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!”

Tuesday evening diary – He likes it when I sing to him

Martini and I go way back. I’ve been riding him over a year now. In the past year, Martini has been a steady man under saddle. He’s well trained and will always take care of his rider. Despite his incredible talent and willingness when riding, his manners while grooming and tacking – well let’s justContinue reading “Tuesday evening diary – He likes it when I sing to him”

Tuesday Evening Diary – come on Judy, breathe!

My lesson tonight was with the fabulous Martini. We worked on completing an entire dressage test at the proper gaits – so there was a lot of trotting. Something you all might not know about me…when I’m concentrating really hard when I ride, well, I tend to forget to breathe. Yeah, I actually hold myContinue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary – come on Judy, breathe!”

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”