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Yes, it's happening! Good news!

Told you a while back there’d be some good news to share.

Tomorrow is the day.

For now,  a little frantic energy.  Preparations.  No time for much else.  76 more words



Remy has taught me so many things, but among the most important is the journey that is possible if you have faith in your horse. When you believe your horse is kind-hearted and willing, athletic and able, then when he won’t do something you CAN’T blame him, and instead must think really hard about WHY he won’t do whatever it is you’re asking for. 254 more words


Getting our Groove Back at Maryland Horse Trials

How do you measure success? Some base their definition of success at an event by a placing, or maybe a score. Up until about six months ago, I was obsessed with quantifying my results by how they looked on paper. 1,223 more words

Cross Country

The Road Less Travelled

A friend of mine is having a continued challenge with her horse…

When he looses it, its hard to regroup, correction just makes him hotter and riding it out may take HOURS.

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Training The Horse

The Labyrinth of training: why you have to go back to go forwards

I walked a Labyrinth a few days ago. Twisting and turning around the circle, spiraling inward, and then surprise! The path turns back out again. …

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Sharing is Caring

My super generous friends are keeping me in the saddle while Sunny is still out of commission. I am very grateful to have a number of friends who just happen to own brilliant, saintly horses and who are willing to share them! 565 more words

My Biggest Grooming Secret...

With show season just around the corner here in Arizona, I thought I would do a short blog post on my favorite grooming tip! Lia Maland, my groom at NAJYRC, told me to follow these steps in order to get Beau’s tail as beautiful as possible before the show ring. 142 more words