Snuggles Fix Everything

My accident prone horse decided that this time, banging his eye would be a good way to freak mom out. It was. Good job horse. Turns out it’s fine, just ugly. But while I was trying to look at it and take a picture for trainer who was at a show, all he wanted to do was lean into my hand holding his halter and get snuggles. It was so sweet and Continue reading

Because it’s Fun

In my last post, I touched on this just a little. But I’d like to dive a little deeper. I am a very goal oriented person (shocking, I know) and I tend to get super focused on the training aspect of riding. That may be partly due to the fact that in the past, I’ve almost exclusively ridden as a “trainer.” Not as a pro per se, but I’ve always ridden sale horses or horses that needed some issue fixed, and I’ve rarely had a horse that was mine to do whatever I wanted with. 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


Since going to our clinic, we’ve really not had anything on the schedule as far as shows or other clinics simply due to a lack of funds. between not having an event to prepare for and the saga that has been pulled shoes and poofy body parts, we’ve been kind of aimless lately. Sure we’re still working on the same things we’ve always worked on, like 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