A few weeks ago, I was traveling in Dominican Republic and we rode horses (or, in my case, a donkey) through the mountains and then hiked down to a waterfall. It was a loooong way back up some rough-hewn stairs. I was stubbornly determined not to stop and take a break during the difficult climb. … More I, Athlete.
The year-end schooling show at Crossroads is in the middle of October, which also happens to be the same weekend as a family function located nearly 6 hours away. All summer I’ve been holding out, saying that maybe I would be going to the show, because I really didn’t want to miss it. But. I … More It’s Official: Show Season is Over
I had my first lesson on Knightwind yesterday. She is a little bay mare with quite a luxurious mane. And when I say “little,” I mean it. When I stand next to her, our legs are the same length. Now, I’m not a short person, so I was slightly concerned about the prospect of riding … More A Brief History of Why We Post the Trot, According to Mr. K – and Why It Matters
I just came across this wonderful post on Confident Horsemanship – The Blog: A Simple Exercise to Improve Your Riding Position, Balance and Confidence. It talks about riders being soft and supple, which allows the horse to do the same. In the post, the author mentions that by correcting a rider’s position, horses that have … More The Source of the Problem is Probably the Rider
I’ve posted lately about Husky being short, hollow in the back and throwing his nose out at the trot. It’s my automatic reaction to want to fix this by get him to relax his head down and keeping him in a nice frame. But I’ve realized that it really doesn’t matter right now if Husky … More Taking It Easy
Meet Husky, my trusty steed. He’s a total champ! The only downside? He’s not actually mine. That being said, I’m so lucky to be able to ride him, take lessons and show him. Here are the top 10 reasons why Husky is so awesome. Look at him. He’s gorgeous. Duh. He’s super calm, almost all … More Meet Husky