Monthly Archives: May 2016

Full circle

It was a hot July evening.  We were heading to the barn for my lesson, and I was excited.  Andrew Jackson was now living at the stable where I rode, and there was a good chance I’d be riding him … Continue reading

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Is silence golden?

From the beginning, I’ve chatted to my horses.  Put it down to a lonely kid finding friendship in a different species – but talking to my horses has always come naturally.  When I began showing, I quickly learned that verbal encouragement … Continue reading

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The horses provide perspective

While I’ve been pining to be back in the saddle, the horses decided it was time to remind me that the journey can be amazing, even from the ground.  The stars, this time, were Tally and Nash.

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My kingdom for a horse!

Here I sit, the keeper of five horses, and my biggest wish is for another one!  Feel free to send a “WTF?” in my direction.  On some levels, it’s certainly a crazy idea – but on another level, I cannot think … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts

Some firsts are big – first date, first kiss, first job, first car, and (of course) first horse.  Other firsts are small and personal – not seeming like much to an outside observer, but providing a glowing feeling to the … Continue reading

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Mount and Man

I just finished reading a wonderful book: Mount and Man written in 1925.  The author, Lt Col McTaggart, was a retired cavalry officer who clearly understood and loved horses.  It’s a fascinating look into the state of riding in the … Continue reading

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Body Language Reality Check

As I worked Tally on the lunge today, watching her move in or out, changing her tempo based upon my movements, I started to ponder a video I recently saw.  (I’m an introvert – pondering things is what I do.)  … Continue reading

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