A Little Faith

Nothing beats backing and bringing on a young horse from scratch for me. I love figuring out, helping and seeing improvement in remedial horses, but there’s always an element of frustration – the knowledge that this horse could have been so much better if nobody had messed it up in the first place. The blank […]

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Dancing at Home

If  I had been told six months ago that my competing dreams for 2018 would be crushed under the tide of perplexing circumstance that comes with budding adulthood, I would have been devastated. But it proves to be out of mercy that the Lord fails to show us our future. Now that I am here […]

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No Such Men

Girls, let me be real straight with you for a second. That Hollywood fellow you coo over? The one with the brooding dark eyes and smooth complexion? The huge biceps and the perfectly tousled hair? You don’t want him. You don’t just want a man with sculpted curls, high cheekbones and a square jaw. You […]

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Moving

In my last post, I mentioned some changes that were going to be happening to the site. I’ve been blogging at Riding on Water for more than four years now. The blog has brought me so much joy and I’ve gained so much from being able to put my thoughts down in this format; I […]

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Three Months

It’ll be exactly three months tonight. Three months since that call came in and changed my life and myself forever. A lot has happened in those three months. A lot more has changed than just me; a lot has moved. But all of it has moved in one direction. The right one. Deeper. Further. Higher. […]

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Back on Track

The seasons are changing here yet again, and I’m feeling the pressure of a coming winter with my clippers currently still out of commission. On the bright side, we’re fully stocked on blankets and our grazing is holding up great. We’ll have to see how it does as standing hay, but for now, the horses […]

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2018 Goals: Training Horses Q2

Champagne Despite my emotional craziness through this quarter, Champagne has made some good progress on the schooling front. Outings did not go as well, but now that my head is on more or less straight again, this will resume hopefully with better results. Shows: Early Feb: Pre-HOY – This was not a disaster, but it […]

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