Fourteen Years Young

I apologize for the significant absence, and I can’t promise I’ll be back to blogging regularly just yet, as it’s been a busy couple of months. But I’ll do my best to get back at it soon. In the meantime, there’s always a little time to celebrate my best beastie, who turned fourteen yesterday! Continue reading

Fortune Favors the Bold

This weekend, specifically Sunday, was just a really really really good time. Saturday wasn’t super exciting because I worked all day, but I did get to go play with my favorite fat hunter at the barn while his mommy was out of town. I wasn’t planning to go to the barn originally, so Val got Continue reading

Reminded to be Grateful

On Sunday night, a huge storm rolled through Austin. Even where I live in North Austin, we had winds up to almost 40 mph and Lily, who is normally quite fine about storms, asked to sleep with us and snuggled down under the covers, shaking until she fell asleep. Continue reading

Happy Val-entine’s Day!

One year ago today, I made the crazy decision to buy Val. It wasn’t a new partnership by any means, but things definitely changed a lot for us, and they were absolutely for the better, as long as you don’t check my bank statement. We’ve had a lot of adventures and excitement in the last year, and there have been a lot of learning experiences as well. Continue reading

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