Tag Archives: progress

One step backward, three steps forward

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 … Continue reading

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Venturing out alone

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 … Continue reading

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The horses provide perspective

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.

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Transformation or just transitory?

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 … Continue reading

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Progress!

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, … Continue reading

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In praise of Tally

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 … Continue reading

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Peeling the onion

For some time now, I have been peeling away the physical and mental defects that resulted from Tally’s ill-fated time at a trainer in 2013. With each layer removed, I encounter previously masked new issues. Since we are only just … Continue reading

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