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
It was a very windy day. I’d been awakened in the middle of the night by the North wind howling through the trees. It rarely builds overnight, so I knew it would be rough the next day. By late morning my mother went to see if conditions were any better for putting horses out back … More Too Close For Comfort
If you were a horse crazy kid, as I was (and remain in my heart) you likely read many of the same books I did while growing up. Most of us have fallen in love with some story of that special bond between a horse and human. We have fantasized about having that gallop down … More Thoughts on ‘Heart’ Horses