Tuesday Evening Diary – I FINALLY conquered my diagonals!!!

Today’s lesson with Martini was going over the poles and obstacle course pattern for the horse show. This is all at the trot. First up, posting trot a 20 meter circle, followed by trotting over 2 poles in a half seat, more trotting, 2 more poles, repeating the pattern so it’s a total of 2Continue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary – I FINALLY conquered my diagonals!!!”

Sunday evening diary – a trail ride, groundwork & cleaning tack.

I’ve gotten used to Sunday’s with Alfie being our “fun day.” Today we had the amazing pleasure of my best gal Heidi riding her horse Cayman. It was only the 2nd time she’s ridden him on the trails and a first time going with Alfie. Our pedestrian chaperones were barn manager Regina and her wifeContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – a trail ride, groundwork & cleaning tack.”

Saturday evening diary – watch out horse show, Judy and Braveheart are coming!

The other day, I’m sitting at home minding my own business when my barn manger Regina texts me asking what Alfie’s show name was. I wrote back and said Alfie. I told her he isn’t registered or papered so he doesn’t have an official show name. She then informed me he could have a showContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – watch out horse show, Judy and Braveheart are coming!”

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.”