Horse Thoughts

Already Teaching

My groundwork student, M, texted me midweek to let me know her horse was in the equine hospital. I asked her what she wanted to do about her lesson, saying she was welcome to use one of our horses instead of hers if she didn’t want to miss. She said what she would like most… Read more »

A Few Days In

January was so mild, it was easy to start thinking of winter as nearly over. Then February hit with a vengeance. Last weekend we got a huge snow storm, and also I finally caught the cold Brian has been battling for a week. Friday and Saturday I made it to the barn. On Friday I… Read more »

Aiden Update

My absolute favorite thing about Facebook is how easy it makes it to keep tabs on the horses we’ve sent on to other homes. This time around, we have the added benefit that the woman who owns the place where Aiden will be living is genuinely a professional photographer. Thus, we got to see some… Read more »

Time On Nevada

Today I had a totally new experience. I rode a horse that has been trained solely by my husband. That is to say, today I rode Nevada for the first time. And I have to say, I thought we got along quite well. Obviously it helps that Nevada knows me, even if I’ve never climbed… Read more »

Because Me Too

It’s probably no surprise to anyone who reads this blog, but with Aiden off to his new home on Thursday, we were thinking we’d start keeping our eyes open for another project. Then the woman who facilitated Aiden’s sale happened to mention she knew of a horse that needed a new home. Which meant today… Read more »

Aiden Moves On

As I mentioned before, we got a call about Aiden while we were in Arizona. I chatted with a woman who was shopping for a horse for her student, and it sounded like Aiden might be exactly what she was looking for. But we were in Arizona, and they ended up buying a different horse… Read more »

A New Student

Last week, we had a cold snap. Like, highs-in-the-single-digits style cold. While I’m way hardier than I used to be, I find temps that low hard to be comfortable in. Nevada says, “There’s ice in my forelock? Really?” Still, I had to go to the barn on Friday because I had a lesson to give.… Read more »

Looking Ahead

Brian and I just returned from spending two weeks in Arizona, visiting my family. While it was a lovely vacation, I must admit I was missing Steen like crazy the whole time. Part of it is the setting. My parents live in a beautiful valley at the base of the Catalina Mountains, surrounded by the… Read more »