The One Where I Fall Off, Again

The barn was empty when Robin and I arrived this afternoon. The sky was slightly cloudy and the temperatures were neither too warm nor too cool. Plus they had mowed the strip, one of our favorite places to ride. Steen was waiting almost right by the gate when we entered the pasture, but Bear was… Read more »

More Riding

Wednesdays I usually get off work early, so I’m going to try to make a lot of them barn days. There is a good chance Robin will join me for most of them. I wasn’t sure if she would today, as she got out for a ride with Jean this morning. But after a little… Read more »

I Was in Charge

Well, I was in charge most of the time. It was a cold, wet, windy Wednesday. Lately Wednesdays have been solo barn days for me. But Robin has been in the process of transitioning from her day job to being a full time small business owner. So she worked all morning and then came with… Read more »

Long Barn Day, Short Barn Post

At least that is the plan. The posts often get long. And I thank whoever is reading them, but they are really here to help me keep track of my progress and regress with Sham. So that is my excuse for the length. Today was another quiet day at the barn. And again Sham was… Read more »

More Learning

Thursday was more or less and nice repeat of Wednesday. Except Robin came, so I wasn’t pretending to be anything other than myself. It was sunny and very, very windy. Sham was lethargic on the lead line and that gave me a little bit of trouble. We are changing some of our groundwork tactics with… Read more »

Less than One

As in, it took Robin less than one minute to halter Sham. He is back to feeling quite comfortable with us, and it is really starting to show. We took both Sham and Steen to the outdoor arena. It was the first time I’d set foot in it, and I believe the same was true… Read more »

Feeling Better

Today Robin and I went to the barn with more or less the same plan as yesterday: she catches Sham and continues to work with him while I grab Steen and do an easy ride. But things didn’t quite go as planned. Some things were better, others not so much. We knew Cal was being… Read more »

Saturday Swap!

Guest blogger Robin here, posting on the Sham blog for the first time. Today Brian and I decided to switch horses. Since “The Game” can take quite some time and only one person can effectively play, when we are at the barn together one person ends up playing and the other ends up watching. Watching… Read more »