Puppy Snugglies!

Bentley After the horse show last weekend, I took things a little easier during the week to recover.  Tuesday I took off, and during the Wednesday lesson I rode Nyk.  It was pretty uneventful. Thursday at the other barn was really tough because I hadn’t been pushing myself.  Standing changes the first way were torture, […]

Spring Show – Abbreviated Version

Nyk and my awesome hat Here is a quick wrap up of the show last weekend.  While I enjoy showing in the Coliseum, the fairgrounds are an utter dump.  The same trash was strewn about the grounds from the ASHAM show, and as it's the governor's fondest desire to close it down completely so it […]

Status Quo

Leela The week has been pretty uneventful, other than being very busy.  Had mixed success during the week with both horses, but had great rides today.  Tuesday I rode Blondie with a show bridle, and she was her usual skittish, spooky self.  I am getting better at giving on the bridle, even when she is […]

The New Countdown Begins

Me and Blondie Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a week since the horse show!  It has flown by!  The euphoria is starting to fade, so it’s a good thing that there’s another one in two weeks.  I am counting down the days. I am all fired up now with the successes at the […]

Show Wrap-up

This horse show was just brutal in terms of getting anything else done during the show.  The storms yesterday brought the pace of the show to a screeching halt, too, and it took forever for the evening session to wrap up.  Audie was in the last class, so I stayed to watch her go, but […]

Afternoon Session

The name the of the game this afternoon was rain, rain, rain.  It just poured at around 1pm, then it was touch and go after that.  It rained so much that the classes were warming up in the arena because it was too muddy in the warm up ring, and nobody wanted shoes pulled off.  […]

Quick Update from the Show

It is way past my bedtime, so here is the quick version of tonight’s events. Tonight was the first time that I would be riding Nyk at a real show.  Things are always crazy the first night of a show, so I didn’t get to warm him up beyond a trot in each direction.  Then […]

Waiting for the Games to Begin

Show season is fast approaching, and that means lots of work trying to get ready for it.  Winter returned briefly last weekend, and I hope that it’s gone for good before the show.  It’s not much fun sitting around when it’s only about 30 degrees. Tuesday I rode Harley, and we did some no stirrup […]