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

Lone Star Fall Fest, 2016: Day 2

After such a wonderful first day, I was feeling pretty good about day two, if slightly exhausted. The day prior to my classes wasn’t quite as long, but I still wasn’t on my horse until almost two, and by then I was just about ready to be done. Continue reading

To the Left, to the Left

Sunday was another grid lesson, since almost no one has been able to jump their horses in the past few weeks. I don’t know when it happened, but somehow I’ve found myself on the horse that is great even after a vacation. Weird. Continue reading

Too Easy

After Thursday’s lovely ride, Val had Friday off, and then Saturday I went out to jump him around a bit and make sure everything stayed normal on the weird leg front. All of the poofiness was gone when I got there, and the hole in his eye lid was looking better as well. He warmed up pretty ok. Continue reading

Review: Spooks Show Jacket

I know you guys have asked for a review of my Spooks jacket  a few times, and finally I’m getting around to it (thanks to moving this past weekend and having zero content about my horse as a result). This was another item, much like the Cavalleria Toscana jacket I reviewed a while ago, that was an Amanda fueled impulse buy. I don’t know what algorithms she runs to find these, or how she finds time to keep track of all of the different tack shops and the great deals they occasionally offer, but I’m definitely not complaining. Continue reading