Our focus today was on trot-canter-trot transitions and helping Jewel to stay soft and springy through them.
Ok, so the new year was a while ago. Heck, its actually daylight savings today, which means we’ve been in this new year for a while now. But that’s ok. I am excited (to the point of being a bit sick to my stomach about it) to officially say that I really want to earn… Continue reading New Year. New Goals.
For those of you who know me “in real life” you know that this journey of mine with my beautiful mare has been a long one, with a very twisted, jagged path. It was never a straight line (in any direction) — especially not upwards, and many times not even forwards. However, as my fitness… Continue reading A Dressage Horse
In the past, I have had some pretty good show nerves. Nothing that made me puke, but I did have to watch what I ate for breakfast and be relatively close to bathroom if you catch my drift. So, since I would actually like to show my horse, I figured I ought to get some… Continue reading Unexpected Results
And so after all my introspection over the past weekend, I ended up having a lesson that was amazing. It just all kind of hit me over the last week how quickly time passes and I think I was a bit emotional about it. In the last week, I have added a tendon support supplement… Continue reading Saddles, Lessons & More
A little more than a year ago, Jewel sliced open the inside of her right front fetlock. Best we can figure, she cut it with her other front shoe. It was a long recovery process and while there hasn’t been heat for a long time, there is still visible scar tissue on the area (aka… Continue reading Facing Reality
Its hard to believe that my tenure with Deb has nearly come to an end. Next weekend, she heads back to Peacefield Equine Sanctuary and hopefully from there, on to a new life with her own person. Every horse teaches me something, usually more than just one something. Deb was a good reminder in doing… Continue reading The Teachings of a Horse