Feeling Fine!

We are back! It's been a month of struggles. My girl was reluctant to canter to the right and was hesitant at the jumps. It could have easily been misconstrued as behavioural, but when my coach got on her we quickly determined she may need a chiropractor. She had two treatments total, two weeks apart,…

To Show Or Not To Show

That is indeed my current question of the day. There is a show that is being organized locally for next month. It's a fabulous opportunity to participate. I attended a jumping clinic in May organized by the same great group. They had mentioned they would be organizing a show for August. In May my thoughts…

Back on Track

Well my girl seems to be getting back on track. I went out Sunday just to spend some time with her. We had a lovely morning. She was easy to catch, which is her normal. I put her halter on and we headed down to the arena. We walked around, slowly incorporating circles, winding inward…

Riding Bareback

  It's been a week of ups and downs in the horse world. The bad news is my Lexi Girl is having some back trouble. The good news is my coach Tessa was on the ball in diagnosing the issue. We were having difficulty last Thursday, our ride wasn't going well. Tessa offered to get…

Loving Life

My Lexi girl was full of vim and vigor tonight! Ripping around kicking up her heels and playing with the other horses! It was a nice cool evening when I arrived tonight with just a sprinkle of rain. We stood under the awning for a bit watching the horses and waiting for the weather to…

Horse “MOM”

We've started a little cross country. My awesome coach designed and set up a course for us to practice last week. I was so excited to utilize it! I went out to spend the day Friday. To my surprise, for the first time Lexi wasn't keen on being caught. She didn't take long but walked…

Learning Cross Country

We had a week of thunderstorms and torrential rain. Missed my girl, but Thursday we were back at it! I've been wanting to try cross country. Today was the day! I had ordered a safety vest and it arrived just in time for my Thursday lesson. Tessa was finishing up another lesson when I arrived,…

Who’s Teaching Who?

  We had a good ride last night! Every ride I learn a bit more. Not just about the technicalities of riding but about my horse, and more importantly, about myself. This magnificent intuitive intelligent creature has been my greatest teacher in my life thus far. In the short time we've been together I have…

Happiness is…

When I started this riding adventure I had no idea if it would be a fleeting past time or something I would enjoy enough to invest in. After several months with my lesson horse it became apparent to me that I was going to want my own horse and the whole experience that goes along…