Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hope Riding Training Show Recap – Part II: The Showjumping

Show photos by Monique Bernic Photography Our day started at 6am in the crystal twilight before winter’s dawn. Actually, it started at four because I woke up and was too nervously excited to sleep, so I cuddled my dog until 5:30 … Continue reading

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Hope Riding Training Show Recap – Part I: The Preparation

Preparing Arwen started on the Monday, six days before the show. With the help of my sister, who is a lot better at hair than I am, I experimented with Arwen’s mane. She rubbed out about a foot of the middle, … Continue reading

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Little Steps

I have often felt that horsemanship is so much more than riding, a subject which I’ll elaborate on in another post soon. Many people – even those who don’t do their horses’ daily feeding and mucking out chores – will … Continue reading

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Rocking the Dressage

A few months ago I wrote about how glad I was that Sookie Lynn was coming back into my life. Sookie first came to the stud about two years ago as a three-year-old filly from dressage bloodlines, very unique-looking with … Continue reading

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Thunder

I may be biased (okay, so I am totally biased), but my baby horse is the kindest youngster I’ve had the pleasure of working with. No, he’s not the smartest, by a long shot. That would be Rose, a skewbald … Continue reading

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Clipped and Ready

Clipping is a job that can be either a welcome and satisfying break from the daily grind or a soul-searching, body-pounding ordeal, and the one thing that makes the difference is having a good pair of clippers. The first few … Continue reading

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