Saturday evening diary – owning a horse – a lifetime commitment

I had a great day today with my Alfie. Last week, I happened to be reading a fellow horse lovers blog and she was posting her review of a therapeutic sheet to help warm up a horses muscles and joints. The sheet is made of a material that captures the natural heat of the horseContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – owning a horse – a lifetime commitment”

Saturday evening diary – no really Mom – can we please trot over the pole?

As I’ve mentioned many times before, when it comes to Alfie and our lessons, Alfie’s needs, feelings, and fears are all taken into consideration before whatever I would like to learn or accomplish with him. Many might disagree with my approach and that’s ok. My goal with Alfie is to enjoy our riding time togetherContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – no really Mom – can we please trot over the pole?”

Sunday afternoon diary – a rare solo ride for me and Alfie!

Wow! It’s a Sunday diary entry!! It does happen but it’s rare.😊 Sunday’s. My day to relax with Alfie. In the summer – it’s a trail riding day. In the winter, it’s a clean tack kind of day. But today, I wanted to ride my boy. I got up, put on my now fitting sizeContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – a rare solo ride for me and Alfie!”

Saturday evening diary – getting round and skinny at the same time!

If you are reading the title of this entry, you might be a bit confused – I mean getting round and skinny at the same time doesn’t sound possible, but it is. Let me explain.😉 Getting round. In the dressage world, getting round refers to the horse’s form while walking, trotting and cantering. I’ve referredContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – getting round and skinny at the same time!”

Saturday evening diary – Supporting your partner is so important.

Having an older horse comes with a lot of challenges that most younger horses do not have to deal with. My sweet Alfie is 26 years young. He will be 27 in a matter of weeks. Every ride I have with him is truly a blessing. Over the years, our lessons have always been private.Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – Supporting your partner is so important.”

Saturday evening diary – slow, steady, consistent work gives you amazing results

After my less than ideal lesson with the fabulous Tally-Ho left me in tears, I was excited to ride my Alfie today. First step – the mounting block. For those of you keeping score, Alfie’s streak of standing at the block ended 2 weeks ago. Last weekend, my trainer and I worked with him againContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – slow, steady, consistent work gives you amazing results”

Saturday evening diary – I love learning how to dance with Alfie

So I posted Laura Bechtolsheimer’s Olympic performance in dressage from 2012 because it is incredibly beautiful. Also, because while watching it, I can now identify many of the movements she and her horse are doing and that’s just really freaking awesome. A few years ago, I would’ve just thought this routine was beautiful. Now afterContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – I love learning how to dance with Alfie”

Saturday evening diary – it’s my birthday – and I spent it with my love.

For those of you that are wondering, yes, I am married. My husband of 5 years is my biggest cheerleader when it comes to Alfie and horseback riding. He has supported me since day 1, and although his severe allergies to both horses and hay has prevented him from participating in this journey physically withContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – it’s my birthday – and I spent it with my love.”

Friday evening diary – a cozy snuggle day with my Alfie, and a constant reminder to myself that slow and steady always wins.

Ah, what a year it’s been. Thanks to the pandemic, I have been working from home since the early part of March. I go into my office 1-2 times a week for a few hours to print and mail my investigation letters but other than that, I’m stuck at home. Working from home was aContinue reading “Friday evening diary – a cozy snuggle day with my Alfie, and a constant reminder to myself that slow and steady always wins.”