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


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

Help! Trainer Gifts

I think I’m safe writing this because I’m pretty sure my trainer doesn’t read my blog. (Not because she’s not supportive.) Anyway. I have finished my Christmas shopping…except for Trainer B. I have no idea what to get her.  I mean. I would love to get her a trailer camera such as the one Amanda … More Help! Trainer Gifts

I Did a Thing

Something must be in the air. Duke got a haircut this week, but so did I. Well, technically I did this a few weeks ago, but I’m still getting used to it. I chopped off eight inches of hair.  Overall, I love it and I’m happy. It’s easier to do before work and it feels a … More I Did a Thing

Spurs. I need them.

I had a fairly frustrating ride on Duke last night. We’ve been working on lateral movement as straightening aids – things like working turns on the forehand and leg yielding. Since he is a furry yak right now, I opted to do most of our work at the walk and some trot. Seriously, if I … More Spurs. I need them.

Toit Nups

Yes, it’s been nearly six months. And, yes, I’m finally going to tell you all about it and share some of my favorite photos. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen some of the ones with Duke. A few months after the wedding, Husband and I put our wedding clothes back on and went … More Toit Nups