Don’t Cut My Boots Off

I no longer wear boots without zippers. The turning point for me was when my I put on my fancy new Koenigs and broke my boot jack trying to get the left one off. There I was, my calf throbbing, my boot stuck, and my husband on a business trip. I seriously considered cutting them […]

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How your Riding Influences your Horse

Horses move pretty well on their own. Add a rider and they have to carry us AND balance themselves. Add a rider who is crooked? And you start to see it reflected in your horse. Some horses are more forgiving than others. My Trakehner, Kroni, was a horse who insisted that you ride him correctly. […]

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Horse Trainer

Horse Trainer

If you’ve never watched this, you are in for a treat. It makes me laugh out loud every time. Sadly, we’ve probably all run into a few “trainers” who fit the bill.  

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Snow Day

There is something very delicious about laying new tracks over pristine virgin snow. We had about six inches of snow yesterday and today was the perfect day for a snow ride: blindingly bright and sunny with soft fluffy snow. It was like riding through a cloud. Zelda and I went for a ride this afternoon […]

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Quiet Hands

Last week I had a lesson. I really should take more of those because those bad habits creep in and before you know it, you’re creating more problems than you’re solving. You’d think after the hundreds — no, probably thousands — of lessons I’ve had in my life that more of it would stick. The […]

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Ready for hunting? Not sure!

After a week of amazing spring weather I’ve almost (not quite) forgotten what a lousy winter we’ve had. It’s been absolutely wonderful to go and ride Freedom and Zelda, to feel the warmth of the sun, to not sink up to our collective knees in snow. In theory, hunt season started last Tuesday. Sadly, the […]

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