Horse Thoughts

The Kid Lands in Paradise

When we bought Laredo in 2012, the plan was to keep him for a couple of  years, get him going nicely, and find him a good home when we he was ready. He was our first foray into “project horse” territory. In retrospect we had more to learn about working with young horses than we… Read more »

Oh hai 2019!

Well. It’s 2019. We are 1.5 months in and wow. It’s been a doozy. I think I can safely say I have spent less time with horses in the last eight weeks than at any point since I purchased Steen. The only other time that even comes close to comparing was my honeymoon, when Brian… Read more »

Nagging Legs

Horses can learn to lean on nagging leg pressure, leading to a need for habitual shoring up by the rider.

Piper Goes Home

It goes without saying that we get attached to our horses. In the past, when we’ve taken in projects with the intention of giving a horse a tune-up or filling in some gaps in their education, we’ve always managed to complete that process in a year or less. That’s a short enough time that while… Read more »

Why I’m breaking up with Instagram

After years of happily publishing on my favorite social media platform, Instagram’s invasive ads have wrecked the platform for me. So I’ve built a new home on the web for all my old posts.