In a Split Second

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

The explosive equine

A few years ago, in the course of trying to retrain Tally after the “trainer” who started her had botched it so badly, I was making one last walk circle before getting off.  But my dismount did not happen as I’d planned.  We’d just turned across the arena when a slight rustle was heard from … More The explosive equine

When things turn bad

You have an amazing horse who consistently gives you a nice ride.  You enjoy working with this horse, and he consistency excels at what you ask of him.  Then, rather suddenly, things go bad.  Your high performing horse begins to struggle.  His great attitude begins to turn sour.  You no longer enjoy working with him … More When things turn bad