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…

Our Learning Process

This week was a learning process. Out of the blue Lexi seemed like a different horse to ride. What was working up until now seemed to suddenly not be working for her. She suddenly was quite a bit more forward and less responsive to my leg. My natural response was to apply more pressure to…

Learning to Fly!

This new world of horses and the people in it never ceases to surprise and amaze me. I had the privilege of meeting a most unique lady today. My coach had made arrangements for a dentist to come out to do all of the horses teeth. She had a lady from about three hours away…

A Lovely Day

  My Lexi Girl and I got to spend the day together! It was a lovely day, not too hot with a light breeze to keep the bugs away. When I arrived I said hello to her over the fence. Lexi was busy grazing away on the hay. I tease her that she reminds me…

Eureka!

We had a good ride last night! Tuesday had been a really hot day. Lexi and I were both a bit off that evening and didn't accomplish much in the way of work, but we had a very nice time. My two riding partners, my coaches daughters, age 2 on her pony and age 4…

Our Little Brood

  This week my coach was away, so Lexi and I were on our own. I arrived on a gorgeous evening after work. My coach spends a lot of her time out with the horses so they noticed her absence. They were at the far end of the paddock, when I arrived. They all came…

Dreams Do Come True!

I'm so proud of my Lexi girl! We had our first clinic this weekend. It was a Jumping clinic put on locally so it was a perfect start for us. I wasn't sure how she'd be in a new environment with lots going on. It was a first for both of us! The clinic ran…