Friday, September 09, 2011


I will have to run out and get a picture to add to the blog, but just wanted to say that I have been keeping the horses in the dry lot because the ground is so wet. Well Shad and Biz apparently decided that they had had enough last night and completely mangled the gate. I will go get a bull gate this weekend. Let's see how they do with that!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Great Lesson this morning

Had a super lesson from Tiffany this morning. Rode Shad and we have been working on better suppleness & engagement for him and better sitting for me - more upright and also being supple in my left shoulder. The three takeaways for today are 1) "ride for the 10" from the get-go. 2) Maintain straightness on the right side - really push the right hind leg up into the right rein for a stronger right hind. 3) Maintain a supple connection to the left bridle and ride almost with a feeling of left flexion to help soften the left side of the body.

Shad pic for the day (from earlier in the year)

Also started a moebius with some of my own handspun yarn - first project with my own yarn! Woot!

Friday, September 02, 2011


Hard to believe that I haven't posted in so long!

Much water under bridge. Knitted a ton of stuff. Bought a new horse.

Speaking of which, he decided to rip off a chunk of hoof this morning, so thought I would share an oogie picture!

It's now all wrapped up and he's in the stall. He should be able to go out on the dry lot, but we will need to monitor the bandage to keep everything clean.

On the bright side, one of my latest shawls. I totally love it!