Please excuse our dust

I’ve been totally delinquent about blogging in recent years. I’m not sure why. One theory is that the way we’ve been learning has changed. It’s hard to describe, exactly, but it’s like we’ve left behind our period of beginner gains where it felt like every ride was revelatory in some way. We’re still learning. A ton.… 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 »

The Goals Post

It is officially 2014, which means my saddle hours count has reset. I’ve been trying to decide what my ride time goal for the year should be. It’s a bit tricky, because while I’d like the ride more, there is the reality that I am not a professional horseback rider. I am a web developer… Read more »

Prioritizing Happiness (aka: Horses)

We’ve basically been making it to the barn on weekends only lately. This is not at all ideal, but the weather has been bad and my workload rather overwhelming. Arguably my greatest lifelong personal struggle is with my attention span. I seem to have something like the opposite of ADD. What I mean by this… Read more »

And a Few More

The weather has continued to keep us confined to the indoor arena. While I am very grateful to have access to such a facility, it definitely limits our riding options. This time of year it often seems we start to struggle to come up with things to do and work on. When that happens, it… Read more »

2012 Sum Up

It is now officially 2013. 2012 was a great year with the horses, and both Brian and I met our goals. My final  stats are as follows: Horseback hours: 153:05 Here’s a breakdown of the horses I rode: And here are all my rides and how long they were: So, that leaves us with our… Read more »