Sunday Evening Diary – time for a change of scenery

So my lesson yesterday had it’s challenges. I normally do not ride Alfie 2 days in a row, but last night I got to thinking. My boy loves to trail ride. And we hadn’t been trail riding in a very long time. We have a nice path that goes around part of the property intoContinue reading “Sunday Evening Diary – time for a change of scenery”

Saturday Afternoon Diary – a challenging lesson, a reminder that horses will continue to challenge…always

This picture was taken after our lesson, and after my trainer Kari rode him for a little schooling lesson. Alfie has always been a challenging horse to ride. Not challenging in a dangerous way, challenging in a stubborn way. I remember when I first got him, I would watch my teacher ride him and heContinue reading “Saturday Afternoon Diary – a challenging lesson, a reminder that horses will continue to challenge…always”

Sunday Diary – is summer over yet??

Goofy photo from yesterday 🤣🤣🤣 No riding today, the weather was so incredibly unpleasant. I spent the day feeding Alfie (to his delight) and I gave Martini and Ziggy luxurious bubble baths. This morning when I got to the barn our fantastic barn manager Regina couldn’t wait to tell me about the continuing saga ofContinue reading “Sunday Diary – is summer over yet??”

Saturday Afternoon Diary…bugs, heat, crankiness, a luxurious bubble bath and new shoes!

Talk about a full day for Alfie. I arrived at the barn and gathered up all of Alfie’s winter blankets for the cleaning service. I then broke up a brick of hydro hay and made his lunch. As I’m walking up to his field to get him, the sun is blazing and here comes theContinue reading “Saturday Afternoon Diary…bugs, heat, crankiness, a luxurious bubble bath and new shoes!”

Tuesday Evening Diary: I’m finally NOT throwing away the contact!

Today’s lesson was with Martini. This horse has an actual fan club. Everyone that rides him falls in love with him, and for good reason. He’s a school master. For many years riding Alfie, I would throw away the contact. The contact is one of the ways you communicate with your horse. The reins areContinue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary: I’m finally NOT throwing away the contact!”

Saturday evening diary – so much goodness where do I start…

Another super hot and humid day in NY. I’m not a fan of winter at all but this heat and humidity can really just break for a bit. The humans would love it and the horses would love it. I get Alfie from his field and he’s super happy because the heat was bad byContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – so much goodness where do I start…”

Saturday afternoon diary…It’s so hot let’s try a bareback lesson!

Riding bareback. It’s something I’ve done so little of throughout the 4 years Alfie and I have been together. For those that don’t know what bareback riding is, it’s where you ride the horse without a saddle. You can either ride with a bareback pad or without one, I prefer the pad. Riding bareback hasContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary…It’s so hot let’s try a bareback lesson!”

Tuesday Evening Diary…why is it so hot???

Ok…I know it’s summer…but 3PM and it’s STILL 87, crazy high humidity to the point that as soon as you leave your air conditioned car and step outside your riding breeches become one with your skin. I wouldn’t feel the need to complain except this kind of heat has been with us since the beginningContinue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary…why is it so hot???”