A Real Ride

Finally, I did it. I tacked up Berry, and I just got on and rode.  I put on my stickiest breeches, pulled out the dressage saddle and tacked up. As I lunged Berry again, it came to me that there really wasn’t a way to make her easy. I’ve had her a long time, dealt […]

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The Dominant Horse

Stu is a dominant horse. It took me a surprisingly long time to realize this.  There were many times I made excuses for his behavior. He’s a little bit slow, he doesn’t understand what I want, etc. etc.  But what actually is taking place is he just doesn’t want to do it. He’s incredibly lazy, […]

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Shot from the Top

My deck overlooks my pasture, and I’ve been wanting to experiment with getting overhead photos of the horses. One day the horses were hanging out by the deck so I seized my chance.  While I didn’t get exactly what I was looking for, I love their reactions.  Pony took the opportunity to show Stu that […]

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Unpopular Opinion: Blanketing is Overdone

Over the weekend the temperatures dropped down to freezing. In case you forgot the date due to living in this groundhog day situation, it’s May now. Gold Cup would have been on Saturday, a day when we usually all don summer dresses and stand outside in the sunshine (also sometimes the rain.) But the point […]

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Tiny the Twin Colt

I’ve already been posting about this on Facebook, but not everyone follows me on Facebook. (AHEM, maybe you should!). My friend Sarah has twins – Twin foals, not twin humans. I’ve known Sarah for 9 years now. I bought Berry from her. I sent Pony to her for training. Sarah is a really interesting person. […]

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The Kool Aid Man

Several days after Stu’s last breakout, I was again mucking stalls. The stalls happen everyday, but this time was going to be different. (This blog is well on its way to just being a chronicle of Stu breaking my fences.) You know the movie, “The Butterfly Effect,” where the tiniest thing can change how events […]

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More Misadventures of Stu

It was late afternoon, and I was walking into my kitchen after hanging out with baby. My tiny yorkie wanted to go outside, so I let her out, and turned to grab some food before I went back to baby. My eye caught something out of place, and I paused, looking out the window. Stu […]

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Excitement in the Field

My husband told me the horses were running around the field. Well, he actually said, “That idiot horse is tearing up the field again.” I might be paraphrasing here, but the meaning was clear. (Also, he was referring to Berry this time, not my other idiot. But when I went out, both were running around, […]

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Working with Stu

Stu is no longer mostly idle. Instead he gets worked every night, or every other night. (Basically, like 40% idle now, which is why it can be mostly not idle.) We’ve been working on the lunge line at a walk still, which is a bit disappointing to me. I’d like to start trot work. But, […]

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