Here are two six word memoirs I've written at different times for my students and they have been true for 28 years now. 🙂 Raised in a barn? I wish! Best view: between a horse’s ears.
Right now, I'm sitting on the couch, writing this post. Before that, I was eating a blueberry muffin that I made yesterday. If you're interested, I used this recipe (my favorite), but swapped sour cream with Greek yogurt and oil with applesauce. Before that, I was watching this fascinating video about how germs spread, shared… Continue reading Before That: Wednesday Edition
Today I went to a retirement party for the trainer/barn owner where I used to keep my horse, Copper. She has been teaching kids (and adults) how to ride for years, and it's been a privilege to be part of that barn and watch those little girls grow up into confident, responsible, and tough riders… Continue reading The Time I Gave My Horse a Shot
I finally got back on my horse today. It's been forever since I've been in the saddle, or at least that's how it feels. It's only been like two or three weeks, but dang I miss it! The weather was perfect. Sunny, cool (a little cold in the shade). Copper was a sweet boy as… Continue reading Back in the Saddle (#sol17 19/31)
I have spent the day in Montgomery at the Alabama Horse Fair surrounded by horses, tack, food, horsey people, and puppies (basically all my favorite things). I've learned some things from clinicians like Stacy Westfall, watched the parade of breeds, and been entertained by trainers like Make Gascon on his fun horse Tito. If you're… Continue reading Horse Soccer (#SOL17 4/31)
When I was nine years old the Disney Channel was showing a lot of movies with one common element: horses. Like many nine-year-old girls, these beautiful, powerful animals caught my attention. From Dark Horse to Wild Hearts Can't be Broken, I was obsessed. I wanted to ride horses, read about horses, watch more movies about horses,… Continue reading The best birthday present #sol16 Day 12
"TURN NOW! WHY DIDN'T YOU TURN? HURRY UP! FASTER!" Let me start by saying, I don't do well with yelling. I'm not from a family of yellers, I rarely raise my voice--even in excitement--and it kind of stresses me out when people are yelling. Even if it's not at me. And when it is at… Continue reading NOT my event #sol16 Day 5