Riding Rules for Middle Aged Horsewomen

Zelda selfie

Shamelessly borrowwed from Facebook, these made me laugh. Zelda has special appreciation for #10 and I am certainly guilty of #12. I love my Western Sport Sensation (photos soon). One more rule to add: Selfies must be taken to document the event. We DO NOT need to show up with our hair combed and wearing […]

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Pick a button!

Pick a buttton

After much deliberation (and a recent hay bill), I’m going with Free Hay for Life. I’ve had a couple of free, or close to free, horses and they still eat hay. Close second is an indoor arena. What would you choose?

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Which Bag Would You Want?

Three bags of grain

Just to show you that I really am not starving Freedom, the picture above shows the three bags of grain used for each feeding. It’s a little bit like Goldilocks: Freedom gets the Papa Bear sized serving; Zelda gets the Mama Bear serving; and Curly gets the Baby Bear portion. Let’s look at the quantities. […]

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Fattening Freedom Up

Fattening up Freedom

As I mentioned earlier, I’m on a mission to fatten Freedom up. The photos I took of him on January 11th showed too many ribs. Since then, I’ve upped the amount of fat that he’s eating (in the form of Purina Amplify) and added more soaked timothy/alfalfa cubes. I think that after two weeks of […]

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Yoga for Riders

Yoga for Riders

Looking for something to mix up your winter routine? I signed up for a series of free Yoga for Riders classes. These short (10-minute) videos are a great way to start your day or when you need a break from sitting at your desk. The focus is on postural awareness, opening up your chest, shoulders […]

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More Calories Needed

Freedom too skinny

Last weekend we had some fabulous warm weather. I got a long over due ride and the horses enjoyed basking in the sun, rolling in the mud and not wearing their blankets. However, when I removed Freedom’s blanket, I noticed he’d gotten a bit ribby. It’s hard for him to hold his weight in the […]

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