Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Good Morning Beautiful Human I've been thinking lately about the horses who come into our lives. In my life as a horse trainer people rarely come to me with "well behaved" horses but it does happen from time to time. One of my favorite horses I work with is named Diamond and he is such … Continue reading Misunderstood: Teens & Horses

Equus in Austria

A Horse Door in the Fortress with a Man Door Inset Blacksmith's Quarters Blacksmith Tools Horse Head Haflinger Horses Pulling Carriages All Day Every Day You can probably guess that I'm not super enthusiastic about the carriage horses in Austria. There were lots of them, especially on the weekends, mostly Haflingers the breed you see … Continue reading Equus in Austria

Why Do I Ride?

If we never examine or give thought to our lives or the reasons why we do things, we are at the mercy of our reactions and whims. The subject of thinking, truly giving thought, is on my mind frequently. I don't think we as a species are taught to mindfully think about all that much, … Continue reading Why Do I Ride?

Who Am I Without Horses?

When Gabe and I set out on this adventure I had set the expectation for myself to figure out who I am without horses as the focal point of my life. If I could have brought my beloveds with me on this expedition I certainly would have, but I don't think either of them would … Continue reading Who Am I Without Horses?

A Happy Mare

Breathing in the fresh morning air, clear and crisp, a peaceful mareReady to munch on piles of hay, nothing to do but enjoy the dayEasy and slow, all feels right, feelings of safety through the nightA nicker, a whinny, her friends do call, beckoning her to come from her stallTogether they wander through the fields, … Continue reading A Happy Mare