Horsey Christmas List

Ya’ll know that song, “My Grownup Christmas Wish” by Amy Grant?Β 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.Β  So here’s my lifelong wish,My horsey Christmas list,Not for myself,But for a … More Horsey Christmas List

Overnight Success

I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea. I have no idea why it popped into my head one day, or even how to appropriately attribute the quote. (If you know where it came from originally, drop me a comment and I’ll make sure to update the post.) I like the idea that “overnight success” … More Overnight Success

Whirlwind

Or, a month-ish. Since the end of September, life has been crazy. HAHA j/k it’s been crazy since, um, before I got married in June. But it has felt especially crazy the last month or so. It all started the weekend of Sundance HT, when my husband and I closed on our new house. Yep. … More Whirlwind

Mental Health Day

Do you guys ever get to the barn and just feel like you need a mental health day? Typically on Thursdays I’m able to get to the barn around 4 or so. For various reasons, last night I couldn’t get there until slightly after 6. Which isn’t terrible, but there were also lessons going on … More Mental Health Day

Goals vs. Adulting

For many reasons, 2018 has been dubbed Lisa’s Year of the Horse. I’m leasing Duke and this competition season, I’ve got serious goals – unlike last year when my sole competition-related goal was “finish one event.” But this year, I’ve got my sea legs in this whole eventing thing and I want to be more … More Goals vs. Adulting

Meet Duke (Again)

This year, I get to half lease Duke! I introduced him last spring and even won a Starter CT on him after riding him, like maybe 5 times. (I know, I know, a huge accomplishment!) I had planned to compete him through the summer, but he got a nasty abscess that turned into a hole … More Meet Duke (Again)

Back to Dressage-ing

Whoo-ee, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. My black eye has faded, and I have since been on a heckuva fun trip that’ll get its own post later this week. Nothing like returning home from vacation with one week to spare before your first recognized horse trials. I had a dressage lesson … More Back to Dressage-ing

Flexible

I haven’t written in awhile, mostly because I didn’t really feel like it and didn’t have much to say. BUT. As of August 1, I am a half-leaser! So now I get to ride a lot more and I’m loving it! The original plan, you may remember, was for me to half-lease Duke in August … More Flexible