Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit 🤷🏻‍♀️

I know what you are thinking – gaining weight AND getting fit?? Yes, that’s what is happening – not to me, but to Copper. When I purchased Copper, I had a pre-purchase exam (PPE) done by a vet. Part of the exam is a body scale ranking where weight, fat and muscle figure into aContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit 🤷🏻‍♀️”

Saturday evening diary – I hit the canter button 😂

My darling Copper. We are still in the getting to know each other phase and man, this horse has so much talent and training. These last almost 4 weeks have been a fun experiment in getting to know him and figuring out what his different buttons do along with where exactly they are located. ForContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – I hit the canter button 😂”

Tuesday evening diary – Getting to know you, getting to know all about you 🎶🎵

Copper has officially been in his new home for 1 week. Giving him time to adjust and get used to a new routine, new environment and new people is extremely important. Tonight I rode him for the 2nd time since he’s been with me, and it was fun. Getting to know him is very exciting.Continue reading “Tuesday evening diary – Getting to know you, getting to know all about you 🎶🎵”

Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.

It’s been 1 week since we said goodbye to the beautiful Cayman. One week later, emotions are still running high, but the healing process has begun. My friend Heidi came to the barn today to ride one of the school horses. It would be the first time she’s ever ridden him and the first timeContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.”

Saturday evening diary – Welcome to retirement Alfie ❤️

When I first met Alfie, I was a beginner in the world of horses. I had only been taking lessons for about 4 months before fate stepped in and Alfie and I became a team. We started our partnership with a weekly lesson followed by a ground work day. Alfie knew I was a beginnerContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – Welcome to retirement Alfie ❤️”

Wednesday evening diary – a solo evening ride outside

Yes, you read that correctly…Alfie and I enjoyed a solo ride outside…no babysitter, no chaperone, only us. We went around the property enjoying the warm sunny weather. It was a short ride but one that was pure bliss. Alfie and I have been partners for almost 5 years. I spent about 4 of those yearsContinue reading “Wednesday evening diary – a solo evening ride outside”

Saturday evening diary – a bond and love so strong.

An absolutely beautiful day at the barn. Spring is in the air, although it was a bit chilly, old man winter is still hanging around in spots. But the sun is warm and the birds are chirping so winter is packing it in until next year. I head to the paddock to get Alfie. 2Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – a bond and love so strong.”

Tuesday evening diary – a disagreement at the mounting block, a few tantrums, trotting circles, some collection exercises and a forward trot all around the ring – an evening spent with Alfie.

The summary of my evening with Alfie is accurate. He pulled out some of his greatest hits tonight, the Alfie shuffle at the mounting block, the flying spit wad, dancing into the center of the arena, until finally, the record stopped playing and he started working with me. And together, we made beautiful music, soContinue reading “Tuesday evening diary – a disagreement at the mounting block, a few tantrums, trotting circles, some collection exercises and a forward trot all around the ring – an evening spent with Alfie.”

Sunday afternoon diary – a short solo ride full of opinions…

The time changed last night, we sprung ahead 1 hour. I must say, my body is handling the change OK so far. Last year when the time changed I was a hot mess the first day and couldn’t seem to get on schedule well for weeks. Alfie, was extremely opinionated today. He was perfect forContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – a short solo ride full of opinions…”

Saturday evening diary – a little light gymnastic work for Alfie

Since coming off his 6 1/2 weeks of no work while recovering from 2 separate hoof issues, Alfie has had a definite spring in his step. He is more forward and only wants to trot. And when he doesn’t get his way, he lets his opinion be known. You might not think that a 6Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – a little light gymnastic work for Alfie”