Small Accomplishment: Jumping Vintage

I’ve been afraid of jumping Vintage in the past, mainly because she gets fast, and then she would stop. But I’ve been learning so much with Berry, I thought I would try it again, now that I sort of know what I’m doing. Previously, I have the very ineffective tactic of “do nothing” and then […]

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Multiple Personality Mare

Really it’s only the two personalities, but multiple sounds better next to mare. Last night I rode in my arena for the first time, and Vintage decided to pull out crazy mare. Crazy mare usually happens when she hasn’t been ridden in a while, and she will become hot and excitable, taking every aid as […]

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First Riding Lesson in Forever!

I had decided I would rather ride hunter style, because I want to jump. So I made the plunge, and scheduled a lesson with a local instructor. And of course, I had an amazing time! It’s been a long time since I’ve actually riden, and even longer since I took a lesson. So naturally, I […]

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Having Horses is Practice for Having Toddlers

German Riding Pony

I don’t actually have any children. But owning horses is how I imagine toddlers would be. I was out there, prepping the horses for a cold night, while contemplating this.. 1. They rarely show gratitude. Movies have been lying to you. Horses don’t really yell, and call out, or really make many noises at all. […]

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