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…”
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”
It’s been a very emotional last couple of days for me. On Wednesday I had to say goodbye to my cat Soxy. I had him from the time he was a rambunctious kitten. He was 20 years old when he passed. Driving to the barn today, I fought back tears just thinking about him. AsContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – you are my sunshine when I’m feeling blue…”
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…”
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”
Despite our challenging lesson yesterday, my trainer captured these pictures.
This picture was taken after our lesson, and after my trainer Kari rode him for a little schooling lesson. Alfie has always been a challenging horse to ride. Not challenging in a dangerous way, challenging in a stubborn way. I remember when I first got him, I would watch my teacher ride him and heContinue reading “Saturday Afternoon Diary – a challenging lesson, a reminder that horses will continue to challenge…always”
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??”
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!”
It was too hot to ride today – so I spent the day feeding my Alfie hydration hay and hanging out with my barn family. A perfect Sunday indeed.