A childhood dream has FINALLY come to fruition! I am 38 years old and just bought my first horse last month! A beautiful chestnut roan Tenessee Walker. This blog is to share my adventures in this new world of horse ownership. I do not come from a horse family, in fact they think I am slightly nuts for doing this. But man am I thrilled!
I welcome your comments and hope that for any other adult who has a dream of becommig a horse momma or poppa that this documentary of my experience helps you in coming to your own decision on horse ownership....more
Today Beau had his annual dental checkup. Charlie will have to wait until June. This time I have asked the vet to come by and practice her dental skills on my horse instead of the equine dentist. The vet uses electric equipment. So first she gives your horse a sedative, as all that noise can be quite scary. This was Beau’s first time at the ‘electric’ dentist....more
The foundation of Dressage for the rider/horse is rhythm. I define that as a balanced combination of relaxation and forward. It sounds deceptively simple.A rider/horse can not sacrifice forward for relaxation, or relaxation for forward. The art of riding is in negotiating the balance of the two in both the rider and the horse. Forward must be consistent; sometimes the rider relaxes the horse and sometimes the horse relaxes the rider...more
Who Am I This Time is the name of a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut and made into a film with Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon. It’s a quirky story about two people of very different and uncomfortable personalities -who fall in love while acting in a community theater production of Streetcar. (Hear Walken’s painfully shy, tongue-tied character roar, “Stella!!” during the play within a movie....more