The last two weeks I’ve been able to ride at sunset which is amazing. Here, Megan and Maisie are dressaging with the most beautiful backdrop. I mean. What could be better? Oh wait, I know. Last night, Megan rode Ozzie and I hopped on Duke and we headed out to the field behind the barn … More Photography Friday: Sunset
Since going to a once-a-week riding program after a couple years of 4-6 days per week, I found my fitness level plummeted. Fast. And because I don’t have an option for riding more often right now, I decided to start running (again). When I started running over the summer I just kind of…started running. No … More Getting Riding Fit with C25K
Last week, Twinkle had a visit from the chiropractor, so I rode Drifter in my lesson. Usually we either jump or work on fairly advanced stuff since the lesson is a group of older competitive riders, so I was both excited and slightly nervous about riding Drifter in that environment. But I was mostly looking … More That Time I Jumped Drifter
A few weeks ago, my mom was in town and kindly came out to the barn to take photos during my riding lesson. I have found that I have plenty of show photos but hardly any of “regular” riding. It happened that we had a conditioning lesson planned so we popped over a couple of … More Photos: Summer Evening in the Field
I recently was doing some research on different types of leg wraps and boots for horses, and found that there is a lot of information out there, but it is scattered and not easy to find in one place. I think there are a lot of people out there who may look at boots the … More To Boot or Not to Boot: That is the Question.
Sometimes the best moments are when you’ve just finished a great ride. Your horse is put away. You’re simply sitting in the setting sun, a barn kitty is playing in the grass in front of you, your muscles are pleasantly sore and you’re totally relaxed. That’s one of the many lovely meanings of the phrase, … More Sweet Summer Evenings at the Barn
Well, after a full week of vacation for both me and for Husky, I wasn’t all that surprised to find that he was extremely distracted and unbalanced this afternoon. It was a hot, humid day so of course we were both sweating within about five minutes. And since Husky made me work so hard today, by … More Unfocused, Unbalanced