Ten feet tall

I am so proud today! Flash, Cyrus and I did five and a half miles solo at Hardy Creek this morning and everything went smoothly. I have ridden at Hardy extensively in the past but Flash has only been there once a year ago. We did most of the ride on a loose rein while […]

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Blood donation…with a side of horses

Rather than an exhaustive play by play of my most excellent weekend, I’ll toss up a bunch of photos both pretty and questionable and a few vignettes from our trip up the mountain!   My new favorite photo: Fourth ride in three days, bareback and mostly hands free! Ray and I have really clicked this […]

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Riding Keeps Me Sane

So much has happened in the last month it’s crazy to even try to type it out. A quick & dirty review: I went on the first camping trip of the season, over to Sisters and rode three times in two days, all on Ray. By the end of the trip, I was riding Ray […]

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Dry Side Jaunt

Two bridleless, three bareback & one horses first real camping season, Three Sisters behind us! Last weekend was a perfect start to the riding and camping season, but it made me re-examine my equine priorities. My main goal for the past two years has been to train for and complete a 50 mile endurance ride. […]

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Endorphins Are Good

Pssst Vicki! I know the terrible, awful, no good weather is here to stay, but I need a hit of this view! It’s been too long since I’ve had my Jokker fix! Running with a dog is incomparably better than shuffling alone. It’s the difference between dancing the Electric Slide in front of your history […]

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How many words for cold?

Actual mother fucking icicles hanging off my college library roof. I hate the cold. I spent part of my childhood in the blissful, baking, dry heat of Arizona, just north of Phoenix. I survived five whole stinking cold, snow bound winters in Vermont, and ran back home to more temperate Oregon at the first chance (that […]

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