Confidence Riding Alone

Due to a few expensive bills, I’ve had to cut back on my lessons. I find it ironic that I had to buy stone dust to practice¬†in my arena, and since I bought stone dust, I can’t afford to ride at lessons. I blew my horsing budget with only two bills. Let this be a […]

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Horse Birthdays

Berry’s birthday was yesterday. She is now 7 years old. Pony was a bit disgruntled, possibly because I completely forgot about his birthday. His birthday was exactly one week ago. He just turned 5. Sorry Pony. I’ll do something for you at a later time. Not that he would appreciate it, of course. It was […]

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TWA Hunter Show

I went to another show! Yet another reason I’m so glad I have my trailer back. To make this show especially great, it was located about 15 minutes from my house. No more hour and a half trips for me (for now)! It was cold. Way colder than it should be in May. Berry had […]

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On This Weekend

Let’s start with a follow up to my whining post about being covered in mud, because I got to have more fun, covered in mud. I may have made a gross, muddy mess of the edge of my arena, but the important thing is now there’s a nice ditch around my arena. Hopefully this will […]

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Say Florida Sandy

Say Florida Sandy, I’ve found, almost always throws a big dark bay. Good moving horses. Usually very born broke types. That probably has to do with Private Account, who seems to shine through even generations later. Source I was casually reading the forums today, when this peaked my interest. Say Florida Sandy was a New […]

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Springtime Mare

I’ve had a fun few weeks with Berry. Springtime meant she had to go into season. But, before that happened, I was happily having a lesson on her and discovered my trailer ramp handles were broken. The trailer had to be fixed, so that meant I couldn’t go anywhere for a while. While that stunk, […]

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Round Penning

I don’t normally round pen. In fact, I can say that I have never round penned any horse ever. I’ve watched round penning, and I’ve had friends who round penned, but I have never touched a round pen. (I’m feeling like an anti-drug campaign… don’t give into peer pressure and round pen, kids.) Except I […]

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Flying Lead Changes: The Reckoning

It was time for another try at getting Berry’s lead changes. Super skilled rider hopped on her again for another attempt. I warmed up Berry and we started the lesson, working on lengthening the trot and the canter. Since lengthening the canter sometimes felt like galloping, this was quite fun! It also reminded me of […]

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