With all of us finally sound and healthy, I took a day off work to make a long weekend and get some momentum with the horses. Coffee, Roxie, and Tally are beginning to gain some fitness. It is wonderful to see Coffee and Tally getting their carriage back. Roxie, finally rid of the soreness in … More One step backward, three steps forward
It was Monday and, in the words of The Bangles, it had been a Manic Monday. But the evening was cool, and well suited for working with the horses. I was probably too tired, but I’d been unable to work them for so long that I was determined to get at least someone out. Roxie … More In a Split Second
I have not been in the saddle for over six months. One of the longest rainy seasons on record, followed by horse injuries, then my own, have created a formula for stagnation on the horse training front. It’s a formula that has repeated many times over the last six years, as I’ve struggled to return … More I’m still here!
I was combing through some photos from earlier in the year, when I found this series of Coffee. I’ve been meaning to do something with them, as they are such a clear example of how horses try to communicate with us (and I like how they portray the relationship he has with his ‘mom’). So, … More Coffee – a photo essay
It’s been the same story every year. The flies come out. Coffee and Tally do the Cha-Cha when the fly spray touches their sensitive hides. And Noble remembers that he’s much taller than we are, when it’s time to wear his fly mask. Last year, in an effort to mitigate the challenges with Noble’s ‘coyness’ … More A Tale of Two Fly Masks
I have been pondering, for a while, where I want to take this blog. It started as a way to share my journey, in the hopes that it might resonate with others. But the journey has taken so long, that there often seems little to document any more. That is how life goes, with a … More A Pause to Refresh