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Hope

Once, English and Afrikaans murdered each other in the thousands. The stubborn Afrikaner met the relentless Englishman in a bloody clash that would last for years and destroy countless families; the marching hordes of the British facing the savage guerrillas … Continue reading

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Sunlands Training Show

Here are some numbers for this show: 8 horses. 1 four-berth. 1 two-berth. 4 trips; one for the two-berth, three for the four-berth. 6 saddles. Nowhere near enough girths. No dedicated horse-holders. (We’re very thankful our horsies almost all tie … 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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Why We Don’t Quit

(After Internet-related trouble, I’m back at last! Update on the horsies to follow.) I’ve seen so many people come and go from the things I love. Not just kids in the riding school, but people who wanted to devote themselves … Continue reading

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10 Questions from Me, My God and Maverick

Sorry for the extended silence, y’all. August has been one of those months that you tell kids about when they think they want to be stableyard managers. Somehow I managed to overbook the training at exactly the same time of … Continue reading

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CHG Leg 4 Goals

I have never been so relaxed the night before a dressage show. I suppose it makes sense; tension seldom goes hand in hand with either worship or dancing. I still care too much about scores. But this week’s dressage rides … Continue reading

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Still Alive, Part I

It’s been a little hectic. I plead first burnout, then boot camp, then a much-needed and God-given holiday over Easter. So this post (the third one in the whole of April – how sad) is about the week of the … Continue reading

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