Monthly Archives: March 2011

A New Addition (Edition)!

Let me welcome the newest member to our barn….We had a colt born this morning.  He’s a big strapping boy.  He’s strong and healthy.  Problem is he won’t drink from momma yet.  Close but not quite, so he’s being fed … Continue reading

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With Eyes Wide Shut Comes Greater Feel

Today I had the benefit of riding by myself, which allowed me to close my eyes and really try to feel what PJ and I were doing.  After a brief walk-trot warm-up, I attempted Barbara’s cone exercise from yesterday at … Continue reading

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A Useful Exercise from My Lesson Today – Contact

I want to share an exercise that we worked on at my lesson today.  The goal was to establish correct contact on the outside rein.  Barbara likes these types of exercises because usually the horse learns what to do before … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Off = One Tired Human

I finally got to ride after 2 weeks off and boy did I feel it afterwards!  It didn’t help that it was cold, either.  As I settled into the saddle on Saturday it felt like I belonged there.  But as … Continue reading

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Our Pets, Our Responsibility

I take being an animal owner very seriously, whether it’s my horse, my dog, or my cat.  They rely on us to provide food, water, shelter, and whatever else they need to be comfortable, and we like to see them … Continue reading

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Being Sick Never Helps

After about three days on vacation I started to get antsy.  I hadn’t seen PJ or any horse and was going through equine withdrawal.  That’s why I had to go visit the royal mews and see a horse up close.  … Continue reading

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Of London and Horses

I’m back!  I wasn’t able to post because last week I spent on vacation in London.  Other than getting sick, I had a great time.  One place I visited was the royal mews, which are the royal stables at Buckingham … Continue reading

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