I, Athlete.

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.

A Brief History of Why We Post the Trot, According to Mr. K – and Why It Matters

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

The Source of the Problem is Probably the Rider

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

Taking It Easy

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

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