Actually Warm

We were sweating getting the horses ready yesterday.  It felt pretty darn good, though I am somewhat disappointed that we seem to have gone from a late winter into summer.  I like those nice days in the high 60s.  Oh well. I rode Laredo today.  He was fun and full of energy, but I was… Read more »

Not Immune

I got the sickness.  Sunday afternoon, after my great rides, I could feel it coming on.  Then I missed a few days at work and was a little too weak to get to the barn on the other days. Thankfully Friday I was feeling a little better.  And the weather was really nice.  I didn’t… Read more »

New Lessons

Lately I’ve been in one of those places with Bear where things feel like they’ve drastically improved.  I am still surprised by these feelings, but I love that they keep coming every couple of months. The big changes I’ve noticed are in how he listens to my seat.  The hopping into the lope problem has… Read more »

This is December?

It was nearly 70 degrees this afternoon.  I like the 70s, but not in December.  And the horses, with their thick, fluffy coats, really didn’t appreciate it.  We took Bear and Laredo out onto the strip before venturing off into the big pasture.  It was a nice feeling to sit on my own horse again… Read more »

New Saddle!

Not for me.  For Robin.  But I think I’m just as excited about it as she is. Today the farrier was coming, so Robin went out early and I met her at the barn when I got off work.  Turns out that only 1 horse needed a trim.  The other twenty or so were just… Read more »

Back Home

We had a nice, short trip to visit my parents for Thanksgiving.  We always have fun there, but it always feels really nice to get back home. And home includes riding Bear.  I love how familiar he is to me.  I was tired and just wanted to ride around.  I didn’t do any groundwork, I… Read more »

Early Morning Tireds

Last time we got up early and headed out to the barn right away, I was the tired one.  This time, it was my horse.  I can only think that the two new young horses added to our herd last night kept Laredo up and playing all night long. When we arrived everyone was in… Read more »

A Little Break

Last week was a short one, but it was also unusually busy for both Robin and I.  And coming off the long weekend at the barn, we didn’t end up going out to the barn at all.  This weekend we were also out of town, so the guys got a lot of rest. It was… Read more »

What Horse is This?

Today Bear came to me.  It is definitely a milestone, but there is still more to work on.  He was not very far away, and he wasn’t eating.  He was also potentially bothered by the flies.  Nevertheless, when I was walking up he saw me, and when I got to the gate he was already… Read more »