Taking a New Direction

Over the weekend, I received horrible news. Raven needs to be retired from show jumping. I knew this was coming. My horse has a significant pigeon toe (her hooves are turned in) and I've always known her performance days were numbered. She was always on-again, off-again lame. If I had a penny for every show … Continue reading Taking a New Direction

It’s Simple.

Whenever I have a lesson, it always goes the same. I start by warming up. Raven always feels good, with some room for improvement, but that's what a lesson is for, right? We start warming up over jumps and it's easy to see that we only jump once a week. We're slow to remember everything we … Continue reading It’s Simple.

Joshua Tree

It's been one year since I explored this lovely national park. Boy, do I miss it! I've also been in a bit of a hiking slump (I think it's probably the winter weather?), so I thought I would share some pictures of this trip to inspire me, and inspire you to get out and explore! … Continue reading Joshua Tree

Why I Ride

I don't ride my horse to be perfect at something. I ride because it's who I am. I was 6 years old when I decided that horses must be in my life. I had my mom, my dad, my teachers (basically a lot of people) tell me that I couldn't do it or that I couldn't afford … Continue reading Why I Ride

Time for some spring cleaning…of bad habits

It's that time of year again. The weather is better, horses can stretch their legs, you aren't in the mud all the time. It's also when your horse's energy is sky high and their ground manners could probably use a good brushing up. I wrote a post similar to this (here's the link), but let's review the basics so … Continue reading Time for some spring cleaning…of bad habits

Interested in 3-Day Eventing?

    Oh my, where to start. This sport has so much to talk about! Eventing is not for the faint of heart. While eventing is ridiculously fun, it is also takes a ton of discipline and learning. I miss it, and after you're done reading this post, you'll understand why everyone is addicted to it as … Continue reading Interested in 3-Day Eventing?

What I’m Good At.

Soon I will be an MBA. I will have a masters of business administration and a graduate degree in animal science. That's a lot  of schooling. With all of this experience, I feel pressure to be wise and to have myself figured out. I know that I don't have to, but that's what modern society says. … Continue reading What I’m Good At.

Enhancing Productivity

  To-do list. The first "to-do" of productivity (sorry, I can't help it) is to compose lists of everything that needs to be done. It's easier for me to wrap my head around the amount of work I have to do if I write it out. These lists can include everything from what needs to be … Continue reading Enhancing Productivity

Desolation Wildnerness

I love nature for many reasons, but the first and foremost is that it never ceases to amaze me. Example A: Lake Tahoe. More specifically, desolation wilderness. Located just before the actual lake, desolation wilderness is perfect for almost any activity. On this particular sunny day, we went on a day hike. Since desolation wildnerness is … Continue reading Desolation Wildnerness

Thanksgiving

Hi, all! So I've been gone awhile....sorry! Grad school is kicking my butt. Not gonna lie I have been so busy and today I totally forgot to shower and I didn't realize that until just now. But anyways, on to what I actually wanted to say. I tried something new and hopped on the Western … Continue reading Thanksgiving