Hi everyone. My deepest apologies for being MIA for so long, but lots of changes have happened since the summer, so let’s dive right in. First off, Alfie and Copper are fine. The changes that happened had to do with the management at our barn. In August, after a little over 2 years, the barnContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – It’s been awhile – let’s catch up!”
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Monday Afternoon Diary – We are champions…
What an eventful day yesterday was. Just take a look… Our first away horse show was a HUGE success, not only for me but for another young lady named Mila who also rode Copper and she won champion in her division. The last several months have been medically challenging for Copper. He was diagnosed andContinue reading “Monday Afternoon Diary – We are champions…”
Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps
Happy Saturday everyone! We had an amazing day today at the barn. It was our spring cleaning day, and with the help of the boarders, students and parents, our barn got a deep cleaning it desperately needed. The cleanup started around 10 and didn’t end until 2, so during the cleanup process things were movedContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps”
Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.
It’s been 1 week since we said goodbye to the beautiful Cayman. One week later, emotions are still running high, but the healing process has begun. My friend Heidi came to the barn today to ride one of the school horses. It would be the first time she’s ever ridden him and the first timeContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.”
Sunday evening diary – saying goodbye is never easy, even if you know in advance.
Yesterday we said goodbye to a beautiful horse named Cayman. Cayman was owned by one of my very good friends, and Alfie was Cayman’s first horsey friend. In fact, both boys became very good friends very quickly when they first met a little over 2 years ago. Cayman had cancer, yes, horses can suffer fromContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – saying goodbye is never easy, even if you know in advance.”
Sunday evening diary – a rainy day, but still a fun day at the barn.
Yesterday, the weather was beautiful. Spring is in the air. Sunny and warm, Alfie and I had a great lesson and even took our first ride outside since the winter. Today, it was raining. Not just a little rain but A LOT of rain. The horses were sleepy, I mean it’s the perfect weather toContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – a rainy day, but still a fun day at the barn.”
Monday Evening Diary – it’s time for a new shoe Alfie
Driving to the barn today was very surreal. My logical brain believed what my farrier Bill & barn manager Regina thought – that something had changed in Alfie’s foot which required a new type of shoe. But as I’m sure many of you have experienced in life, sometimes the emotional aspect gets in the wayContinue reading “Monday Evening Diary – it’s time for a new shoe Alfie”
Sunday Evening Diary – kaboom!!
I arrive at the barn today and it’s still just as cold as it was yesterday, except – no sunshine today, so the bitter cold is sincerely in force. The horses have all been turned out except for Alfie, he is enjoying the entire arena all to himself. He hears my voice as I’m chattingContinue reading “Sunday Evening Diary – kaboom!!”
Sunday Afternoon Diary – cleaning tack and waiting for an abscess to pop
You all know that expression – a watched pot never boils. Well I can officially tell you the same is true for a hoof with an abscess. Today, I stared at Alfie’s hoof whenever I walked by him, trying to will the abscess to break open. I was excited to have the dressing changed toContinue reading “Sunday Afternoon Diary – cleaning tack and waiting for an abscess to pop”
Last day of 2020…
What a year 2020 has been. A year filled with sadness, fear, heartbreak. It was also a year filled with love, strength, determination. Wishing all of my devoted readers and fans, a HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR.❤️🐴