Withers Up

I had a super awesome lesson last week. I mean, any lesson on Duke is a super awesome lesson by default. But on top of that, I felt I rode effectively and Duke was ready to party. … More Withers Up

Look, Ma! No Hands!

We had our first lesson of our Horse Book Club series! The book is Modern Gymnastics by Jim Wofford. We had prepared by reading the first several chapters and dove right in. We began with basic ground poles, trotting straight over four poles placed 4’6″ apart, then continuing to four more poles on a bend, … More Look, Ma! No Hands!

The Grid of Death

The title of this post may be a tad dramatic. The gymnastic exercise we did was a ton of fun, but it was deceptively tricky. However, no one died. I was riding Artie again, and he is just a gem! Here is the general, not-to-scale, quick PowerPoint edition of the jumps: It doesn’t look so hard, right? … More The Grid of Death