The Horse’s Default

Recently, I’ve started writing monthly reports for my full training clients. Many of them don’t get to see their horses work much, so to keep in touch with their training, they’d text me for updates and I found myself texting back only short and incomplete answers. Hence, I set aside some time in the beginning […]

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Taking Up the Cross

​ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. – Matthew 16:24 The past two months was really a journey in following this verse for me. Our minister preached about this concept somewhere in mid October, and I prayed […]

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YDHS Finals

This show was perfect chaos, but by the grace of God it turned out to be one of our best shows ever. We started our preparations with a lesson with S., one of our favourite coaches ever and also our saddle fitter, at the actual show venue a week beforehand. Despite having no other horses […]

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A Happy Place

Guys, they are not kidding about this job being hard. But it’s my happy place. There have been a lot of days that I would seriously have quit coaching and training, and just kept my horses to potter on, and gone to be a writer. If I was doing this for the love of the […]

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Q2 Goal Review

So it’s a little late, but better late than never, right? Nell Qualify for the Provincials at the Young Horse Performance Series. – Done! We needed two completions and we have three. So we finished last at two of them (and won the last one! … OK, so nobody else showed up), but who cares? […]

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April/May Recap

So April and May happened. There’s a lot to recap, so we’ll keep it short. Magic went to his second graded show; I made a whoopsie in the first class and landed feet-first in the oxer. Then I made exactly the same whoopsie in the second class and landed bum-first in the combination. Apparently one […]

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Week Recap – 2nd April

This week was filled with more sunny days and bright skies and unfortunately, admin. This is the side of yard management that nobody really likes, least of all myself. Although, if I’m honest, it does give one’s legs a welcome break. This week we continued working on the little grid, making it progressively bigger and […]

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