Monthly Archives: November 2015

The beauty of a blog

One of the most distasteful aspects of social media is the rudeness it encourages.  Name calling, arguments that aren’t actually arguments but just attacks, trolling, etc. – we’ve all experienced it.  I have learned to be very careful of my engagement … Continue reading

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Doggie Detour

We interrupt this usually horsey-oriented blog for a slight doggie detour.  Our household includes two dogs: Macie, a nearly 8 year old Brittany, and Kenzie, a 17 month old Border Collie mix who is still very much a puppy.  It’s … Continue reading

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Nash brings balance

Nash is that special blend of crotchety and loveable that seems to be characteristic of old Appaloosa gentlemen.  There are days when he can literally sap the energy out of you, and he’s not crazy about working – but when … Continue reading

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Cavaletti on steroids!

It’s been a slog of a week, trying to get things in order at work – no time left for writing or riding!  But, I have some days off coming up to make up for it.  In the meantime, here … Continue reading

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Living with doubt

I was inspired to write this post by some recent days when I was suffering from doubts in my own abilities, only to have the horses make wonderful progress and prove my doubts unfounded.  I was prepared to post it … Continue reading

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How it was: 1976

Someone shared this lovely video on Facebook, and in my estimation it has not had enough views – so I’m doing my little part to spread it around.  The video is of the top two rides from the 1976 Olympics.  … Continue reading

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“Needs manners!”

On his visit this week, our farrier declared to my mother that Noble “needs manners!”  This declaration followed an ill-advised decision to disregard my mother’s advice, ignore what has worked in the past, and have his assistant catch and hold … Continue reading

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