August 2, 2016

No matter how many times you plan out your life, your year, your week, or your day, something is always bound to happen that you can't quite predict.  Little things that change the timing of your day and big things that change the pattern of several months - they both...

June 18, 2016

Wow, this year is flying by so quickly!

We attended our first DLSC hunter show of the season at Twin Towers Park through Stillwater Pony Club.  Aidan and Riley were the sole competitors of the day in their very first show together.  They put forth a great performan...

May 11, 2016

You don't know what you don't know.


That statement may seem too obvious, too logical, but it is undeniably true.  It saddens me to browse a website like Facebook, a beautiful platform for collaboration and mingling, and see the amount of criticism and harsh commentary...

April 26, 2016

There comes a time in the training of every horse, for every discipline, in which a thoughtful trainer reaches a critical dilemma - do I push, or do I wait?  Do I ask for one more transition, jump, change, or movement?  Or am I being greedy?


The relationship betwe...

April 15, 2016

During an extremely chilly weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park (many competitors dubbed the event "Winter Bay" instead of "Spring Bay",  Allie and Majesty laid down their best dressage score to date for a 33.2 after a hectic warm-up in the beginner novice division.  The...

March 30, 2016

I am turning into a mom.  For those that have already experienced this life phase with actual human children - have you ever felt yourself repeating an important life lesson to your kids over and over and thought you were being irrevocably ignored?  Then, you catch you...

March 19, 2016

Those of us who are bit by ‘the horse bug’ are often bit hard.  I’ve often heard the saying, “Ride to Live, Live to Ride,” and it’s an astoundingly accurate depiction of the life I, among tens of thousands of others, have chosen to live.  My development in training ove...

March 13, 2016

Tired Boy Post-workout

After starting Kasa with a (quite literal) bang a few weeks ago, he has had several different experiences in training. Most of them, he took in beautiful stride, but some others are takinga little more time and a nice dose of patience. An upside t...

March 3, 2016

Think about a guy; let's name him Frank.  Frank, you see, has always been the quiet, thoughtful sort.  He is a people-pleaser and appreciates good company, but he prefers to sit and quietly read or watch t.v. in the evenings.  Frank is an introvert.  As a young profess...

February 28, 2016

With the participants for the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover announced just 13 days ago, social media has since been liberally peppered with training blogs, horse-specific Facebook pages, videos, photos, and all sorts of other announements.  As an...

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