Category Archives: Arwen

On a Happier Note

For all the pain of the past few weeks, there has been a lot of joy thrown in there as well. My precious dance partner has been a huge source of it. Our lessons with Coach J have been fantastic; … Continue reading

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2018 Goals: Competing Horses

At the end of 2016, I faced losing the ride on the best horse I’d ever sat on. At the end of 2017, I face, for the first time in my life, regular and serious training on a horse who … Continue reading

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Fourways Training SJ and XC

I looked at my list of horses for this show and thought, “Six horses, six riders! What a lovely, relaxed show,” and then contemplated how six riders felt like about a million at SANESA this year. One does get used … Continue reading

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We need grass, desperately. But the grass was shrivelling up and dying, until this week. As prayer meetings were held in Parliament, my own little prayers were answered. This meant a slow week for lessons, but we managed to cram … Continue reading

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Equivest Show and More

Y’all. My God? He’s amazing. Every time I enter a dressage show I feel vaguely guilty about spending time and money on something that isn’t expressly helping other people. I know, intellectually, that God wouldn’t have sent me Faith, or … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here

The arrival of some beautiful rain has transfigured the face of our landscape from the dormant browns of winter to vibrant life. And no matter that I’ve been living here since I can remember, it still takes my breath away. … Continue reading

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Miracle Season

We started off our first SANESA season as a yard the way we always do: a little clueless, a lot scruffy, and ready to give absolutely everything we had. At our first qualifier, I didn’t even know that SANESA working … Continue reading

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