I'm kicking off this new series a couple of days early. I felt like it needed a to happen now and not later so here we are. Without further ado, welcome to the new series...Jumping Into! What better way to track the progress of moving than beginning with packing (yuck). I was laying on my … Continue reading Jumping Into…Packing!
This week marks the end of my journey at Cal Poly. While it's bittersweet to leave the place that made me who I am today, I can't wait for what is in store for the future. Along with that, I'm going to start a new series on this blog. It doesn't have a name yet, … Continue reading Sayonara Cal Poly!
In exactly 2 weeks I will have an MBA in general management. In exactly 2 weeks, I will leave the town I've called my home for 5 years and relocate to a city I've never lived in and be pushed entirely out of my comfort zone. On top of that, Raven isn't coming with me. … Continue reading Moving Barns
Hi, guys... So, the past couple of weeks have been a doozy for me. Every since April 1st my life has went from 0 to 60. I found out Raven was lame and has to be retired, I am graduating my MBA program soon, I am relocating to an area that I've never lived … Continue reading Update in My Life
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
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.
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
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
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
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?