Friday evening diary – a lovely day with my Alfie.

September 11. It’s a hard day to get through for our entire country. We all remember where we were when it happened. This day is always a heavy one on my heart. On September 11, 2002 – one year after tragedy hit our country, my father suffered a stroke, the damage done would lead toContinue reading “Friday evening diary – a lovely day with my Alfie.”

Tuesday evening diary – getting ready for our horse show!

We are having a horse show at the end of this month!! My plan is to enter it with Alfie, but today’s lesson with Martini was to go over what I would be doing with Alfie. The classes I’m doing with Alfie are all at a walk, and he should be fine with what weContinue reading “Tuesday evening diary – getting ready for our horse show!”

Sunday afternoon diary: another perfect trail ride

Alfie is absolutely loving these trail ride excursions we are taking. Today we enjoyed the company of Regina riding Cayman. Since hitting this little trail with Alfie several weeks ago, I’ve noticed a lot of positive change with Alfie. The biggest is the mounting block. He stands. Like a statue. The last 2 weekends, noContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary: another perfect trail ride”

Saturday Evening Diary – a lesson out on the trail

What an absolutely picture perfect day. The weather was beautiful today, sunny, around 75 and no humidity. I get to the barn and make the walk up to Alfie’s paddock. As I approach the gate, he picks up his head and sees that it’s me and he comes running over. This has taken over 4Continue reading “Saturday Evening Diary – a lesson out on the trail”

Tuesday evening diary: half seat at a trot and a visit from the massage therapist.

As I’m driving to the barn, I couldn’t help but notice the clouds in the sky. Dark and looming clouds. I look up at the sky and in my most intimidating mean voice command the rain the stay away! Last week my lesson with Martini was called because of a thunderstorm. My voice worked, asContinue reading “Tuesday evening diary: half seat at a trot and a visit from the massage therapist.”

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.”

Tuesday evening diary: lesson was called on account of RAIN!

Hot and humid weather, this is typical for summer in NY. As I left my house the air was so thick and hazy, you could chew it. As I’m driving towards the barn, the sunny sky briefly disappears and a short rain shower attempts to clean the dust off my car. As I get closerContinue reading “Tuesday evening diary: lesson was called on account of RAIN!”

Monday thoughts…

Found this and just had to share it… How much weight can a horse carry.in my experience, a horse can carry an infinite amount.They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Countless tears sometimes comb their tangled manes. Moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and holdContinue reading “Monday thoughts…”

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”