My non-riding friends sometimes ask me why I still take lessons after riding for so many years. After all, what could be so hard about wearing an odd-looking outfit and sitting there on your horse while he jumps over sticks? But as us riders know, a life with horses often comes with more downs than ups, and riding is *a lot* harder than just sitting there looking pretty and collecting ribbons.Read More
Sending your beloved and faithful friend off to his or her next owner is never an easy thing to do, and it's harder with some horses than others. It's been a few months since I said good-bye to my best friend and faithful partner Toes...Read More
When is the last time you did something nice--really nice--for your four-legged partner?
Doesn't your horse deserve something special after carrying you around and doing what you ask (most of the time!) day after day? I think it's time to make your trusty steed some homemade horse cookies. Don't settle for the store-bought version and pay for horse treats that are often stale and expensive.
I tried all the popular recipes I could find and with a little tweaking came up with the ultimate horse treat recipe. Let me know how your horse likes them!Read More
Dealing with nerves is unfortunately just part of riding. Every single rider out there, even Olympians, feel nervous at times. Whether it's a cold day and your horse feels on the verge of blowing up, or you're cantering down to a fence worrying about seeing a distance, most riders will react by holding their breath or taking small shallow breaths. The problem with that is ...Read More