Practice What You Preach

I recently responded to a post on a popular horse forum that I frequent. The original poster was asking if or what others do in terms of...

Fear Factor

I've ridden horses since I was a child. Granted I took a long 10 year hiatus during college and into my twenties but here I am, as...

Power of Slow

I've been aware of the "decompression" phase you're supposed to adhere to when bringing a new dog into your home. Basically, keeping...

I'd sure hate to breakdown here

So it's been a week since my mental breakdown. :) No, I didn't end up in a padded room or in a straight jacket (might have needed...

Horse History

I didn't get into horses because I was into showing. Riding wasn't even my biggest drive. I just liked to be around them. I'm convinced...

'Soft Eyed Souls'

Anna Blake shared this wonderful poem from a blog I'd never read before. It really struck me and articulates my exact feelings about...

Dreamer

I'd say I'm a dreamer. My mind is always churning. I'm always dreaming and daydreaming about something! I've thought about starting an...

The Winter Solstice '18

First off, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all of the love and support that I've received since Indie's passing. I am so...

My Indie

My oh my. Where to start. It has been nearly 6 weeks since the death of my beloved Indie. My heart horse who I just spoke about in my...

Rescue Babies

I want them all. I'd hoard the shit out of every horse, pony, donkey, dog, cat in need... if I didn't have a 'realistic' husband. Such a...

Ready, Set, Summer

With my new job (I continue to say 'new', however it's been over 3 years...), comes SUMMERS OFF!!! Every other summer before this, I've...

Velvet Muzzle Therapy

On of my favorite horse trainers/bloggers, Anna Blake, wrote something the other day that really struck me: Money and technique are never...

Today Was A Good Day

I hired a high school girl who is most likely a better rider than me (different disciplines but does it matter?) to work in the barn for...

Rough and Easy

I've been thinking. Maybe it's the winter. The gray, cloudy, bitter cold then 60 degree teaser days. Then right on back to snowy gray...