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The Beginning

First a disclaimer: I have been in love with the idea of horses all my life. As a tiny child I remember my brother taking me to a movie where the theater was giving away a paint pony to one of the ticket holders. 849 more words

My Journey

Tough Love- Lessons from a Horse

All I ever wanted was to ride horses. I was one of those horse-crazy girls that started early. I started taking lessons when I was five, and by the time I was 8, I had talked my parents into buying me my first horse: a 7 year old Appaloosa gelding named Max. 830 more words


August Again

“When August burning low / Arise this spectral Canticle..”  – Emily Dickinson

It is the end of what I suspect is my last vacation of the year, maybe the last vacation for a long time…. 308 more words

Horse Ownership

Equine Mind Reader

Something strange freaky happened today while Jigs and I were finishing a 9 mile ride.  We were heading home by way of  a rocky trail and 800 feet of highway.   258 more words

Horse Ownership

this moment

Originally inspired by “Soulemama“: {this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a simple, special, extraordinary (sometimes just silly) moment.

Okay, I’m no athlete. Jigs can attest to that.  He compensates.

A local trainer I admire recently told a friend he likes Jigs a lot because he is “forgiving.” The best horse for “your friend.”  I took this as an insult wrapped in a compliment. 130 more words


Heart Human

We all fall. It’s an inevitable part of riding.

Last night warming up for a versatility run Jigs spooked and I went off.  He spooked at, of all things, a board in a tire rut in the grass.  306 more words