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

Weekend Recap: Bounce, Bounce, Bounce

It’s been two weeks since our show, and Val and I have been taking a bit of a vacation thanks to weather and my work schedule, and just needing a little down time. But this weekend, we really buckled down again with some heavy lifting in our flat work and some pretty tight bounce work. Continue reading

Weekend Recap: Cloud 9

After an amazing weekend with Val, I am going to be on Cloud 9 for the rest of forever. Or at least for the rest of the week. If you follow me on Instagram or you’ve liked the blog’s Facebook page, you probably already know what I’m talking about, but too bad, you get to hear about it again because my horse is amazing and I’m going to tell anyone who will listen how incredible he is. I don’t know why it still surprises me when my horse gives me more, more, more. Continue reading

Building the Ego

Val has always been a horse who thinks quite highly of himself. I think it’s kind of a thoroughbred thing really. Though I do try to keep his attitude in check a little bit, he does best when you let him have his ego to some extent. He performs best when he’s really confident in his own ability, and I think that’s probably true of most horses. Continue reading