New partner, new goals

New partner, new goals

Every now and then something comes along that makes you evaluate your plans and want to establish some goals. As an adult ammy with a full life and busy company, I've always assumed that it's impractical to think I can have a regular showing career. It's hard enough when a staff member takes a long [...]

I’m a believer

I’m a believer

It’s true, I believe miracles can happen. I believe our departed can send us a nudge from time to time. I wholeheartedly believe we are not the only planet with life in this universe. But when it came to ‘communicating’ telepathically with ones pets? I was firmly on the disbelief side of that fence. Talking [...]

Hiccups, hurdles & horses

Hiccups, hurdles & horses

They say horse training is a journey filled with highs and lows. Life affirming leaps forward and vibe crushing steps backward. Poor Venti arrived in good spirits but having lost a lot of weight and with a lot of life changes to adjust to. Welcome to the swamp, pony! Didn’t have bugs at home? You [...]

Horse Shopping is the Worst

Horse Shopping is the Worst

Horses tried:  12 States visited:  3 Videos watched: 792,431 I'll say it, horse shopping is the worst. I know, I know; cry me a river. But seriously, it's THE WORST.  You spend every free moment scouring websites, glued to facebook groups, and reaching out to trainers. Then you finally find a few that have some semblance [...]

The brave little pony

The brave little pony

Fritzy had a rather disappointing six-month check in early March. He scored a 3/5 lame before flexions, his hocks have continued to straighten, his fetlocks have begun to drop, he has further muscle atrophy in his hindquarters and his left hind is overcompensating for the right with exaggerated movement. My wonderful vet wanted to check [...]

Heartbreak part 2

Part 2 is a bit more delayed than I'd imagined and this is still an incomplete summary of the layers upon layers of emotions I'm feeling. Even four months after his DSLD diagnosis, I'm not quite sure how to encapsulate all of the emotions that come with my Fritzy's condition. But I'll give it a [...]