Monthly Archives: March 2013

Never Ride Alone

Horses can be dangerous. They spook.  They get angry.  They are big. Even quiet ones can trip and go down.  If you’re unconscious, having your cell phone in your pocket won’t help you.  The risks of riding were proven over this … Continue reading

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Less is More

At my last lesson I made a conscious effort to ride like a hunter princess.  No, I didn’t stick my butt out and arch my back.  I just decided to try to sit there and look pretty instead of trying … Continue reading

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No Shoe. No Problem.

Okay, well, it was a small problem that could have been a bigger problem.  I got soaking wet trying to find PJ’s shoe in ankle deep mud that sucked you in even deeper if you stood in one place too … Continue reading

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PJ Torture Day

I like to have PJ bonding days where I do everything I can to give PJ a good day – I scratch his itchy spots, don’t ride him, let him each grass, etc.  Today was not one of them. His … Continue reading

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Driving Lesson

Instead of a riding lesson, I asked Barbara to give me a trailer driving lesson.  Her farm is set up perfectly for that.  We started with hooking up the truck to the trailer, which was not easy considering it involved … Continue reading

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Ahhhh…..Mobility

It’s official.  I have a horse trailer. I drove it home the 2 hours from the dealership without incident with help from my friend, Jane.  Thankfully there wasn’t a lot of traffic.  I’m feeling a bit more confident that I’m … Continue reading

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A Matter of Balance

Kids who grow up riding seem to have natural balance, lack of fear, and a great seat.  Galloping bareback on a pony that wanted to buck you off at each turn was the best education.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any … Continue reading

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