Saturday Evening Diary – focused and confident – a rare occurance

Focused and confident – that’s what I was feeling today. Experiencing both of these on the same day is not an every ride occurrence. In fact, it’s more of an anomaly. A few years ago I realized that my ability to be focused and confident in my riding was tied directly to my – IContinue reading “Saturday Evening Diary – focused and confident – a rare occurance”

Sunday Diary – a beautiful crisp fall day spent with Alfie

Fall has arrived. Yesterday, my husband and I went apple picking, it’s a yearly tradition that we both enjoy. We each get a bag to fill. My husband picks apples for baking, and I pick apples for Alfie. Yes, you read that right, I pick an entire bag of apples for Alfie. I took 3Continue reading “Sunday Diary – a beautiful crisp fall day spent with Alfie”

Sunday evening diary – a trail ride, groundwork & cleaning tack.

I’ve gotten used to Sunday’s with Alfie being our “fun day.” Today we had the amazing pleasure of my best gal Heidi riding her horse Cayman. It was only the 2nd time she’s ridden him on the trails and a first time going with Alfie. Our pedestrian chaperones were barn manager Regina and her wifeContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – a trail ride, groundwork & cleaning tack.”

Saturday evening diary – watch out horse show, Judy and Braveheart are coming!

The other day, I’m sitting at home minding my own business when my barn manger Regina texts me asking what Alfie’s show name was. I wrote back and said Alfie. I told her he isn’t registered or papered so he doesn’t have an official show name. She then informed me he could have a showContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – watch out horse show, Judy and Braveheart are coming!”

Friday evening diary – a lovely day with my Alfie.

September 11. It’s a hard day to get through for our entire country. We all remember where we were when it happened. This day is always a heavy one on my heart. On September 11, 2002 – one year after tragedy hit our country, my father suffered a stroke, the damage done would lead toContinue reading “Friday evening diary – a lovely day with my Alfie.”

Sunday afternoon diary: another perfect trail ride

Alfie is absolutely loving these trail ride excursions we are taking. Today we enjoyed the company of Regina riding Cayman. Since hitting this little trail with Alfie several weeks ago, I’ve noticed a lot of positive change with Alfie. The biggest is the mounting block. He stands. Like a statue. The last 2 weekends, noContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary: another perfect trail ride”

Saturday Evening Diary – a lesson out on the trail

What an absolutely picture perfect day. The weather was beautiful today, sunny, around 75 and no humidity. I get to the barn and make the walk up to Alfie’s paddock. As I approach the gate, he picks up his head and sees that it’s me and he comes running over. This has taken over 4Continue reading “Saturday Evening Diary – a lesson out on the trail”

Sunday evening diary – a beautiful day for a trail ride with our horsey best friend.

Today’s weather – cooler than it’s been with very low humidity. It was an absolutely perfect weather day for riding. I get to the barn and my friend and fellow boarder Monika wants to come on our trail ride today. Monika is the owner of Texas, a beautiful older quarter horse who happens to beContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – a beautiful day for a trail ride with our horsey best friend.”

Saturday Evening Diary – a change in bit changed my horse…

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…”

Sunday Evening Diary – time for a change of scenery

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”