Monthly Archives: January 2011

Blanket Woes

Blanketing a horse is far from an exact science.  Yes, blankets come in sizes and the instructions for measuring a horse are pretty straight forward, but there is a lot more than just blanket size when trying to keep our … Continue reading

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A Horse of My Own

Winston Churchill had it right when he said “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”  I don’t know why just seeing my horse gives me a thrill.  Seeing other … Continue reading

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Snow Day

I started riding when I was 12, but it was under controlled circumstances – lessons in the ring.  I never went galloping bareback through the fields or jumping logs on the trail.  My current instructor is a Pony Club examiner … Continue reading

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Thanks to Barn Owners/Managers Everywhere

I just got home from the barn after checking on my boy. We just got another dumping of close to two feet of snow and I hadn’t seen him in a couple of days.  I have to hand it to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the New Helmet Rule

At the 2011 USEF convention (Jan 19-23), the rule requiring protective headgear for ALL riders competing at the national levels (Training through Fourth).  Ever since Courtney King-Dye’s accident, this has been a popular topic of debate.  The pro-helmet people say … Continue reading

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2011 Goals

Because of yet another snowy day, I’m stuck inside. So, I thought about my goals for this year.  Of course, I just want to improve myself as a rider.  I’m going to attack that by reading more and watching more … Continue reading

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Ode to Solid Ground

Most people would have forgone riding today.  The weather had taken a turn for the better but the ring was a mess.  There was a layer of rocky ice under a layer of fluffy snow.  My friend Maryann and I … Continue reading

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