Tag Archives: Coffee

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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“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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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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Coffee has a bad day … or three

It has been an interesting week with Coffee – but it provides a very good illustration of the challenges we have when working with horses, and the decisions we have to make in how we react to those challenges.  The … Continue reading

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Scary smart!

The day that I purchased Coffee, his breeder and I had a chat about horses that fit her label of “scary smart”.  For her, these are horses who are always thinking, seem to be a step ahead of you, and … Continue reading

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Playtime for Coffee

I could probably not have found a better mount for my mother than Coffee.  Perhaps I could have found something with more training – it is not ideal to have rider and horse learning at the same time.  Admittedly his … Continue reading

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October, I hardly knew you!

Since late September, life has passed by in a blur.  Several trips for work have taken time away from my non-work life – the horses in particular.  Ailments and injuries have further limited equine-based activities.  Head buried in work most … Continue reading

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