Riding the nervous horse

I’m a fan of Denny Emerson’s Facebook page, Tamarack Hill Farm. Today he had a post that resonated with me, especially after my last ride on Freedom. Although our ride started out calmly enough, he soon turned into one of those hard-to-ride, nervous horses. Every snapping branch, every rustled leaf, every dog on the trail […]

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Do you know what Cavaletti means?

Thanks to Denny Emerson’s Facebook feed, I do! And you should subscribe, too. He posts a wealth of information. The word “cavaletti” has the same roots as the word “cavalry” and “cavallo”, Italian for “horse”. And although we trot horses over cavaletti, the name has nothing to do with actual horses. It`s a diminutive term, […]

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