“Oh, if life were made of moments, Even now and then a bad one–! But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know you had one.” “Moments in the Woods”, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim For too many people, riding and training horses is about goals. The first ride. The first show. Moving to … More Moments
It sounds like a battlefield all around me. Every year I think of real wars in the world – this year in Ukraine – and I imagine how people feel where the sounds I’m hearing mean life and death. I wonder why anyone wants to voluntarily live through this noise and cause this needless destruction. … More Why I Hate The Fourth
Roxie was supposed to be my fun horse. I was looking forward to starting Noble, but needed a horse to ride regularly in preparation for that time to come. A friend showed me an ad for a cute six year old Paint mare and a few days later Roxie came home with us. Nearly five … More Roxie’s Road
I was supposed to ride today. Chase had yesterday off, as I was busy with work, so I was looking forward a ride in the cool morning breeze. But it was not to be, today. Instead, I spent some time combing out his bountiful mane and pondered the many recent small signs that our relationship … More Those Little Signs
I recently lost a favorite pair of web reins when my mother’s horse, Coffee, managed to step on them. Web reins have been a favorite since my early days Eventing. I like the weight and pliability in my hand. That was not only my favorite pair, it happened to be my only pair of web … More Tacky Stuff!
In spite of the best efforts of scientists, it is still a mystery why we fall in love with one individual over another. We know the chemicals and brain centers that are involved in how we feel, but not what actually triggers them. I certainly had no idea that I would fall as hard as … More Falling for Chase