Balance and Compromise

A lot of riding, in my experience at least, is about striking a balance and finding a compromise that works for you and your horse. Some days the horse comes out to play and it’s easy, but other days, your horse is ready to pick a fight, or just isn’t as present and willing to cooperate as they may have been the day before. Continue reading

Weekend Recap: Unicorn Status Unlocked

Wow. I’m going to let you guys know now, this post will be a little picture heavy because they pretty much tell the whole story. In short, Val may not be the horse I’d have picked for myself back when he fell into my life, but he is absolutely, 100%, my unicorn, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never have another horse quite like him. Continue reading

Say I’m a Bird

After a week of rain, the barn was finally a little drier on Saturday, and I dragged J with me to soak up some sun and take pictures out in the field. I figured after a week of not getting out, the best thing I could do for Val was just let him work off some steam out in the field with minimal fussing.  Continue reading

Couples Therapy

After what was, truthfully, a rough few interactions that left me feeling not so in love with my horse–including almost getting kicked/kneed/squished when trying to clip Val’s legs– we were due for some easy, happy stuff. That first came in the form of an easy hack out Continue reading

Breaking [Stuff is] Bad

It’s been a weird few days. There has been breaking, there has been badness, and there have even been drugs to help prevent more being bad and breaking things. And the whole thing culminated with someone getting naked. Continue reading