup work in my last night’s lesson, whether as part of the lesson … More 1 Week In

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