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
There is safety in numbers, so they tell us. When you are in battle, or attempting to evade predators, that can certainly be true. But, more than safety in numbers (and perhaps as a byproduct of it), there is comfort in numbers. Having a team now staffed at work certainly has made my workday much … More Venturing out alone
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.
A wise old horseman once told me that geldings settled at seven years of age, and mares at eleven (stallions were not mentioned). I always accepted this as just a general comment that geldings settled sooner than mares, not really thinking those actual ages were serious. However, after the events of this week, perhaps it’s … More Transformation or just transitory?
Not long ago, a Facebook friend posted a challenge to describe your day in just one word. Most of the responses were, sadly, somewhat predictable in our modern age: things like “Stressful”, “Frustrating”, and “Depressing”. There have been many points, in the past couple of years, when my response might have been the same. But, … More Progress!
It has been just over two years since I brought a broken Tally home from the trainer. It has been two years of recovery from wounds both physical and mental, rather than two years of advancement. Under saddle we are only at the stage of a baby just started for the first time … exactly where … More In praise of Tally