Candy the Lesson Horse

Candy the Lesson Horse

My friend next door is a dressage trainer and has a string of great lesson horses for her students. Summer is an extra busy time for her, and a couple of weeks ago she asked about using some combination of my horses for lessons. Years…

Floods, fires, and flies

Floods, fires, and flies

My plan for riding all the horses all the time was derailed by some exciting weather over the last few weeks. Springtime in Oklahoma is usually filled with tornadoes, but things got extra wild this year. The eastern part of the state saw 41 tornadoes…

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

It’s been a very rainy spring so far, but last week had a few consecutive days of hot, sunny weather. That meant I could both mow my hugely overgrown lawn and ride in my neighbor’s outdoor arena! On Thursday, I opted to ride first, and tacked…

Summer Plans

Summer Plans

Now that I have free time again, I’m attempting to put together a plan for the summer. The horses are all woefully out of the shape; I don’t think I’ve ridden at all since closing hunt last month! All three horses look healthy and shiny…

Slowly but surely

Slowly but surely

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve waited for the other shoe to drop regarding Candy’s changed behavior. Happily, it hasn’t- Candy continues to be pleasant, calm, and much less anxious! Last Thursday, I decided to skip yoga class and ride instead. Candy…