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... Continue Reading →

Fun with Flash

Another long hot day so instead of saddling up and working on the basics, I hauled myself up bareback with a pocketful of treats. One of Flash's favorite things is treats, so tonight we played soccer and worked on teaching him "push" (with his nose), "kick" (with his legs), and tonight we added "chase". Soccer... Continue Reading →

Basics are good

Here he has his thinking cap on... I had to admit to a friend today that despite all my experience in the horse world, I've never studied or really learned how to build a horse's strength and carriage up from the basics. Oh I've picked up some tricks here and there, but no consistency. V... Continue Reading →

Bloghop: Favorites of 2018

Here's a fun post idea from Centered in the Saddle. So much has happened this year, and this is a photo based way to wrap it all up. Favorite Horse Show Picture I don't show and didn't make it to a single endurance ride, but here's Kade's first mounted lesson (and many more to come!)... Continue Reading →

So many questions

I'm a terrible blogger, but here's something that's been floating around many of the horse blogs I read. Actually stolen from Haiku Farm! 1.   Why horses? Why not a sane sport, like soccer or softball or curling? There are so many facets to this answer, starting with "it's in the blood" and constant early exposure... Continue Reading →

Namesake

Lately it feels as if I'm paralleling my namesake, Jamethiel, more than ever, in terms of the level of crazy this year has held. (For those who don't know, I'm named for the main character in a beautiful, convoluted, complicated, epic fantasy series The Chronicles of the Kencyrath. The author makes George RR Martin seem... Continue Reading →

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