To the untrained eye, it was a nondescript farm road. Straight half mile of gravel, bordered by woods and farm fields, a preamble to the woods and trails that lay beyond.
On a normal day, it was a corridor of quiet, a place where the rider warmed up her horse before tackling the trails. A transition from leaving day to day worries back at the barn to…Continue
We finally did it - after a several year hiatus, and buying my (much too young for me) next endurance prospect, DB Hula Mayya, and waiting for her to mature and finish her training, we bit the bullet and entered and FINISHED our first endurance (well, just Limited Distance) ride. Eep! How did this happen?
Of course I didn't do…Continue
The outdoor arena. It looked safe enough. The sand was soft and deep. What could go wrong?
But then, I was riding the 4 YEAR OLD. The very tall (15 hh for pete's sake!), very bendy, very agile, 4 YEAR OLD. The one that tossed me last fall and sent me to the ER. She's very mellow, very sweet, and actually very slow right now (a bit porky from the winter...), but that's not what's in my head. In my head, is the fresh memory of being fine one second, and the next hitting very…Continue
Let me tell you about my best friend.....
Gorgeous, refined, graceful and elegant don't even come close to describing her amazing beauty (so I humbly believe :))
Although some days, only a best friend can admire the beauty…Continue
Because this horse is TROTTING! If you read my last post, I talked about the long road my horse, Zoey, and I have been on since she rotated her coffin bones last summer. She's made slow progress, but slight progress. We tried a list of things - supplements, removing her from grass, changing farriers, bute, different boots, etc. All helped in small ways, until the last big piece in this complex… Continue