Sunday evening diary – a beautiful day for a trail ride with our horsey best friend.

Today’s weather – cooler than it’s been with very low humidity. It was an absolutely perfect weather day for riding. I get to the barn and my friend and fellow boarder Monika wants to come on our trail ride today. Monika is the owner of Texas, a beautiful older quarter horse who happens to beContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – a beautiful day for a trail ride with our horsey best friend.”

Saturday afternoon diary – how to tell when your horse is in discomfort or just being a butt.

Today’s weather – hot and extremely humid with rain showers in the forecast. I get Alfie from his field and he happily trots to the gate to meet me. He enjoys his lunch of hydro hay, I get him tacked up and off we go. He stands at the mounting block for me – WOOHOO!!Continue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – how to tell when your horse is in discomfort or just being a butt.”

Sunday afternoon diary – it’s a spa day

I woke up this morning and checked the forecast…high of 92 with crazy HIGH humidity. 😎 As I drive to the barn, air conditioner blasting, listening to some Beethoven – yeah I’m one of those classical music fans – my mind wanders to my lesson with Alfie yesterday. I think back 4 years ago whenContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – it’s a spa day”

Saturday Evening Diary – a change in bit changed my horse…

Bits, bits and more bits. For my non horsey friends, bits are the part of the bridle that go into the horses mouth which the reins are attached to. There are many different types of bits, Western ones, English ones, training ones. I will admit, my experience with bits has been pretty limited, I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Saturday Evening Diary – a change in bit changed my horse…”

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”

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!”