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

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

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