Nevada

2018, Interrupted

We started the year with our traditional big road trip to Arizona and Texas. Coming back, we were determined to get into a better swing of things with the barn. And we have. Several times. And life has conspired to throw our consistency out the window again in every case. First it was the weather.… Read more »

Another Year

2016 is well and truly over, which is a little hard to believe. And part of the reason for my silence on this blog is things have been tough going for us as far as the horses have been concerned for the last many months. Looking back at my stats, I spent only about 100… Read more »

The Long Spring

Yesterday we rode outside for the first time since last fall. Usually we manage to get out earlier than this, but conditions were muddy the entire winter (excepting short stretches when it was bitterly cold), which means footing was really bad in all the places we usually ride. Friday afternoon, however, I found myself sitting… Read more »

A Different Ratio

A few days ago, Brian and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. I got Steen roughly one year before we married, which means I’ve had Steen almost eight years. In that time, while we’ve had plenty of other horses as well and I’ve spent lots of time riding them, I’ve always spent more time on… Read more »

Me and Nevada

Nevada is Brian’s horse. He got her about a year and a half ago to train up as an eventual replacement for Bear. He got her started and going nicely. Then a combination of life and circumstances and a handful of rough rides got him a bit derailed. We figured out the saddle Brian was… Read more »

All Three Gaits

It feels like we’re finally back in a good groove with the horses. Work is coming out of the first quarter crazies as well. That plus some nice weather have made it a lot easier to get out on horseback with more consistency. Last week we got out twice mid week and rode Piper and… 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 »

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 »

Nevada in Action

As I mentioned a few posts ago, Steen and I have been acting as a sort of mobile round pen for Brian and Nevada sometimes. When I’m setting a boundary and a cadence, Brian can worry less about those things and think more about keeping her in a proper bend and getting her more comfortable… Read more »