Category Archives: My Journey

Enjoying each other’s company

My mother was down with food poisoning.  Though nearly an octogenarian, she was not content to handle it curled up in a blanket on the couch, as most people even decades younger than her would.  No, instead she was dragging … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship

In this era of learning everything by YouTube video or Facebook posts, people seem to rarely have the patience to spend time learning anything in depth.  I have read many an article that says we no longer need experts because … Continue reading

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“Come play with me?”

  Recently, Coffee was on some turnout time in the arena. My mother went to bring him in, and he was watching calmly from the corner; but, when she neared the gate, he galloped a small circle, threw in a … Continue reading

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Be eclectic!

The barn I spent so many years riding and teaching in was nothing much to look at.  It was your typical dusty pole barn, so common in the Western U.S.  Built by cowboys for year round roping practice (there was … Continue reading

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Death of a Tack Store

Another tack store is closing.  This one is the nearest to us, well known and respected in the area.  In a region once teeming with tack stores, it is sad to think that we will soon be down to one. … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

Between the belated rainy season, and whatever horrid bug my coworker so generously shared, it has been many weeks since I was in a saddle.  This long weekend (our college had Friday off for staff to get a spring break) … Continue reading

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Noble – still a brat!

In between rain storms, I’ve been trying to civilize Noble.  He comes from a line known to be difficult to train, and I can see where that reputation might come from.  However, it is difficult in a way that I … Continue reading

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