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Garrett's Journey

Garrett is twelve this year, and entering his second year of hands-on horsemanship.  He’s the official owner of both Valraven’s Areion and DDW Cardinal Rule… 465 more words


Claire's Journey -- Saying Goodbye

Our efforts with the farm were fantastic, wonderful, trying, and ultimately, heart-breaking.  My husband and I began the process of divorce.  At the same time, my father began his (fatal) battle with cancer.  819 more words

Claire's Journey

Claire's Journey -- Four Becomes...

That pesky extra stall was soon filled by a young Half-Arabian stallion I found, GSF Khemokaizee.

Condensing a very long story, Basix and I continued riding heavily, as we’d done all our lives.  658 more words

Claire's Journey

Claire's Journey -- My Heart Horse

Basix (Boss-ix) became my life.

Everything we did, everything we came to accomplish, we learned together.  Because my parents weren’t paying for lessons, and the only lessons I could afford were those my barn-job accumulated, my trainer would offer me tips when I was playing with my uneducated horse.  1,182 more words

Claire's Journey


It’s the second month of the year and I have read ZERO books. I feel incredibly unmotivated. I have started Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and I believe I took a gander back at… 192 more words


First of all, I’d like to apologize for it taking me so long to continue the Oliver series. There are a variety of reasons for my negligence, but the main one is that I was planning a wedding and it just felt too depressing to watch various renditions of a poor, thief boy experiencing traumatic life circumstances. 1,480 more words


Victorian Railways and British Life

What did it mean for the people of Victorian Britain with the arrival of the railway? Travelling faster was but one of the results, but suddenly it was possible to transport goods and information from one end of the country to the other in a matter of hours rather than days. 271 more words