Tribute to My Boy

This poem was posted by Carl Hester today when he lost his beloved horse Peanuts. As it was also very fitting for me today, I am sharing it with you as a tribute to my beloved companion Hershey whom I will dearly miss. Author unknown Hershey - Forever Loved and Dearly Missed

Sunday at the Barn

There is nothing better than a Sunday at the barn! I had the whole afternoon to spend with my girl. She was a little revved up when I arrived. There was a new pony working in the sand arena beside Lexi and Sugar's paddock. The girls were pretty excited to see a new face and…

Spring Spa Day

Lexi and I were fortunate to participate in a spring spa day at Timberwind over the long weekend. She looks and feels fabulous after her bath! I arrived at the barn just as our barn manager had finished with Adar. He looked so handsome grazing out in the grassy area with his shiny clean coat.…

Soul Food

For me there is nothing better than an evening at the barn and having a good ride! It was a lovely evening for our lesson night tonight. The weather was warm and there was no wind. An occasional light sprinkling of rain but just enough to make the spring air fresh and such a pleasure…

My Heart Horse

The veritable blizzard we experienced this morning aside, we had a great week! Spring on the Canadian prairies. Winter in the morning, spring in the evening. The lovely Adar grazing after the storm. Photo credit Mackenzie Xavier. The arena was open on Friday night so I was able to bring Lexi in for a ride.…

Quiet Moments

Spring brings with it longer days and Lexi and I are loving the warmer weather. We took full advantage of the Easter long weekend, finally able to spend more time together and the progress is notable. We had a very good ride at our lesson on Saturday. We worked with my coach for the full…

It Takes A Village

Lexi and I have been implementing what we learned at our clinic. As well, a friend who did the clinic with us lent me a wonderful book. "The Art of Liberty Training for Horses" by Jonathan Field. Thank you Amanda!! It expanded on what we learned at the clinic and explained horse behaviour and how…

Liberty Work

It was an early morning Sunday as I awoke to meet my trainer at the barn. 6:30 a.m. Ughhh still sleepy, until I realized "Hey! This isn't a work day! I get to take Lexi to our first liberty clinic and spend the whole day with her!!" I had been looking forward to today for…