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”

Saturday evening diary – it’s been awhile, pull up a chair and get comfy…

What a month it’s been. First let me give you all the update on Alfie. I was able to get a second opinion on the pain and lameness he’s been experiencing off and on for months. There are several different things working against him which is making pin pointing 1 specific cause very difficult –Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – it’s been awhile, pull up a chair and get comfy…”

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.”