Thursday evening diary – when they choose you, you step up.

This past Sunday, our barn hosted a ground work clinic with an incredible trainer named Sara Vanecek. All of the horses were able to participate, including Alfie! Each horse had a handler, and the horses worked on lunging and there was even an obstacle course set up with lots of great desensitizing obstacles. This clinicContinue reading “Thursday evening diary – when they choose you, you step up.”

Wednesday Evening Diary – let’s dance!

I would like to formally introduce you all to Cee Cee. She is a 5 year old quarter horse, the newest addition to our lesson program, and the youngest horse I’ve ever ridden. Cee Cee has been a part of our lesson program for a couple of months now. I was one of the firstContinue reading “Wednesday Evening Diary – let’s dance!”

Friday evening diary – kicking it up a notch

Happy New Year folks! Something amazing has happened. It’s been 7 years of riding in the making, but I finally punched through the glass ceiling that has been holding my confidence hostage. Copper and I – we’ve made HUGE strides the last few weeks. Let me rewind a bit. When I purchased Copper, I vaguelyContinue reading “Friday evening diary – kicking it up a notch”

Sunday evening diary – It’s been awhile – let’s catch up!

Hi everyone. My deepest apologies for being MIA for so long, but lots of changes have happened since the summer, so let’s dive right in. First off, Alfie and Copper are fine. The changes that happened had to do with the management at our barn. In August, after a little over 2 years, the barnContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – It’s been awhile – let’s catch up!”

Monday Afternoon Diary – We are champions…

What an eventful day yesterday was. Just take a look… Our first away horse show was a HUGE success, not only for me but for another young lady named Mila who also rode Copper and she won champion in her division. The last several months have been medically challenging for Copper. He was diagnosed andContinue reading “Monday Afternoon Diary – We are champions…”

Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps

Happy Saturday everyone! We had an amazing day today at the barn. It was our spring cleaning day, and with the help of the boarders, students and parents, our barn got a deep cleaning it desperately needed. The cleanup started around 10 and didn’t end until 2, so during the cleanup process things were movedContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – courage comes in small by mighty steps”

Sunday Morning Diary – welcome winter

Happy New Year!! Winter has officially arrived in New York. After a fairly mild and calm December, January has started out cold and icy. It’s Sunday, and we are getting hit with freezing rain and sleet so no barn for me today. Last night scrolling through one of the many horse groups I belong toContinue reading “Sunday Morning Diary – welcome winter”

Sunday Evening Diary…a month filled with blessings

Relaxing after a nice hot shower after a super busy cold day at the barn, my heart is filled with such joy and happiness. Let me bring you all up to date with the adventures of Alfie and Copper. I can officially announce to the world – Alfie is barefoot. He no longer requires customContinue reading “Sunday Evening Diary…a month filled with blessings”

Tuesday Evening Diary – when self doubt creeps into your mind…

Our in house horse show was a HUGE success, for not only all the students who participated but for the horses as well. Alfie and I took 3rd place in the halter class, and Copper – who was shown by Shea, took 2nd place. I was one proud horse owner with both my boys takingContinue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary – when self doubt creeps into your mind…”

Sunday evening diary – the honeymoon phase is over…now it’s time to challenge mom

It’s been almost 3 months since the beautiful freckle faced Copper joined my family. I will admit, having 2 horses has been a challenge, making sure Copper feels loved and welcomed while making sure to pay equal attention to Alfie, all while keeping my sanity lol. It didn’t help that during this time Alfie hadContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – the honeymoon phase is over…now it’s time to challenge mom”