Month: April 2014

The Hand Gallop guide to throwing a Derby party

The Hand Gallop guide to throwing a Derby party

The Kentucky Derby is fast approaching, and I’m putting together the details for my annual Derby party. While I don’t know much about horse racing, I can always appreciate beautiful Thoroughbreds and the speed and power they display. (Plus, I like to imagine which ones […]

Technical cross-country

Technical cross-country

 Like all good eventers who couldn’t make the pilgrimage to Kentucky’s holy ground, I spent the weekend watching Rolex on my laptop. I gasped, I groaned, I caught myself clucking at horses who looked sticky. I even forced Johnny to watch most of the cross-country […]

Friday fun: mini madness

Friday fun: mini madness

Moe and Gina used to live at a facility that had a dozen or so miniature horses. I took this video of three minis chasing each other around last year- the sight of their fat bellies and fuzzy coats never fails to make me laugh!

Courses with Gina

Courses with Gina

Late Tuesday morning, I headed to the barn with the intent to reconfigure and raise my jumps. I was feeling triumphant after Gina’s success over the grid on Friday and wanted to push her just a little more. There’s a lone vertical and a related […]

Viva Carlos Blog Hop: Appreciating what you have

Viva Carlos Blog Hop: Appreciating what you have

L. Williams at Viva Carlos has a lovely positive topic for us to consider with this blog hop: Let’s take a minute to appreciate the Pros of our current ponies, whether you own them or just ride them in lessons. Let’s start with Moe first, […]